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Grand America audit turns up undocumented workers
Salt Lake TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

“Such businesses gain a competitive edge by paying illegal alien workers low wages or otherwise exploiting them. These inspections are one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to ensure that businesses are complying with US employment ...more »

Mayor requests special jobs rules for LA
89.3 KPCCSeptember 1, 2011

At the risk of mentioning reality, I'd point out that if you go out and get Federal regulations lifted, you are in fact "cutting red tape." Anyone working on a project locally would then spend locally. ....like a Chicago machine politician? ...more »

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Asset Protection
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DFW Muslims profess love for their country
Fort Worth Star TelegramSeptember 10, 2011

Many of those who attended were not Muslim -- they were Christians and Jewish clergy who had come to lend their support and protection. Christians and Jews offered to ring the mosques with their bodies so no harm would come to the buildings. ...more »

From wives to cakes: China's taxing issues
CNN International (blog)September 1, 2011

Rather than rejoice, Chinese netizens are howling about new tax regulations that impact couples seeking to marry. More galling is a new interpretation of tax law that says employees must now pay taxes on gifts of seasonal cakes – popular boxes of ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Hughes Watters Askanase Expands Wills and Probate Practice With Addition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 13, 2011

He has extensive experience in trust matters, pre- and post-marital agreements, tax planning for closely held businesses, and charitable law matters. Moore previously served as an assistant vice president and trust officer with Kanaly Trust Company in ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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COMPLIANCE CONNECTION [Hoosier Banker (IN)]
TMC NetSeptember 8, 2011

The declaration becomes effective upon the death of incapacity of the declarant and terminates in 90 days, unless the standby guardian files a petition fot a guardianship during that 90-day period. Question: Indiana Do Not Call law - Does the Indiana ...more »

Jimenez may upgrade 2016 tourism target
ABS CBN NewsSeptember 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines - Newly-installed Tourism Secretary said the country may do better than what his predecessor originally targeted. He did not explain further, noting only that he is still in the midst of polishing the ...more »

Estate Administration
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'No One Could Have Expected A Tragedy Like This'
Connecticut Law TribuneSeptember 9, 2011

Rather than looking to the law to determine the legitimacy and consequences of their response to the attacks, the Bush administration instead actively sought to jettison the established laws of war, military law, and constitutional requirements ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Taxes: How To Turn In Your Neighbor to the IRS
Wall Street JournalSeptember 2, 2011

(Some cases, such as tax shelters, involve multiple taxpayers.) Scott Knott of the Ferraro Law Firm in Washington says the IRS has accepted from his firm alone cases involving claims of $98.6 billion of unpaid tax, with one case involving unpaid ...more »

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