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The Lemming Defense

Federal law requires employers to pay overtime wages when an employee works more than 40 hours a week. Should the rule apply to workers in the horse business? ...

Fresh Start

The Voluntary Classification Settlement Program is part of an Internal Revenue Service initiative that will allow some employers to correct misclassification of workers as independent contractors without paying the full amount due the government....

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"No Match" Rule Rescinded

The so called "no match" rule has died a long overdue death. Good riddance! Introduced two years ago by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the "no match" rule was intended to up the ante for employers who intentionally, or sometimes inadvertently, hire people who are not eligible to work in the United States. The rule required verification that information provided by every...

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Equine lawyers don’t sue horses—but what, exactly, do they do? And why does it matter? Horses and the Law brings you an in-depth look at the important legal issues affecting horse owners and exhibitors today, including liability, sales and bloodstock agents, contracts and other business concerns, taxes, the animal rights vs. animal welfare debate, and legislation. If you agree with something, or even if you don’t, feel free to comment. Just keep it tasteful. And remember that Horses and the Law does not—and cannot—address your specific legal problems, and is not a source of legal advice. For that, you should contact your own attorney.