Dedicated Experts to Help Motus Customers Successfully Navigate Today’s Dynamic Legal, Tax and Economic Landscapes
Boston, Mass. – April 25, 2017 – Motus, the premier vehicle management and reimbursement platform, today announced it has established the Motus Policy & Compliance Board to help customers successfully navigate the full spectrum of legal, tax and economic challenges of reimbursing mobile employees. Championed by Motus General Counsel Danielle Lackey, the Motus Policy & Compliance Board represents the latest of a number of initiatives aimed at bolstering IRS and legal compliance for Motus clients.
“With the exponential growth of the mobile workforce, employers are under pressure to ensure that their vehicle programs comply with federal and state labor standards, and that employees are fairly and accurately reimbursed,” said Craig Powell, Motus President and CEO. “As a trusted partner, we have identified, vetted, and assembled Motus Policy & Compliance Board experts that specialize in tax, law, and economic analysis – so that our customers can rely on us every step of the way.”
Inaugural members of the Motus Policy & Compliance Board include:
Linda Claxton, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Linda has worked in all aspects of employment law during her 30-year career, including counseling employers through litigation claims of mileage under-reimbursement under California Labor Code Section 2802. As a member of the Motus Policy & Compliance Board, she helps inform Motus customers on state and federal employment matters.
Micha “Mitch” Danzig, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Mitch brings extensive expertise in employment law to the Motus Policy & Compliance Board, and is a resource for Motus customers seeking to ensure that IRS and legal compliance initiatives adhere to state and federal agency standards, including those enforced by the California Labor Commission and the United States Department of Labor.
Vanja Habekovic, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Vanja provides guidance on business and tax planning and represents employers in tax disputes with the IRS, including payroll tax controversies and audits that pertain to automobile reimbursement plans. As a member of the Motus Policy & Compliance Board, Vanja speaks to the IRS requirements for automobile reimbursements using fixed and variable rate (FAVR) allowance plans.
Rodney Harrison, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Rodney brings more than two decades of experience in the areas of labor and employment law to the Motus Policy & Compliance Board. His experience spans numerous federal and state wage and hour class actions involving vehicle expense reimbursement, and assisting many employers to develop and implement legally defensible vehicle reimbursement programs.
Michael Holland, Analysis Group
Mike has more than 15 years of experience applying economics and finance to corporate and business litigation, bringing experience consulting on mileage reimbursement and class certification cases under California Labor Code Section 2802. His analysis has contributed to the successful defeat of class certification, and as a member of the Motus Policy & Compliance Board, he brings expertise on all phases of class certification matters.
“As the mobile workforce expands, our clients increasingly emphasize compliance and risk mitigation as key drivers for selecting Motus technology,” said Lackey. “Our clients rely on us, and we are committed to being their partner as they navigate this new and complex employment environment. As an element of this partnership, we are thrilled to bring together a standout group of experts—uniquely-versed in the tax, legal, and economic matters surrounding mileage reimbursement.”
For information about the Motus Policy & Compliance Board, visit https://www.motus.com/policy-compliance-board.