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Danielle Lackey

About Danielle Lackey

As Chief Legal Officer, Danielle is responsible for all Motus legal affairs and works with strategic business units to drive initiatives that bolster IRS and legal compliance for Motus clients. Prior to joining Motus, Danielle co-founded and served as CEO of Cadence Counsel, a company that helps law firms and companies thrive in an environment where work, as we know it, is rapidly changing. Before founding Cadence Counsel, Danielle practiced as a litigator at Latham & Watkins, representing major corporations and senior executives in complex civil and criminal matters. She earned her J.D. with Distinction from Stanford Law School and is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude).


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COVID-19 Location Services

The Evolving Legal Landscape of Remote Work

Danielle Lackey on September 23, 2020

COVID-19 has driven considerable changes to the way people do many things. Top among those changes is the expansion of remote work. This has led to developments in the legal…

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Work from home reimbursement
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Employees Working From Home? A Legal Overview

Danielle Lackey on March 23, 2020

A Legal Overview of Work From Home Reimbursement The world is a different place today than it was a month ago – or even a week ago. As businesses and…

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California Assembly Bill 5
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The Expansion of California Assembly Bill 5 and Your Company

Danielle Lackey on November 20, 2019

How California Assembly Bill 5 Could Impact Your Business In mid-September, California’s governor signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. Effective January 1, 2020, AB5 changes the criteria that define…

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2019 IRS Standard Mileage Rate
Anywhere Workforce Vehicle Reimbursement

Just Announced: The 2019 IRS Standard Mileage Rate

Danielle Lackey on December 14, 2018

How will the 2019 IRS standard mileage rate impact your business? The 2019 IRS standard mileage rate was announced today as $0.58. Next year’s rate increased 3.5 cents from the…

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ABC test
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The Quandary of the ABC Test: What Does Employee Classification Mean for Your Business?

Danielle Lackey on September 10, 2018

The rise of the gig economy has raised the profile of the employment law topic. Companies in the gig economy rely on classifying workers as independent contractors, even if those…

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2018 Tax Reform
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2018 Tax Reform: What You Need to Know

Danielle Lackey on February 28, 2018

The passage of federal 2018 tax reform legislation (aka the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or TCJA) left many with questions. For our customers in particular, the big one is:…

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2018 IRS Safe Harbor Rate
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2018 IRS Safe Harbor Rate: 3 Key Takeaways for Businesses

Danielle Lackey on December 15, 2017

If you’re wondering what the recently announced IRS Safe Harbor Rate means for your business – we’re here to break it down for you. It’s important to understand the current…

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driver safety
Anywhere Workforce Industry Trends

Why Driver Safety is Critical for Your Business in 2017

Danielle Lackey on August 22, 2017

Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly mobile as opportunities to work outside of the office increase. Simultaneously, an improved economy and low gasoline prices have resulted in a three percent increase…

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Car Allowances
Vehicle Reimbursement

The Pitfalls of Using Car Allowances For Mileage Reimbursement

Danielle Lackey on July 10, 2017

Mobile workers incur a wide range of expenses as they drive. From fuel and maintenance costs to insurance premiums and depreciation, they must be repaid accordingly. Tracking, processing, and reimbursing…

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