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Age Bias at Work: Why Our Laws are Ineffective and How to Improve Them Details
There is a saying that everyone in America will ultimately be a target of age bias, as the passage of time doesn't discriminate. We all get old. However, as plaintiff's attorney David Graulich explains in this class, U.S. laws that were intended to protect employees and job applicants from age discrimination have become ineffectual and weak. Technological and demographic change have far outpaced the primary Federal law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which first became law in the 1960's. Today algorithms, micro-marketing and data mining can ferret out who is "old" without even requiring human interaction. As Graulich points out, a regrettable decision by the United States Supreme Court has also made it difficult for plaintiffs to win in a lawsuit predicated on age discrimination. Graulich lays out his recommendations for how to overhaul and strengthen our legal framework, so that civil actions grounded in age bias will once again be a genuine deterrent for employers who discriminate against older people.
Mr. Graulich worked over 20 years in journalism and the public relations industry. He represented companies such as PepsiCo, Schwab and Computer Sciences Corp., advising senior executives on communications policies. Mr. Graulich received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Graulich is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California.
Conflicts of Interest for Nonprofits: Counseling Nonprofit Boards on Avoiding Conflicts
Conflicts of Interest for Nonprofits: Counseling Nonprofit Boards on Avoiding Conflicts Details
You've probably heard that "Conflicts of Interests" are bad and that nonprofit boards need to avoid conflicts of interests. But, what exactly is a "conflict of interest", and what should you do if your nonprofit has a "conflict of interest?
Conflicts of interest are not necessarily bad. The important thing is being able to identify conflicts of interest and knowing how to manage conflicts of interests when they arise.
This course on "Dealing with Conflicts of Interests" will define what a "conflict of interest" is; Give specific examples of common types of conflicts of interests that arise for nonprofits; Explain the law on conflicts of interest as it applies to nonprofits; Discuss strategies on how to manage conflicts of interests.
What are the key fiduciary duties of Board members?
What is a conflict of interest?
Why is it important to be able to identify a conflict of interest?
How should a conflict of interest be addressed?
Course Credit per State
AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits KY - General: 1.0 Credits NC - Professional Responsibility: 0.75 Credits ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits NH - Ethics: 0.95 Credits NJ - Ethics: 1.1 Credits NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits SC - Ethics: 0.95 Credits TN - Dual: 0.95 Credits TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits VA - General: 1.0 Credits
Lorri Anne Dunsmore
Lorri Dunsmore has over 24 years of experience representing individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations in a variety of charitable, wealth transfer, business succession and federal tax matters. Lorri regularly works with individuals and tax-exempt organizations to address a wide range of tax and state law issues impacting charitable giving, formation of nonprofits and addressing the specialized needs of tax-exempt organizations including private foundation excise taxes, excess benefit transactions, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law compliance, commercial co-ventures and joint ventures. Lorri has spoken and written about numerous issues related to nonprofit governance and compliance matters and has worked with a variety of tax-exempt organizations to provide training for board members and officers. Lorri's practice also includes advising clients on the formation, operation, management and transfer of family business entities. She works closely with families to implement business succession and wealth transfer strategies. Lorri has experience advising privately held corporations, limited liability companies and professional corporations on issues ranging from formation to dissolution.
How the Third-Party Doctrine Affects Law Enforcement, Technology Company Practices, and Data Privacy Expectations
How the Third-Party Doctrine Affects Law Enforcement, Technology Company Practices, and Data Privacy Expectations Details
Join the Wikimedia Foundation and guest speakers for a discussion on how the third-party doctrine affects law enforcement, technology company practices, and data privacy expectations as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Carpenter v. United States. In this case, the Court will consider whether the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before accessing historical cell phone location records.
Third Party Doctrine
What types of consumer data to tech companies collect?
How does the third-party doctrine affect tech companies and their business practices?
Do consumers really care about privacy, and what do they consider when they decide to sacrifice their privacy for certain services?
Do companies tend to care about privacy more or less than consumers?
