IRS Issues Guidance on the Treatment of Business Meal Expenses Under TCJA


By Blake D. Lewis

Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers were able to deduct fifty percent of the cost of meal expenses and entertainment expenses provided certain requirements were met. As a result of the TCJA, entertainment expenses are no longer deductible.  The issue presented for taxpayers has now become whether the provision of food and beverages might constitute entertainment.

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DOL Proposes New Overtime Rules that Cover More Workers


On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that, if implemented, will impact which workers are covered by the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here is what you need to know:

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‘Stump Dump’ Fire Just Beginning


By Robert W. George
Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

Putting out the underground fire still smoldering at the property in Bella Vista known as the “Stump Dump” could be the easiest part of resolving a situation that has concerned residents for months.

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Part 2: Responding to a Complaint


Med Mal 101: Back to Basics is 12-part series produced by Friday, Eldredge & Clark. Written by the attorneys in the Medical Malpractice Group, the content is designed to give physicians and other healthcare providers information they need to know about malpractice litigation.

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New Overtime Rules Expected


By Michael S. Moore

Next month promises the beginning of substantial changes in overtime compliance. The United States Department of Labor has stated that it will propose a new salary threshold for white-collar exemptions. Most experts expect those proposals sometime in March.

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