Danielle Lackey

  • 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 landscape of remote work. As employers adjust to remote work as a long-term solution, there are compliance issues they should consider. Work Leaves the Office…

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  • 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 individuals try to ascertain what the new normal will look like, one thing is clear: the workplace as we’ve known it is transforming. Working from…

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  • 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 independent contractors. Employers that are not aligned with the new law could be at risk of misclassification claims by their employees. What’s more, New York…

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  • 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 2018 rate. Also referred to as the IRS Safe Harbor Rate, the IRS mileage reimbursement rate and IRS business mileage standard, the IRS standard mileage…

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  • 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 workers choose to work full-time. With the recent Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles decision, the debate around worker classification is…

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  • 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: “What does this mean for my vehicle reimbursement plan?” What hasn’t changed with the TCJA? The good news is that the legislation has no impact…

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  • 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 rate, how it’s calculated and how it’s used by companies like yours. In the simplest terms, the rate is meant to help calculate tax deductions…

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  • 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 in miles driven in the United States in 2016 relative to 2015. These trends reveal the importance for businesses across the country to provide their…

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  • 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 accurately for these costs is not always easy though, particularly for companies with many mobile workers. The reality is, companies have several options when it…

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  • Businesses are well-advised to be aware of the risks associated with mileage fraud. Unfortunately, many companies are unaware of how commonly mileage fraud occurs in businesses with mobile workers. Outdated mileage reporting methods — like relying on spreadsheets to track mileage without GPS verification — prevent companies from reviewing reports and detecting errors. Finance and…

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