Carpenter v. United States
Katz v. United States
Course Credit per State
AK - Voluntary: 1.5 Credits AL - On-Demand: 1.5 Credits AZ - General: 1.5 Credits CA - General: 1.5 Credits CT - General: 1.5 Credits FL - Technology: 1.5 Credits GA - Self Study: 1.4 Credits IL - General: 1.25 Credits ND - Self Study: 1.5 Credits NH - General: 1.4 Credits NJ - General: 1.7 Credits NY - General: 1.5 Credits OH - Self Study: 1.5 Credits OK - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits SC - General: 1.4 Credits TN - General: 1.4 Credits TX - General: 1.5 Credits UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits VA - General: 1.5 Credits
How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets
How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets Details
Legal issues arise in many areas when it comes to collectibles, and one of the hottest and most contentious areas involves record collections (from 78s to digital), and related music memorabilia.
Accredited Senior Appraiser and member of the American Society of Appraisers who specializes in this area, Stephen M.H. Braitman has been involved in a myriad of cases which have required his services. In addition to his role as an expert witness in litigation, practice areas in which his expertise has been utilized include Family Law, Estate Planning and Insurance issues, evaluations for credible Fair Market Value, Replacement Value, and Liquidation value appraisals of contested property.
In this program Mr. Braitman reviews the role of the appraiser and the process for certification as an appraiser. Specific issues include: The potential of a music collection, what to look for in "hidden assets" that may be significant, what issues arise between collectors (and?everyone else!) , some contentious records and memorabilia, the need for accurate appraisals and how an undervalued appraisal can affect both the financial and legal outcome of a family or institution, the current market in music records and memorabilia collectibles, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, credentialing of the appraiser, the appraisal process, issues in divorce, property settlements and estates, how to overcome the lack of value-knowledge of an insurance adjuster, appraised value as leverage or as collateral, satisfying I.R.S. donation requirements, auctions, and an in depth review of specific types of records and music memorabilia and their current and future value.
If your firm represents libraries, archives, insurance agencies, or executors for estates, or is involved in family law, this program is a unique and valuable resource. Moreover, the cases in which Mr. Braitman has been personally involved, such as the Michael Jackson property at Neverland Ranch, the Elton John record collection, and donations to the Library of Congress and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, make this program a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at a wide variety of legal issues related to music, such as
Insurance Replacement Cost Coverage
IRS Charitable Donations
Equitable Division of Property in an Estate or Divorce
IRS Federal Estate Tax
Loss of Value Claims
Opinions of Value
Settlement of Damage
Valuation and Settlement
Course Credit per State
AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits AZ - General: 1.0 Credits CA - General: 1.0 Credits FL - General: 1.0 Credits GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits IL - General: 1.0 Credits IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits NC - General: 1.0 Credits ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits NH - General: 1.0 Credits NY - General: 1.0 Credits OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits SC - General: 1.01 Credits TN - General: 1.02 Credits TX - General: 1.0 Credits UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
Over the past decade, a number of well-publicized data leaks have revealed the secret offshore holdings of high-net-worth individuals and multinational taxpayers, leading to a sea change in cross-border tax enforcement. Spurred by leaked data, tax authorities have prosecuted offshore tax cheats, attempted to recoup lost revenues, enacted new laws, and signed international agreements that promote "sunshine" and exchange of financial information between countries.
The conventional wisdom is that data leaks enable tax authorities to detect and punish offshore tax evasion more effectively, and that leaks are therefore socially and economically beneficial. This Article argues, however, that the conventional wisdom is too simplistic. In addition to its clear benefits, leak-driven lawmaking carries distinctive risks, including the risk of agenda setting by third parties with specific interests and the risk associated with leaks' capacity to trigger non-rational responses. Even where leak-driven lawmaking is beneficial overall, it is important to appreciate its distinctive downside risks, in order to best design policy responses.
This Article is the first to thoroughly examine both the important beneficial effects of tax leaks, and their risks. It provides suggestions and cautions for making and enforcing tax law, after a leak, in order to best tap into the benefits of leaks while managing their pitfalls.
This presentation by Rachel L. Hulkower from CDC will address the legal principles framing the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities, including issues such as privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements.
Public Health Law Program
Privacy, Confidentiality, Security, and Authorization - Untangling the Legal Issues
Sources of Data - Disease Surveillance, Reporting, and the Law
Uses of Data - State Authority to Investigate and Control Disease Outbreaks
Disclosure of Data - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule