Business Audit Defence. Legal news and articles for February 22 - 23, 2012

State agency's police chiefs lack law enforcement experienceFraud case is latest twist for Saugus Public LibraryFraud case is latest twist in library revival storyMBTA union audit reveals fiscal irregularitiesHaverstraw Village Holds Public Hearing on Tax Cap IssueAssemblymember Portantino announces audit reform measureRomney as Audit Chair Saw Marriott Son of BOSS Shelter Defy IRSRomney as Auditing Chairman Saw Marriott Use Tax SheltersNebraska regent says he's “disappointed” in state auditorTwenty Additional Law School Class Action Suits Are in the Works; Is Your ...Would you want your state to investigate this child abuse allegation?Mexico Public School District No. 59 Board of EducationSenate wants to investigate BSP auditing of bank accountsLegal protection means doing some homeworkSpringfield schools to learn audit results March 2

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How to Hire Independent Contractors (Without Getting in Trouble)
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2012

What I'm doing is trying to keep a smaller in-house contingent and supplement it with contractors based on the ebbs and flows of how much business we have.” For both legal and practical reasons, Scale Computing does not use contractors in areas like ...more »

Federal Tax Dodgers Owe $3.4 Billion
The Fiscal TimesFebruary 2, 2012

Under federal labor law, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee on the basis that their earnings are garnished for any one debt, including owing taxes, except in case of IRS employees who can be terminated for unpaid taxes.more »

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State agency's police chiefs lack law enforcement experience
News10.netFebruary 23, 2012

Monica Lam/California Watch By Ryan Gabrielson State officials hired a former labor negotiator and government manager who lacked basic law enforcement training to oversee investigations at California's institutions for the developmentally disabled, ...more »

Fraud case is latest twist for Saugus Public Library
Boston GlobeFebruary 23, 2012

Trustees also did not report the existence of the library acount to the town treasurer, as required by state law, according to a summary of the audit findings made public in December. Duffy also was allowed to maintain records for the account, ...more »

Fraud case is latest twist in library revival story
Boston.comFebruary 23, 2012

Trustees also did not report the existence of the library acount to the town treasurer, as required by state law, according to a summary of the audit findings made public in December. Duffy also was allowed to maintain records for the account, ...more »

MBTA union audit reveals fiscal irregularities
Boston GlobeFebruary 23, 2012

By Travis Andersen The largest union for workers at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has acknowledged that a recent audit found financial irregularities in union coffers, following the recent departure of its treasurer.more »

Haverstraw Village Holds Public Hearing on Tax Cap Issue
Rockland County TimesFebruary 23, 2012

BY MICHAEL CAHILL The Haverstraw Village board of trustees met Tuesday night for its regular session and a surprisingly calm public hearing to discuss a local law that would override the new tax levy limit. New York State's new property tax cap permit ...more »

Assemblymember Portantino announces audit reform measure
San Gabriel Valley TribuneFebruary 22, 2012

In following years, the Joint Rules Committee would hire an independent contractor to perform the audits but under guidelines set by the Controller. Under current law, the Joint Rules Committee chooses the auditor and sets the parameters for the audit.more »

Romney as Audit Chair Saw Marriott Son of BOSS Shelter Defy IRS
BusinessWeekFebruary 22, 2012

He joined the company's board in 1993, and has served on it for 11 of the past 19 years, including six as chairman of the audit committee. During Romney's tenure as a Marriott director, the company repeatedly utilized complex tax-avoidance maneuvers, ...more »

Romney as Auditing Chairman Saw Marriott Use Tax Shelters
BloombergFebruary 22, 2012

“Marriott only engages in transactions that we believe are in accordance with the tax code and that we think will create shareholder value.” In 2004, Marriott's tax planning drew the ire of Senator John McCain. Marriott received hundreds of millions of ...more »

Nebraska regent says he's “disappointed” in state auditor
WatchdogFebruary 22, 2012

He said the process of getting data for the auditors “took longer than anyone would have liked it to take” but the university had to make sure it was adhering to federal confidentiality laws and vendor contracts. “I have a real respect for Mike,” ...more »

Twenty Additional Law School Class Action Suits Are in the Works; Is Your ...
Above the LawFebruary 22, 2012

By Staci Zaretsky When we interviewed David Anziska back in December 2011, he noted that Team Strauss/Anziska intended to make 2012 the “year of law school litigation.” Keeping that in mind, they certainly started the year off on the right foot when ...more »

Would you want your state to investigate this child abuse allegation?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)February 22, 2012

The variation shows some confusion in state law, but also some regional variation. Some communities simply have different levels of tolerance and, as a result, different thresholds when it comes to what necessitates a child welfare investigation.more »

Mexico Public School District No. 59 Board of Education
Mexico LedgerFebruary 22, 2012

The purpose of his appearance was to officially notify the board about the audit and to explain the audit process. According to Ruether, the Missouri State Auditor's Office can, by law, at any time, audit all public schools in the state.more »

Senate wants to investigate BSP auditing of bank accounts
Philippine StarFebruary 22, 2012

I am not against the examining if they comply with the law, but if they can look into the accounts of anybody in this country, then what (for) are the Republic Acts (RA) that impose secrecies on certain matters in this country?more »

Legal protection means doing some homework
Hamilton SpectatorFebruary 22, 2012

One manner to ensure that your business organization receives a passing grade is to do a legal audit. A legal audit is a process where a solicitor conducts a thorough review of your organization by examining its boilerplate agreements, policies and ...more »

Springfield schools to learn audit results March 2
Springfield News-LeaderFebruary 22, 2012

Under Missouri law, the state auditor may be called on to audit a city, district or other political subdivision if enough of its qualified voters make that request. The official process kicked off in September 2010 with an entrance interview.more »

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