Winners Announced at Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Awards 2018

Tampa Bay Human Resources Person of the Year Award

The Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award celebrates the Human Resources industry and recognizes the outstanding achievements of local HR professionals.

Nomination for a Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award is especially meaningful because it is the only HR award in the Tampa Bay community for which professionals are selected by their peers.”

— Patrick Moraites

TAMPA, FL, US, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2018 Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award winners were announced at the 4th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 26th, at the TPepin Hospitality Centre, Tampa, FL. The event and its awards are made possible by its outstanding sponsors and partners including Ogletree Deakins, Vaco Staffing and Key HR.

The Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award was developed to celebrate the Human Resources Industry and to recognize those in the HR profession who exemplify outstanding achievement within the local human resources community.

Twenty-nine HR professionals vied for honors in three categories including HR Person of the Year, HR Consultant of the Year, and HR Young Professional. A panel of judges compromised of previous winners of the Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award chose this year’s award winners after a rigorous nomination and selection process.

The award winners included:
• HR Person of the Year, Large Organization – Marlene Velez, MBA, SPHR; Chief People & Culture Officer – Power Design
• HR Person of the Year, Medium Organization – Stephanie Deiter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; VP, Human Resources – The SKY Family YMCA
• HR Person of the Year, Small Organization – Marie Graziosi, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; Chief of Staff – Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc
• HR Consultant of the Year – Jennifer Glor; Principal Consultant – livingHR
• HR Young Professional of the Year – Neil Williams, PHR; HR Manager – AVI-SPL, Inc.

Other sponsors include: HUB International, Cushman Wakefield, Oasis Outsourcing, Gehring Group, Aon Risk, Fisher & Phillips, LLP, livingHR, Bouchard Insurance, Grow Financial, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, MBI Worldwide, USAA, Shaker Recruitment Marketing, A Media Marketing & Maui Wowi Coffee.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://tbhraward.com/sponsor/ or contact jenni@hr-shield.com
The Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year Award is hosted by HR Shield, a division of FIRM Consulting Group.

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Can You Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits for PTSD? A Workers' Compensation Lawyer Elaborates

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Jenkintown's Marc Weinberg of Saffren & Weinberg has been handling workers' compensation cases for decades.

Workers often think that PTSD is not something they can have or that it is not covered because it is not a discrete, single accident or illness.”

— Marc Weinberg, Partner

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Workers’ compensation provides important benefits, like medical care and compensation for missed work and lost wages, for people who suffer from work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers are not always aware that this coverage expands beyond simple physical injury like a fall at work. Workers’ compensation claims can be for a wide variety of traumatic events, injuries, and illnesses, like chemical exposure and work stress-related medical problems.

One commonly overlooked illness that workers may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim for is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly referred to by the acronym PTSD. Workers often think that PTSD is not something they can have or that it is not covered because it is not a discrete, single accident or illness.

The following information provides a general overview to clear up some of the misconceptions about workers’ compensation for PTSD:

Understanding PTSD

The National Institution of Health (“NIH”) describes PTSD as a mental health condition or disorder, comprised of a number of different types of symptoms, that some people develop after experiencing a “shocking, scary, or dangerous event.” The duration and severity of PTSD vary from person to person as does the triggering event.

The triggering event leading to PTSD does not have to have an immediate negative physical impact on the person. For example, someone might suffer from PTSD after the sudden death of a close family member or after a home invasion even though they were not physically harmed.

There is no single list of symptoms for PTSD and there are many different physical and psychological symptoms that PTSD can cause, ranging from vivid flashbacks to being easily scared to uncharacteristic bursts of anger to vomiting. The many PTSD symptoms are divided into four different categories: re-experiencing symptoms, avoidance symptoms, arousal and reactivity symptoms, and cognitive mood symptoms. A PTSD diagnosis usually requires at least one symptom in each category and continuation of symptoms for at least one month.

PTSD Affects Everyday Individuals

One common misconception about PTSD is that it only impacts war veterans. The most publically known and severe cases of PTSD have been in relation to war veterans, police officers, first responders and others who engage in daily activities that routinely put them into traumatic events. There is an epidemic of PTSD in this country among veterans, but everyday individuals from construction workers to customer service reps at an insurance company may also suffer from PTSD. It is a mental illness that can be exacerbated by a workplace incident and turn into a long term workplace injury.

