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Protect Against Malware

Foreign malware attacks on U.S. routers have been discovered to be more widespread than initially thought. The FBI recommends owners of small offices and home office routers to take proactive measures.

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Making Websites ADA Compliant

The American Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, ensuring that all Americans with disabilities would not be discriminated against in all “areas of public life.” With the evolution of the world wide web, the Department of Justice (the enforcing body of the ADA) placed company websites under Title III and began monitoring for compliance issues.

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4 Tips for Claiming Higher Education Credits

The Internal Revenue Code offers two federal income tax credits for post-secondary education expenses: the American Opportunity credit, and the Lifetime Learning credit.

While these credits aren’t new, you should be aware of several recent developments that might affect your 2016 federal income tax return if you have students in your family who may be eligible for these credits.

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Employers: You Are Now Required to Use the New Form I-9

Employers must now use the new version of Form I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification.”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the new version on November 14, 2016. Employers had until January 22, 2017, to begin using the new version of Form I-9. Through January 21, 2017, employers could still use the version of Form I-9 dated March 8, 2013.

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Franchisor Agrees to Settle Dispute Between Franchisee and Workers

McDonald’s Corp. has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a 2014 class action lawsuit filed by workers alleging wage and hour violations at one of its franchises in California, even though the company issued a statement after the proposed settlement that said the company wasn’t a joint employer of the franchise workers.

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