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Q: My elderly father received a 1099-B Form (which I've never seen before) for about $1,000 in withdrawals last year from an American Express Certificate. He claims he has contributed more than that and does not have to pay any tax on the withdrawals. Does this seem right? M.R.R., Livingston, N.J.
Say your marketing director breaks his leg during an after-hours employee basketball-league game. Who's responsible? Courts are very likely to say your company is.
Q: As always, I mailed my 2003 tax return as soon as possible. But soon after I mailed it, my broker sent me a corrected Form 1099 that restated dividend income. Do I have to file an amended return, even though it was the brokerage firm's error? K.R., Crawfordsville, Ind.
While debate on the current same-sex marriage controversy centers on "Is it legal/moral?," your business faces a different question: How do gay couples fit into workplace policies involving everything from family leave to medical benefits?
An administrative judge for the NLRB ordered Prudential Insurance to hold a new union election because the company distributed anti-union e-mails but didn't allow organizers to access the system.