It is not uncommon for PTSD symptoms to be overlooked or downplayed because the individual does not think they could suffer from it or that their trauma or psychological injury was bad enough. This is not the case. PTSD is a very serious medical condition that can continue to worsen and negatively impact an individual’s health and well-being if untreated. If you think there is a possibility that you are suffering, you should take steps to obtain medical treatment immediately.

Workplace-Related PTSD

Once PTSD is understood, it is easy to see how workplace events and environments can cause PTSD. There are two different ways that PTSD can arise from work: (1) Something scary, traumatic, or dangerous happens at work leading to PTSD from the event; or (2) Something scary, traumatic, or dangerous occurs outside of work but was triggered by something at work. No matter the exact cause of the PTSD, it must be “work-related” to be covered by workers’ compensation and qualify someone for disability benefits. A company's insurance carrier will need medical evidence to verify you are an injured worker entitled to workers' comp benefits.

PTSD arises from a person’s natural, but harmful, reaction to an event, not from the harm the event itself causes. Accordingly, both persons harmed in traumatic workplace events and those who are not harmed by the event itself but by their reaction to it may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from PTSD.

All situations are unique and warrant review by an experienced work injury lawyer, however, the following are a few examples of common types of workers’ compensation claims based on PTSD that have succeeded:

Witnessing a Violent Death at Work – PTSD often arises after a person has witnessed a violent death in the workplace. It is common in law enforcement officers who are exposed to violence as a part of their job. Unfortunately, other professions like teachers and administrators sometimes experience violence, in the form of shootings, at work as well and may suffer from PTSD as a result.

Injury in a Traumatic Work Accident – Actual injury resulting from a workplace accident can lead to PTSD in addition to the other physical harm caused by the accident. For example, a worker that suffers from a severed thumb when a piece of machinery malfunctions may continue to suffer from PTSD from the trauma of the event long after they have obtained the maximum medical recovery of their thumb and hand.

Witnessing a Traumatic Work Accident – As noted above, it is not just being injured at work that can lead to PTSD. Persons who observe a serious traumatic accident at work, like a co-worker suffering from a limb dismemberment, may also suffer from PTSD as a result and, if they do, they are entitled to pursue workers’ compensation as well.

A Near-Miss that Could Have Resulted in Death or Serious Harm – Even if no one is harmed, a situation that almost results in serious bodily harm or death is a common cause of PTSD symptoms in those present at the event. For example, a shooting that occurs at work where the assailant misses all shots could cause those present to experience PTSD symptoms after the event. Or another example, a portion of a building collapses on a construction site and narrowly misses falling on workers could lead to PTSD in the nearby workers.

Being Trapped – Mine workers, or any other worker that is trapped in a confined space at work, may suffer from PTSD as a result even if no physical harm occurred. This type of confinement is a very traumatizing event for many people.

PTSD Alone Not Enough for Workers’ Compensation

Unfortunately, merely suffering from work-related PTSD is not enough to obtain workers’ compensation. The PTSD must be severe enough to impair your ability to fulfill your job duties. If you are suffering from work-related PTSD but still able to function at 100% of your former level at work, you probably will not be able to obtain workers’ compensation for your PTSD. However, for your future health and well-being, you should still make sure to be seen by a medical provider to obtain treatment for your PTSD.

Pursuing a Workplace Related PTSD Claim

As with all workers’ compensation claims, when pursuing your PTSD claim, it is important to obtain medical evaluation and diagnosis regarding your PTSD claims, provide your employer with notice of your claims (which can be trickier since PTSD cannot always be tracked to an exact start date), and to complete all required employer and government paperwork.

PTSD workers’ compensation claims are some of the more difficult claims to pursue because of the nature of the disorder and the fact that the law on the issue is still evolving and not always clear. For this reason, it is usually prudent to find a work injury lawyer to help ensure you don’t lose the opportunity to obtain the benefits you are entitled to.

Marc Weinberg, Lawyer, of Jenkintown and Ken Saffren, Attorney are named partners at Saffren & Weinberg which is located in Jenkintown, PA. The team works tirelessly to help improve the situations and lives of victims that have been involved in auto accidents and suffered personal injuries. The firm is known as "The People's Voice In Court" and they make themselves available via email on the website or by phone 215-576-0100. They provide a no-charge, complimentary case review and are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Maureen Sheeran, NCJFCJ Chief Program Officer, Announces Retirement

The NCJFCJ is the Nation’s Oldest Judicial Membership Organization

Maureen “Mo” Sheeran, chief program officer for family violence and domestic relations programs at the NCJFCJ, has announced her retirement.

