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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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IRS Rate for Reimbursement
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Mileage Reimbursement and the IRS Mileage Rate

Danielle Lackey on July 8, 2022

When it comes to mileage reimbursement, employers have many options to choose from. Those options include: car allowances, the IRS mileage rate, cents-per-mile rates (other than the IRS) and fixed…

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business mileage
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Business Mileage 101: How to be Prepared for an IRS Audit

Danielle Lackey on July 5, 2022

IRS audits are about as much fun as root canals. Both are painful, costly and grueling. Unlike dental work, however, you may find your company (or your employees) audited again…

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IRS Mileage Rate
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What is the IRS Mileage Rate? How Does it Impact Your Business?

Danielle Lackey on April 3, 2022

Every year the IRS announces a new IRS mileage rate. That number is generally somewhere between 60 cents and 30 cents. And it has considerable impact on many companies’ vehicle…

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car allowances
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The Pitfalls of Using Car Allowances For Mileage Reimbursement

Danielle Lackey on January 4, 2021

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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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
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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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