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Reacting in an Identity Theft Crisis

Identity theft affects 17.6 million people in the United States each year, at a cost of $15.4 billion in 2014. Eighty-six percent of identity theft victims experienced the fraudulent use of existing account information, such as credit card or bank account information. Most victims did not know how the offender obtained their information. The Fair […]

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Creditors Beware: Your Claim Against A Deceased Debtor May Be Forever Barred

Ohio law provides creditors with a very short window of opportunity to present a claim against a deceased debtor. Section 2117.06(B) and (C) of the Ohio Revised Code provides that all creditors having claims against an estate shall present their claims within six months after the death of the decedent, whether or not the estate […]

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IRS And State Announce Crackdown On Employers Who Misclassify Workers

In today’s difficult economy, many businesses use independent contractors to perform work instead of hiring employees as a way to save money on taxes, workers compensation premiums and unemployment compensation. Contractors are easier to hire and fire, usually are not paid overtime, and don’t receive employee benefits. However, they can perform many of the same […]

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