From a time when domestic violence was barely understood, Mo grew the NCJFCJ to its stature as the preeminent leader in the country.”

— Honorable Susan B. Carbon, New Hampshire Circuit Court

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Reno, Nev.) – Maureen “Mo” Sheeran, chief program officer for family violence and domestic relations programs at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), has announced her retirement from the organization as of August 15.

Sheeran has been a leader in domestic violence prevention and services for more than 30 years. She has significantly contributed to the NCJFCJ’s efforts to improve judicial response to domestic violence, and to improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence and their children involved in the family court and dependency systems. Since assisting in the establishment of the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody in 1994, she has spearheaded initiatives to design more effective approaches to working with battered women and their children.

“From a time when domestic violence was barely understood, Mo grew the NCJFCJ to its stature as the preeminent leader in the country,” said the Honorable Susan B. Carbon of New Hampshire Circuit Court and past president of the NCJFCJ. “She has grown and cultivated a staff that share her drive and dedication. Her energy and passion are infectious. Every life she touches is made better because of it. I am one of the fortunate beneficiaries of the privilege of knowing and working with Mo for the past 22 years.”

She has provided leadership nationally on supervised visitation and exchange services that account for domestic violence. She also serves in an advisory capacity for numerous organizations, focusing on collaborative efforts that harness the resources and expertise of various professionals and organizations to achieve safe and just outcomes. She has developed a myriad of groundbreaking judicial curriculum at national conferences on domestic violence. During her tenure with the NCJFCJ, she has overseen more than $50 million in federally funded grant projects; served as an advisor for many organizations; and developed national conference curriculums on such issues as full faith and credit, firearms and domestic violence, and effective interventions in domestic violence and child maltreatment cases.

“Mo has a great ability to work and build relationships with government agencies, domestic violence advocates, other organizations, and judges,” said the Honorable Dale Koch (Ret.) of Multnomah County, Ore. and past president of the NCJFCJ. “She is a problem solver, who is always working to find solutions, rather than create barriers to success. Mo will be greatly missed.”

Prior to joining the NCJFCJ 25 years ago, she provided direct services to victims of domestic violence and their children, and raised funds for client services for six years as the deputy director and development director for the Domestic Violence Resource Center (formerly CAAW, Committee to Aid Abused Women).

“Mo’s impact helped shape the work of the NCJFCJ,” said Joey Orduna Hastings, NCJFCJ CEO. “She has been a part of monumental legislative, policy, and technical assistance publications that will continue to influence judicial education in family violence and domestic relations matters in order to improve the lives of families and children who seek justice.”

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” is ending September 28; affects taxpayers with undisclosed foreign assets

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Failure to report hidden assets abroad by the September 28 deadline may subject U.S. taxpayers to more severe penalties.

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Lawyer (N/A:N/A)

… Investigating offshore tax evasion remains a top priority for the IRS. … Furthermore, with the fast-developing analytics of today, it is much more difficult to hide bank accounts offshore …”

— Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Lawyer

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Foreign bank accounts are used by many American citizens and residents. And many such taxpayers may be unaware that such bank accounts must be declared to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some taxpayers may intentionally hide such accounts from the IRS. In the United States, there is a legal requirement that all of these foreign bank accounts be reported to the United States on an annual basis, and that United States income taxes be paid on all of these bank deposit funds.

So far, U.S. taxpayers with such foreign bank accounts could report such accounts and come into compliance with lesser penalties based on the IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” (OVDP). OVDP is a voluntary disclosure program for taxpayers who have hidden foreign bank accounts and prefer to avoid potential criminal liability and/or substantial civil penalties. It commences by providing IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) with the taxpayer’s name, address, taxpayer identification number and date of birth. The IRS then issues a “pre-clearance letter” and taxpayers proceed with a more complete disclosure in the form of a summary letter with exhibits (“Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Letter”). But this program will end in fewer than 60 days. After September 28, 2018, taxpayers will no longer be able to receive IRS clearance in advance (CI) to avoid severe penalties. Thus, it is extremely important for U.S. taxpayers to take advantage of clearing their unreported foreign bank deposits and other assets in the waning days of the OVDP.

Florida tax lawyer Richard Sam Lehman recently commented on this important deadline of September 28, 2018 for reporting such hidden foreign bank accounts, and suggests that affected taxpayers seek expert tax advice based on their specific situation.

