Receiving Social Security Disability & Unemployment Compensation at the Same Time – No Easy Answer

There appears to be a conflict between Social Security Disability and Unemployment Compensation. In order to get Social Security Disability, you have to claim you are “disabled” for any work. However, to obtain Unemployment Compensation you have to claim you are “able and available” for work. The November 15, 2006 Memorandum from Chief Judge Frank Cristaudo. The Chief Judge said, “……

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Are Social Security Disability Payments Taxable?

Your Social Security Disability / Insurance (SSD / SSI) benefits may be subjected to being taxed. This would depend upon how you file, and if you have other sources of income. If your Social Security benefits are your only source of income which you have received in the past year, then more than likely these benefits are not subject to…

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A Brief Guide to Employment Law for New Employers

It can be an exciting time for a business owner when their business has grown large enough to employ people to continue with the required expansion. However, there are some key points that every new employer should be aware of so they do not fall foul of employment laws that regulate employers and their employees. 1. Employers should issue an employment contract…

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Social Security Disability and the Importance of Your Prior Work

I had a recent Social Security Disability hearing for a 59 year old man (John Doe) who had been a plant manager for a cement company. He had been denied his claim by the district office on the grounds he retained the ability to do light duty work (lifting up to 20 pounds). The district office concluded his job as…

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Tax Preparers Gearing Up for Affordable Care Act Tax Law Changes

Professional tax preparers are busy learning the new laws set in place for January 2014 for the Affordable Care Act. The published updates are filled with technical words and complex explanations and might confuse the average tax payer. Having a trusted tax preparer on your side will make the compliance forms that much easier to fill out. As a tax payer,…

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Employment Law Services

Every employee finds themselves in one situation or another where they require employment law services. Whether it is discrimination at work, bullying and harassment, maternity and paternity issues, compromise agreements, dismissal, redundancy, whistle blowing, etc, these solicitors provide the legal expertise to help you protect your interests. In every employment contract, there are a large number of details that are…

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The Most Important Aspects Of Employment Law

If you are a new business owner or an existing company looking to employ people for the first time then there are many laws governing employment that you must be aware of. There will be differences in employment law depending upon which country your business operates in but in general these points will apply. Not abiding by these laws can…

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Estate Tax Law Changes You Should Know About

As part of the broad extension of the Bush tax cuts that the President signed in December, laws affecting estate planning were also extended and expanded through the end of 2012. Here’s a quick overview of the primary changes. 1. Increased Exemption Levels: The federal exemption level for estate taxes rose to $5 million per person and important changes were…

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Company Policies and Employment Law

In order for an employer to effectively manage their workforce, it’s essential for the right employment policies to be established. These policies must comply with employer employment law, but should also be customized to meet the needs of each workplace. Ideally, an employer should be able to anticipate the type of problems that are likely to come up in their…

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Who Knew Bartering Is Taxable Income? Tax Law Regarding Bartering

Some small businesses still use the oldest form of commerce, bartering or the exchanges of goods and services. The IRS wants all taxpayers of small business, or any business for that matter, to make sure they know that “the fair market value of property or services received through bartering is taxable income”. According to Income Tax Law, bartering is taxable…

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