Experts Provide Value in Damages Litigation

Hiring a qualified damages expert can be a key factor in the outcome of litigation. Damages experts provide accomplished opinions on the appropriate amount of damages suffered by a party in litigation. Marisa Gentile provides background information on the role of experts in damages litigation.... read more >

Participation Rate Rises Slightly

The average participation rate in 401(k) plans was 82.7% at the end of 2008, according to the 52nd Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans by the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America. That is a very small increase over the previous year’s rate of 81.9%. Pre-tax participant deferrals averaged 5.5% of pay for non-highly compensated employees and 6.6% for highly compensated employees.... read more >

Auto Update: Health Care Impact on "The New Model"

Automobile

By Paul Matvey

Paul Matvey shares his thoughts on the possible impact of the proposed health care plan on the auto industry.... read more >

Health Care Reform: Is your plan a Cadillac or a Chevy?

Tax

By Ron Kramer

President Obama signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“the Act”) into law on March 23, 2010. Separately, on March 25, 2010, the Senate and House passed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (“the Reconciliation Act”) amending many provisions of the Act. The Reconciliation Act is awaiting President Obama’s signature.... read more >

Is Your Organization's Proprietary Data Being Shared on the Internet?

Technology

By Erin Abbot

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission notified about 100 organizations that personal information from their computer networks had been exposed. Last year, highly sensitive blueprints for the Presidential helicopter, Marine One, were found on a server in Iran as reported by CNET News® on February 28, 2009. How does this happen?... read more >

Tax Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - What Will They Mean to You?

Health Care|Tax

By Ron Kramer

President Obama has signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“the Act”) passed by the House of Representatives late Sunday, March 21. Now, the separate package of modifications to the Act contained in the Health Care and Education Tax Credits Reconciliation Act of 2010 (“the House Reconciliation Act”) heads to the Senate to face the reconciliation process that could allow it to pass by a simple majority vote.... read more >

What Governor Rendell's Budget Really Means to Pennsylvania Consumers

When commenting on his new budget proposal that was revealed last month, Governor Ed Rendell was quoted as saying, “For the average Pennsylvania family, the elimination of sales tax loopholes does not impact them one way or other.”... read more >

Deadline to Claim First - Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Rapidly Approaching

Tax

By Tod Wilson

The tax credit for first-time homebuyers, as expanded and updated by The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, will expire soon. To qualify for the credit, taxpayers have until April 30, 2010 to purchase a new home or enter into a binding contact.... read more >

Senate Sends HIRE Bill to President's Desk

Tax

By Martin DiGiovine

The U.S. Senate approved the final version of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Bill, on March 17, 2010. The Jobs bill, as it has been ... read more >