Richard Lehman explains that the expiration of the of the OVDP does not indicate any change in IRS enforcement priorities. In fact, “Investigating offshore tax evasion remains a top priority for the IRS. The IRS continues to enforce offshore compliance with information received under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which is the network of intergovernmental agreements among the U.S. and other countries, as well as sources such as the Department of Justice’s Swiss Bank Program. Furthermore, with the fast-developing analytics of today, it is much more difficult to hide bank accounts offshore.”

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires that foreign financial institutions report the foreign assets held by U.S. taxpayers, or be subject to withholding on certain payments. FATCA is an important means for controlling tax evasion, by requiring U.S. taxpayers with foreign financial assets outside the United States to report such assets on tax declarations.

U.S. Taxpayers who fail to report under the OVDP by September 28 may be subject to much more harsher penalties, explains Richard Lehman. “This includes a penalty for failing to file the Form TD F 90-22.1 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as an “FBAR”). Generally, the civil penalty for willfully failing to file an FBAR can be as high as the greater of $100,000 or 50 percent of the total balance of the foreign account per violation. Even non-willful violations can still be subject to a $10,000 penalty per violation."

Several other penalties that may apply. There is a penalty for failing to file Form 3520, Annual Return to Report Transactions With Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts. The penalty for failing to file, or for filing an incomplete return, is the greater of $10,000 or 35 percent of the gross reportable amount (with certain exceptions). Further, there is a penalty for failing to file Form 3520-A, Information Return of a Foreign Trust With a U.S. Owner. Taxpayers must report ownership interests in foreign trusts. The penalty for failing to file each one of these information returns, or for filing an incomplete return, is the greater of $10,000 or 5 percent of the gross value of trust assets.

In conclusion, Richard Lehman opines that “it is extremely important for taxpayers who have foreign bank deposits and other types of foreign assets to take advantage of the waning days of this program while they still have the opportunity. Otherwise they may face tax evasion charges with prison terms of up to ten years and a fine of up to $500,000. If you control such unreported foreign assets, then now is the time to seek expert tax advice.”

Further information:

The website of Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney, which provides additional information, is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/

Mr. Richard Lehman’s YouTube channel has several videos on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlehman33

Mr. Richard Lehman’s video about The IRS’s FATCA, Streamlined Compliance Procedure and other Amnesty Information is at https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/fatca-streamlined-compliance/

Mr. Lehman’s video about "The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program" is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQnH7Vx0jRM.

IRS website about the OVDP https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/2012-offshore-voluntary-disclosure-program

Richard S. Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
561-368-1113
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Tax Lawyer Richard Sam Lehman announces the release of his new series of videos on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

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Office, Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Lehman Tax Law announces the release of explanatory videos that clarify the changes resulting from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (“Trump Tax Cuts”).

Lehman Tax Law (N/A:N/A)

… I want to use my 40 plus years of knowledge to educate and simplify for individuals these confusing and sometime overwhelming tax laws …”

— Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Richard Sam Lehman of Lehman Tax Law has released the first of the six videos that reflect on all the changes that resulted from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (also referred to as “Trump Tax Cuts”). Most of the changes introduced by the Act went into effect on January 1, 2018 and will not affect 2017 taxes. Each of the six videos represents an important subject regarding the Internal Revenue Code and they will be relevant to many taxpayers, both foreign and domestic.

Mr. Lehman explains his motivation for developing the explanatory videos. “I have built a national reputation for handling tough tax cases, I want to use my 40 plus years of knowledge to educate and simplify for individuals these confusing and sometime overwhelming tax laws.”

The first video being released explains the impact of the Trump Tax Cuts on Ponzi Scheme theft losses. “A Ponzi scheme is a form of fraud in which a purported businessman lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors using funds obtained from newer investors.” (Wikipedia). A well-known example of a Ponzi scheme is the Bernie Madoff investment scandal discovered in late 2008.

The Act has eliminated “tax loss carrybacks” to prior years. Therefore, the Ponzi Scheme theft loss may be less valuable for injured taxpayers. Explains Mr. Lehman: “This is because the tax rates, upon which tax refunds for Ponzi Scheme losses will be based, have gone down and the percentage of tax that will be refunded will be reduced.”

