George Osborne cool on national minimum wage increases

January 10, 2014

George Osborne poured cold water this week on calls for an above-inflation increase in the national minimum wage. There had been calls for a rise in the national minimum wage, as well as rumours that Cabinet ministers such as Vince Cable and Iain Duncan Smith were pushing behind closed doors for an above-inflation rise in […]

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Employment Tribunal reveals that Ulster Bank employee may have stolen £500,000

December 30, 2013

An Employment Tribunal has revealed, according to the BBC, that an Ulster Bank employee may have stolen up to £500,000 from the bank’s vaults. The details emerged after an Employment Tribunal claim was made by an aggrieved employee, referred to as AB in the Employment Tribunal proceedings, after he resigned from his position in 2012 […]

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A Glimpse at the Real Estate Market of Norfolk, Virginia

December 30, 2013

Norfolk, Virginia has a population of 242,803 according to the 2010 U.S. Census and is the second largest city in the state, behind its neighbor Virginia Beach. The city borders the Chesapeake Bay and has a total of 144 miles of shoreline. Norfolk is home to the Naval Station Norfolk, which is the largest naval […]

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A Short History of Debtor’s Prisons

December 30, 2013

A debtor’s prison is a place where people are incarcerated for being unable to pay their debts, a practice that dates from antiquity. In theory, a prisoner would be held until their debt could be repaid. In most countries, debtor’s prisons have been rendered obsolete by other legal and economic means of accommodating a person’s […]

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Former trader wins unfair dismissal case in Employment Tribunal

December 16, 2013

A former trader at Morgan Stanley has won his Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal after he was made redundant in April 2012. Mr Benjamin Price commenced employment with Morgan Stanley in 1998 as an analyst and worked until April 2012 as a senior trader in the bank’s derivatives division. In April 2012 he was […]

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What to Look for When Hiring a Tax Attorney

December 11, 2013

The IRS can be an intimidating foe, especially given that the U.S. tax code is nearly four million words long, according to Forbes.com. If you’re being audited or are up against the IRS for some other reason, it might be wise to hire a good tax attorney who has experience with that monstrous code. Here […]

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Foreclosure and Your Mortgage: Steps You Can Take

November 29, 2013

All homeowners appreciate their homes as an investment as well as a dwelling, but staying in a home can be difficult in uncertain economic times. Many homeowners refinanced their homes during the buildup of the housing bubble and have found themselves in a precarious situation. Those who have not researched the options until delinquency still […]

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Should You Foreclose or Declare Bankruptcy?

November 23, 2013

The question of whether to file for bankruptcy or just allow the bank to foreclose has plagued millions of people since the housing and financial crisis began in 2007. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer since there are many mitigating circumstances surrounding each event, as evidenced by these statistics from 2012:  According tothis report from […]

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The Legal Perks of Being Married

November 12, 2013

Marriage in the United States provides 1,138 federal advantages and responsibilities, and hundreds more offered by individual states. Several of the more prominent legal perks that differentiate married couple from those in a relationship are included below. Benefits for medical reasons In the event that one of the spouses is in need of hospital care, […]

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Accountant, H&R Block, or Accounting Software: Which Way Works the Best for You?

November 12, 2013

When it comes time to file your taxes there are several different options to choose from. It is important to consider the options that are available in order to find the services that best meet your needs. Accountant There are many benefits of hiring a licensed CPA. In addition to completing paperwork and keeping the […]

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