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Court of Appeals Requires Child’s Vaccination Despite Mother’s Religious Objection

A recent opinion from the Indiana Court of Appeals held a mother in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of a paternity decree, which provided that her child had to be vaccinated if required by her school, even though the mother had properly submitted a religious objection. The Case In I...

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Supreme Court’s “Water of the U.S.” Ruling Means Continued Uncertainty

In a decision that could open courts up to future litigation, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to rules regarding the definition of “waters of the United States.” The Supreme Court’s decision in National ...

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Employee Options When Employer Fails to Issue W-2 Form

Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees a Form W-2 stating the employee’s wages and withholdings for the year by January 31 of the following year. This obligation remains even when an employer has closed its doors and ceased operating. Employees should confirm that their ...

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Employers and Coverage Providers Given More Time to Deliver 2017 Health Coverage Information Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a notice (Notice 2018-6) that extends the due date for furnishing required Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms to individuals and employees until March 2, 2018.  Previously, the deadline to furnish individuals with their 2017 Form 1095-B (Health Coverag...

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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn Names Steven M. Theising a Partner; Welcomes Joshua Richard “J.R.” Trockman, Nicholas J. Golding to the Firm

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that Steven M. Theising been named a partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2018; and that Joshua Richard “J.R.” Trockman and Nicholas J. Golding joined the firm in 2017. Steven M. Theising practices primarily in the areas o...

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Significant Estate Planning Opportunities for High Net Worth Individuals

With the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) by President Trump on December 22, 2017, the most sweeping tax legislation in decades has been enacted.  The Act doubles the estate and gift tax exemption amount to $11,200,000 to those individuals dying in 2018, up from what was to be a $5,6...

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Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership Filing Requirements Effective January 1, 2018

There are new filing requirements in Indiana for limited partnerships (“LPs”) and limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”). Effective January 1, 2018, pursuant to I.C. 23-0.5-2-13, all domestic and registered foreign LPs and LLPs are required to file biennial reports with the Indiana Secretary of Sta...

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GOP Tax Bill Prompts Late Tax Tips for 2017

Republican lawmakers joined President Trump on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, to celebrate their largest legislative achievement to date, currently named “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”).  The Act makes several sweeping changes, including a provision that, effective in 2018, caps the amount of...

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NLRB Overturns Browning-Ferris and Lutheran Heritage Cases: Issues New Joint Employer Test and Standard for Analyzing Workplace Policies

On December 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) new General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, issued his first G.C. Memorandum forecasting the direction of the NLRB in 2018 and beyond.  Therein, the General Counsel rescinded several Obama-era memoranda and signaled the NLRB’s wil...

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