The video series consists of the following six subjects:

Tax Planning for Recovery of the Ponzi Scheme Clawback
Tax Planning for Recovery of the Ponzi Scheme Losses
Tax Planning for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate
Tax Planning for Foreign Investors who is Immigrating to the U.S.; Pre Immigration Tax Planning
The Offshore Voluntary and Streamline Procedures for Unreported Foreign Bank Accounts
Tax Planning for the Foreign Investor – General Principles

Mr. Richard Lehman has been practicing in Florida for nearly 40 years. Richard obtained is law degree from Georgetown Law School and he received his Master’s degree from New York University in taxation. Richard Lehman is also a frequent speaker on tax issues and has published several articles on the subject matter. His law firm website is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com.

The first video of the series “Ponzi Scheme Losses and the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act” (47 minutes long) is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXnxsHZtiiI.

Note: These Reports are not intended to be and cannot serve as legal advice. Each taxpayer faces a unique factual situation which must be reviewed by tax advisors and legal counsel before any conclusions can be reached.

The website of Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney, which provides additional information, is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/

Mr. Richard Lehman’s YouTube channel has several videos on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlehman33

A summary of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Cuts_and_Jobs_Act_of_2017.

Richard S. Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
561-368-1113
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Tax Lawyer Richard Sam Lehman starts legal blog and commentary on complex Tax Law Matters

Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Information on tax law developments now available on blog of tax lawyer Richard Sam Lehman; shares the experience gained in almost 50 years of tax practice

Richard Sam Lehman, Attorney at Law (N/A:N/A)

… In today’s global market, international tax issues are as prevalent as domestic tax issues …”

— Richard Sam Lehman, Attorney

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Richard Sam Lehman, specializing in Tax Law, announced his new legal blog which will focus primarily on complex legal issues in Tax Law. It is, in essence, a front row seat to a timeless lecture and the quintessential master class.

“With all the recent changes that resulted from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (also referred to as “Trump Tax Cuts”), I felt that I could help explain the importance and impact of these tax changes,” said Richard Lehman. “As a legal practitioner, I am sharing the experience I have gained in almost 50 years of solving complex Tax Law problems not only for individuals but for small businesses as well,” Richard added.

The old adage states that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. The statement should have included another fact and that is change. Taxes inarguably lead the way in terms of change. According to a recent survey, the public’s collective opinion of the new tax laws mirrors their long-term expectations of the country. While 37% of Americans approve of the new tax laws, 46% criticize the changes; an astounding one out of every five persons offers no opinion on this crucial topic. In other words, aside from the experts like Mr. Lehman, no one truly knows the intricacies of the ever-changing tax laws.

With the extensive media coverage of everyone from reality stars to celebrities facing tax issues, the need for experienced lawyers like Richard S. Lehman has come to the forefront. Studies show that when it comes to an ideal tax lawyer, two key factors come into play. They want an attorney with specific experience in the field of taxation and one who has concentrated within that particular certain field, as in familiar with the laws and the protocols needed to address particular areas of tax relief.

"The best rule to follow in the field of tax law is to plan legal matters and obtain precision advice in advance to ensure commercial endeavors are completed at minimum tax costs and personal lives are minimally disrupted," adds Mr. Lehman.

But complex tax issues arise not only within the U.S. “In today’s global market, international tax issues are as prevalent as domestic tax issues,” states Mr. Lehman.

The Blog features legal analysis and commentary on precedential court decisions in the area of taxation, as well as regulatory developments. For example, the Blog includes several specialized articles on subjects such as “Favorable Tax Consequences Related to Ponzi Schemes and the Clawback,” “Ponzi Schemes and Theft Losses, as well as articles on FATCA, Offshore Bank Accounts & Foreign Assets, Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), and Streamlined Filing Compliance. Finally, Mr. Lehman notes as to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP): “It is important for U.S. taxpayers who still have unreported bank deposits to know that the OVDP program which applies to ‘willful wrongdoers’ will discontinue on September 28, 2018. Persons not in compliance may face massive financial and criminal penalties with little recourse.”

Richard Lehman’s blog is at http://richardlehmanblog.blogspot.com/

The website of Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney, which provides additional information, is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/

Mr. Richard Lehman’s YouTube channel has several videos on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlehman33

Richard S. Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
561-368-1113
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Richard Sam Lehman, “U.S. Taxation of Foreign Investors”


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Brett H. Pritchard on the School Bullying Pandemic

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard Says Bullying Needs to Be Addressed

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard Says Bullying Needs to Be Addressed

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard on the Bullying Epidemic

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard on the Bullying Epidemic

Brett and Cindy Pritchard at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen

Brett and Cindy Pritchard at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen

Study shows that a third of students will be bullied this school year. Brett H. Pritchard and the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard says the time to act is now.

