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Daily Archives: January 11, 2010

Consumer ‘gripe’ site can’t be sued for defamation (access required)

Federal law protecting interactive computer service providers bars a lawsuit brought by a car dealer that alleged it was defamed by comments posted on a consumer website, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The defendant operates a ...

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Workers can’t get paid for time changing gear (access required)

Poultry workers are not entitled under federal wage law to be paid for the time they spent donning and doffing personal protective gear required for their jobs, the 4th Circuit has ruled in affirming a judgment. The defendant operates a ...

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Congress moves on data security bills (access required)

Before recessing for the holidays last year, the House of Representatives passed a bill designed to boost online data privacy protections, while another data security measure advanced in the Senate. The House bill, the Data Accountability and Trust Act, H.R. ...

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IRS issues proposed regs for tax preparers (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations for tax return preparers earlier this month that for the first time would impose requirements of registration, testing and continued education for all preparers. “As tax season begins, most Americans will turn to tax ...

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