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Author Archives: Sharon Stiller

New Legislation Answers Questions About Deducting Attorney's Fees

Last May, I published an article in The Daily Record discussing the tax treatment of the attorney’s fees portion of an employment-related award. I pointed out the anomaly that attorney’s fees attributable to a personal injury award were not taxable ...

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Employment issues in the aftermath of Sept. 11

The shocking events of September 11 have created a host of issues for businesses, some obvious and some that may take time to surface. Among these issues are: how to treat employees entering military service; what to do about background ...

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Assn. of women attys.' 2001 accomplishments (8242)

My last message as President of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys is bittersweet. There are few things in life that I have enjoyed as much as writing this President’s column. Probably, that is because there are no boundaries, ...

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Assn. of women attys.' 2001 accomplishments

My last message as President of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys is bittersweet. There are few things in life that I have enjoyed as much as writing this President’s column. Probably, that is because there are no boundaries, ...

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Female wrestler files sexual harassment suit

Wrestling with the more difficult issues involved in a sexual harassment claim, the World Wrestling Federation (“WWF”) has found itself in a new ring. This time, it is duking it out in the District Court of the Eastern District of ...

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Female wrestler files sexual harassment suit (8149)

Wrestling with the more difficult issues involved in a sexual harassment claim, the World Wrestling Federation (“WWF”) has found itself in a new ring. This time, it is duking it out in the District Court of the Eastern District of ...

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Recent legislation aimed at protecting children

This year’s Law Day theme, “Protecting the Best Interests of Our Children” has been an important theme all year. From court initiatives, to legislation, to activities by Bar Associations such as the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, children’s best ...

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Recent legislation aimed at protecting children (8141)

This year’s Law Day theme, “Protecting the Best Interests of Our Children” has been an important theme all year. From court initiatives, to legislation, to activities by Bar Associations such as the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, children’s best ...

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Women's bar assn. supports cameras in courtroom

Remember my article several months ago entitled “Can Reasonable Bar Associations Differ?” At that time, I did not know I would be writing another article about another difference, so quickly. On March 12, 2001, the Women’s Bar Association of the ...

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Women's bar assn. supports cameras in courtroom (8094)

Remember my article several months ago entitled “Can Reasonable Bar Associations Differ≠” At that time, I did not know I would be writing another article about another difference, so quickly. On March 12, 2001, the Women’s Bar Association of the ...

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Employment contract must define termination causes

A sales executive suing his former company for wrongful termination under an employment agreement recently consulted us. While the case was ultimately settled, the experience brought to mind significant issues arising from choice of language in employment contracts, particularly negotiated ...

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