With major steps like this toward mentally safer learning environments, we will take steps toward physically safer schools.”

— Brett H. Pritchard

KILLEEN, TX, USA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Having written on security measures in response to the school safety issue, Brandon Pritchard believes that schools must defend themselves from both exterior and interior threats. Pritchard connects the school bullying problem to the mental health and school safety debate, noting that it cannot be overlooked. Schools, research and governments must combine to effectively to curb the often-forgotten problem of school bullying.

Pritchard elaborates on how effective anti-bullying laws incorporate all these three spheres in his article for LinkedIn. Anti-bullying school programming and policy must be re-energized and renewed. Laws must reflect that this is an issue in 2018, not 2008, when many states signed anti-bullying legislation. Research must reflect bullying within the context of changing political and cultural climates, and this research should be integrated into school and state policy.

The first anti-bullying law was signed in Georgia in response to the Columbine Massacre because the gunmen had planned the attack as retaliation for the bullying they endured while attending the school. That was back in 1999 and Montana was the last state to sign anti-bullying legislation.

In the first decade of the 2000s, movies and documentaries related to bullying emerged. The news began reporting on extreme bullying cases, and schools and governments were responding, shifting toward intolerance. The public came to acknowledge the non-physical types of bullying: verbal, emotional, sexual, cyber. It was not until 2015 that Montana, the last state with no anti-bullying law, signed legislation.

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) found that 33 percent of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they were bullied at least once or twice a month during the school year. This shows that students most often experience bullying in a chronic sense. It recurs. The federal government began data collection on school bullying in 2005, when the prevalence of bullying was around 28 percent. With a political and cultural shift toward awareness, this figure has decreased some. NCES found that more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied in 2016. This is a 7.2% decrease for an eleven-year difference.
With the historical and cultural context summarized above, Pritchard points out that many schools’ programming about bullying feels antiquated and is difficult for students to relate to. He elaborates in his Patch Op-ed, inquiring how they could be expected to identify bullying happening around them when students are being taught with, “the 2012 movie ‘Cyberbully’, equipped with 2010 sliding phones with qwerty keyboards and obsolete versions of social medias we use today.”

In his LinkedIn article, he also stresses holistic approaches to bullying, such as "positive behavioral interventions and supports" (PBIS). PBIS focuses on the whole student within the context of the climate of the school. “For a problem as complex as bullying,” he writes, “within a problem as complex as mental health and school safety, approaches such as these will be impactful.” They feel fresh, he stresses.

Pritchard’s article argues that schools should base their policy and practices on research. Research shows that a slightly higher percentage of female than of male students report being bullied at school (23% vs. 19%), for example. Conversely, a higher portion of male than of female students report being victims of physically bullying (6% vs. 4%) and harmful threats (5% vs. 3%; (NCES, 2016). With this information, teachers can better notice the signs of bullying.

For teachers to do this, though, schools need access to current research reflecting our changing culture and political climate. Schools should implement relevant, modern anti-bullying processes and programming. Laws and political policy need to reflect and stress that the bullying problem is not gone “[S]chools, researchers and governments must combine and focus their efforts to curb the often-forgotten problem of school bullying,” Brett H. Pritchard reiterates, “With major steps like this toward mentally safer learning environments, we will take steps toward physically safer schools.”

Brett H. Pritchard
Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard
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California Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma to Call for Direct Access to the Nation's Top Attorneys Who Consistently Overachieve on Compensation Results

If you want to receive the very best possible mesothelioma financial compensation you need direct access to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys ”

— California Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the California Mesothelioma Victims Center, "If you are a US Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in California or this is a family member, please call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so you do not hire an inexperienced lawyer/law firm. If you want to receive the very best possible mesothelioma financial compensation you need direct access to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who exclusively handle mesothelioma compensation claims on a full-time basis and nationwide.

“The fulltime mesothelioma attorneys we suggest consistently get the best possible financial compensation for Navy Veterans who were exposed to asbestos on a ship or shipyard in California." http://California.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The group believes when it comes to mesothelioma compensation for a US Navy Veteran in California it is incredibly vital the attorney the Veteran or their family hires has years of experience with Navy Veteran mesothelioma compensation claims. Hiring a local car-accident attorney or personal-injury attorneys to handle a mesothelioma compensation could cost the Veteran or their family hundreds of thousands of dollars or more as the group would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.

