When a woman sued her employer for sex bias, her lawyer asked the company to produce text messages sent between bosses discussing her salary. The company argued the texts were private, but a court required they be turned over. The lesson: Compose business texts with the same deliberation as official memos. (Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy, DC MN)
Thousands of employers have been snared in the IRS's all-out initiative to increase employment-tax audits—its first such initiative in 25 years. A main target: the tax treatment and reporting of employee fringe benefits....Click here to find out more.