Tax Alert

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

Gift Tax And GST Tax Reduction The most significant feature of the new law is the dramatic, but temporary, increase in the gift tax and GST tax exemption amounts. Prior to the change each individual could make tax free gifts during his or her lifetime in the amount of $1,000,000,whether those gifts were to children […]

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Further Increase Retaliation Claims

Posted on Feb 14, 2011

Employers face increased exposure to retaliation claims in the wake of another recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding which employees are protected under Title VII’s retaliation provisions. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin and religion. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against ”employees or applicants… because […]