The California Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "The mesothelioma attorneys we suggest are at the highest level in our books because they have an extremely thorough understanding of navy ship engine rooms, most places on a navy ship where a sailor could have been exposed to asbestos, as well as the specific manufacturers of pipe insulation, pumps, gaskets, and more. They also can name every single US Navy shipyard because these are the types places where a US Navy Veteran could have had extreme exposure to asbestos. Before you hire a lawyer to assist on a mesothelioma compensation claim for a Navy Veteran with this rare cancer please call us at 800-714-0303." http://California.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The California Mesothelioma Victims Center has experience helping US Navy Veterans who were exposed to asbestos on the following types of US Navy ships:

* Destroyers
* Air Craft Carriers (Essex & Nimitz Class)
* Cruisers
* Frigates
* Battleships (Used during the Vietnam War)
* Fast Attack Submarines (Los Angeles Class)
* Boomers (Ohio Class Submarine)
* Amphibious Assault Ships
* Oilers and Cargo Ships
* Navy Tugs/Support Vessels

For a listing of all former and current US Navy ships, please refer to the US Navy's website that addresses these topics. http://www.navy.mil/ navydata/our_ships.asp

The California Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize theirs is a statewide unsurpassed service that is available to any diagnosed victim in California including communities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Riverside, Fresno, Sacramento, Oceanside, Palm Springs, Riverside, or Eureka. http://California.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos In California include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, public utility workers, chemical plant workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, machinists auto mechanics, machinists,railroad workers, school custodians, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, mesothelioma does happen to hundreds of people each year in California.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
California Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Celebrity Whistleblower Attorney ® Mychal Wilson recommends July 28th CBS Whistleblower Episode as a TGIF Must Watch

Celebrity Whistleblower Attorney ® Mychal Wilson

CBS’ examines the Whistleblower journey of James Holzrichter against Northrop Grumman, the manufacturer of the B-2 Bomber

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2018 /EIN/ – CBS’ Whistleblower journey of James Holzrichter premieres primetime Friday, July 28th at 8/7c on CBS.

Currently, tonight’s episode features Mr. James Holzrichter, who after overcoming retaliation and homelessness, received $22.4 million in a $135 million settlement against one of America’s largest defense contractors Northrop Grumman.

Mr. Holzrichter, who authored the book “A Just Cause,” along with the story coach Patrick A. Horton PhD (deceased) chronicles his journey through over 23.5 years of litigation. His story has many similarities to Homer’s Odyssey as well as Sisyphus like twists and turns.

Mychal asserts “Fraud, waste, and abuse is a nonpartisan issue, and which is sometimes at the expense of the American consumer, healthcare patient, and taxpayer. I applaud Mr. Holzrichter’s courage and integrity.”

Paying it forward, and with the help of Taxpayers Against Fraud a Washington based group, Mr. Holzrichter launched the Whistleblower Mentoring Initiative Program to help and mentor whistleblowers through the long and daunting journey they face.

CBS’ “Whistleblower” is a docuseries that “takes a thrilling look into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line in order to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S. taxpayers.”

The premiere episode featured cases concerning pediatric dental chain Kool Smiles and Celebrity Whistleblower Attorney ® Mychal Wilson’s whistleblower journey against his former employer pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.

WHISTLEBLOWER is produced by CBS News for CBS Television Studios.

Mychal Wilson, Esq. is now a successful relator and Qui Tam attorney who has assisted various Federal and State agencies in the recovery of over $580 million in American taxpayer's dollars, who recently launched his new 30 minute news series titled "The Whistleblower” with Mychal Wilson, Esq. The first episode of attorney Mychal Wilson’s new show featured James Holzrichter's whistleblower journey including allegations of retaliation, homelessness, and life threatening incidents.

Attorney Wilson’s show "The Whistleblower” is a weekly nonpartisan political news program which airs every Tuesday live at 10:00 pm Eastern and 7:00 pm Pacific, on Roku, Vimeo, Amazon Fire TV, DISH TV and on demand thereafter.

