EEOC Penalties Rise Effective July 2016

When it comes to violations of the labor law posting requirements, it's not that these mandatory notices aren't displayed prominently. It's that they are not displayed at all, says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). And that's a problem. Typically the EEOC is alerted to the issue by employees who are aware of the requirements and contact the authorities. That could lead to an Continue Reading

Protect Your Accounts from Identity Theft and Fraud

From mobile apps to the Internet, technology has transformed our lives. It facilitates financial transactions and the transmission of information. But it also brings risks. There are weekly news stories about sensitive personal data being hacked online and sold on the black market. Do You Review Your Statements Each Month? With the prevalence of automated bill payment, many busy Continue Reading

The IRS Takes a Proactive Stance against Identity Theft and Tax Scams

The Federal Trade Commission estimates as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year. Although the security of personal data is a top priority of all types of entities, the IRS is especially vigilant, because tax-related identity theft is the most common form of reported identity theft. Are Identity Protection Services Taxable? Under federal tax law, gross income Continue Reading