Daily Archives: August 6, 2010 - 2 results


Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Arthur Buono  
Stray Remarks OK in Google Age Discrimination Case

The California Supreme Court yesterday took a stance against what’s known in federal age discrimination case law as the "stray remarks doctrine." The case involves everybody’s favorite $160 billion pinata, Google. The gist of yesterday’s decision is that disparaging comments about a person’s age made by someone not in a managerial role can be used as proof of age discrimination. So here’s a few offhand comments on the stray remarks rule.   California allows stray remarks about a person’s age …

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Posted 4 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Arthur Buono  
IRS Drops Refund Anticipation Loan Debt Indicator

The IRS announced yesterday that it will no longer provide a key measure of a filer’s creditworthiness to providers of refund anticipation loans. The "debt indicator" told the lender if any part of the filer’s refund could be taken to pay tax or other government debts, like child support. Consumer advocates hailed the move, but RAL industry players said it will just cost filers more to get the loans.   Refund Anticipation Loans get filers refunds fast, for a fee …

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