About Mychal Wilson


Mychal Wilson is a Qui Tam attorney and Entertainment law attorney, who is also a former actor/producer (Sundance Film Festival and HBO, STARZ!), and top big pharma cardiovascular/diabetes pharmaceutical sales representative for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Currently, Mychal Wilson serves as legal counsel on several sealed and high profile unsealed whistleblower cases such as the False Claims Act (FCA) matter of the misbranding spinal device case U.S. ex rel. Dan Abrams Company, LLC v. Medtronic, Case No. 2:15-cv-01212 (C.D. Cal.), and the intervened Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act drug pricing case, State of Texas v. Lupin, Case No. D-1-GN-16-005758 (TX), and U.S. ex rel Alexander Volkhoff v. Janssen, et al, Case No. 2:16-cv-06987-RGK-RAO (C.D. Cal.) involving the illegal sales and marketing of some its opioid and other prescription drugs

Mychal has been a member of the SAG-AFTRA ("Screen Actors Guild") since 1993 and is a media personality who regularly serves as a legal analyst on numerous media outlets such as BBC, The Doctors TV Show, Newsmax TV, OANN, RT and 790 KABC Radio Dr. Drew Midday Live.

Mychal Wilson, Esq. is a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice law in the Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern United States District Courts of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

Twitter: @mychalwilsonesq
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Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment!

Attorneys Hogie & Campbell Employment Lawyers

Hogie & Campbell Lawyers | (714) 508-6422 | www.firedme.com

Attorneys Hogie & Campbell Employment Lawyers

Sufriendo Discriminación en el Trabajo? Hablamos Español y Ayudaremos Ahora! | (714) 508-6422 | www.firedme.com

Attorneys Hogie & Campbell Employment Lawyers

13522 Newport Ave, Suite 201, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 508-6422 | www.firedme.com

Sexual Harassment lives on in the modern workplace. Fortunately, California and Federal state laws protects you from Sexual Harassment in the workplace.

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sexual Harassment happens when a boss or a manager offers or threatens employment or promotions in exchange for unwanted sex. It doesn’t have to be physical or verbal and can happen with actions, gestures, photos, posters, notes, leering looks and innuendos. It is not limited by gender or sexual orientation. Women and men can cause or be the victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment. It can occur with a single act or through a series of acts during any work-related event, activity or function.

You, as a victim, are entitled to lost wages, other economic losses, emotional distress damages, interest, and attorney fees. Sometimes, if the company knew but did nothing, you may get punitive damages (damages to punish and make an example of the employer).

There are two types of Workplace Sexual Harassment:

1. Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: Sleep with me to get or keep your job.

Quid pro quo Sexual Harassment is the one most people think of (a favor given or expected in return for something). This happens when your supervisor requires you to provide sex to get the job, a promotion, benefits, or even to keep your job.

This type is easy to spot and the law is clear. Under California law, the employer is responsible for the supervisor’s Sexual Harassment, whether you report it or not.

2. Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment: You want me to touch WHAT?

Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment happens when harassing acts are so severe (disgusting to the average person) or pervasive (again and again and again …) that it makes work impossible for you. Your supervisor, co-workers, and even those under you can do the things that cause Hostile Work Environment. Harassing conduct includes slurs, taunts, intimidation, ridicule, groping, grabbing, porn on the computer, or graphic descriptions of weekend sex.

It doesn’t need to be severe AND pervasive, only severe OR pervasive. This means that a single SEVERE act of harassing conduct could be enough, or continued long-term acts of harassment (PERVASIVE) that are not severe or subtle could be enough.

You don’t have to be directly targeted to have a case. If you see and hear co-workers being groped and propositioned that can be a Hostile Work Environment.

Sexual Harassment by Supervisors and Co-workers.

If the harasser is your supervisor, manager, or the owner, under California law, the company is on the hook for your damages. If the harasser is by a co-worker or subordinate, you need to report the harassment to the company. You will need to prove that the company knew or should have known about the harassment and didn’t correct it.

As a victim of Sexual Harassment, you may be scared to immediately report it to your company because of your fear of Retaliation (when the company punishes you for protecting yourself) but failing to report the harassment can damage your claim.

Conclusion

California law can protect you from Sexual Harassment. You need our law firm to help you navigate these laws. We will help you decide if you have a claim for harassment. We will help you make a complaint if you are still employed. We will help you fight any Retaliation that comes from your complaint.

Contact Us. Our Advice is 100% Confidential.

There is a strict time limit to file (statute of limitation). It is important that you protect your case. Sexual Harassment and Retaliation should not prevent you from asserting your legal rights. Get help instead. We know how to fight against Sexual Harassment. We won’t pressure you and we won’t tell your employer. Contact Hogie & Campbell at https://firedme.com/ for a free consultation or call us at (714) 508-6422.

Stephen W. Hogie
Hogie & Campbell Lawyers
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