Archive for March, 2011

14Mar, 11

Written unambiguous agreements between employers and employees are generally enforced based upon their specific terms, irrespective of whether the employer or employee claim they orally agreed to something other than what is in the written agreement. This issue was addressed by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the February 18, ... more

2Mar, 11

The Internal Revenue Service is keeping current with consumer technology. Recently they unveiled a smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund. “This new smart phone app reflects our commitment to modernizing the agency and engaging taxpayers where they want when they want it,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “As ... more

2Mar, 11

Employees of private employers may legitimately lose their job for exercising what they believe is their free speech at the work place. This point was illustrated in the New Hampshire federal court decision of John R. Griffin, Jr. v. Margaret Garrison. In that case, Griffin filed a lawsuit against Garrison as a New Hampshire Department ... more

2Mar, 11

Last month, State Senator William Brownsberger reintroduced the bill, called “An Act Relative to Noncompetition Agreements.” Like its predecessor, if this bill becomes law, it will severely restrict the enforcement of noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts. Unlike the previous version of the bill this version does not restrict noncompetition agreements to employees who earn more than ... more

2Mar, 11

It is that time of year again, the time to file your company’s annual report with the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office. The deadline of April 1st seems a ways off, but it can sneak up of you. The filing of an annual report is required of all corporations and limited liability companies whether ... more