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#MeToo: Better for Business?

By Samantha Delbick The topic of sexual harassment has been at the forefront of public discourse since the #MeToo movement burst into the public consciousness during the fall of 2017. With people emboldened and continuing to share their stories, the anti-sexual harassment movement shows no signs of slowing down or fading anytime soon. Just as the… Keep Reading

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The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the Mortgage Interest Deduction

By Vaheh Manoukian The mortgage interest deduction is one of the most prominent features of the Internal Revenue Code. After state taxes, it is the most common deduction Americans make.[1] The mortgage interest deduction allows homeowners with a mortgage to deduct the interest from the mortgage on their taxes, potentially saving them thousands of dollars.… Keep Reading

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The Ban that Opened Pandora’s Box: The Impact of “Ban the Box” Ordinances on Employers Nationwide

By Gabriel Mendoza Introduction “Check here if you have a felony conviction.”[1] “Check if you’ve ever been arrested.”[2] “[Check] if you have a criminal record.”[3] Effective January 1, 2018, California joined nine other states—as well as the District of Columbia and thirty U.S. cities and counties—in mandating that both public and private employers remove questions… Keep Reading

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