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Guidance on Labor Laws for Franchisors

Franchisor Enters Agreement to Help Franchisees Comply with Labor Laws Sonic Industries Services, Inc, franchisor of the SONIC drive-through restaurant chain, has entered into a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to help its independently owned and operated franchise locations comply with the federal labor laws. SONIC…

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IRS Launches CbC Reporting Pages and FAQs

The IRS recently introduced its new Country-by-Country reporting website pages and published frequently asked questions related to the reports. The IRS CbC website includes a CbC reporting guidance page that contains links to the final CbC Treasury Regulations on filing for early reporting periods, model competent authority arrangements, OECD guidance, and forms and instructions. CbC…

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Prepare for Mandatory E-Verify — Maybe?

Prepare: E-Verify May Soon Become Mandatory With so much focus in Washington on stemming illegal immigration and the erosion of job opportunities for U.S. citizens, chances appear better than ever that the E-Verify system will become mandatory. President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal includes funds to upgrade the system so that it can handle greater capacity,…

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Understand Your Social Security Retirement Benefits

When can you claim Social Security benefits? For years, people have questioned the viability of the Social Security system going forward. In July, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The report projects that the combined asset reserves of the Old-Age,…

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5 Things That Can Increase Your IRS Audit Risk

By: Anita Anand, JD No one ever wants to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service, but have you ever wondered how the IRS makes their audit selections? Although a number of considerations go into the analysis, a handful of factors can increase your chances of being selected for an IRS audit. And even though…

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