Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? When Ride-Share Services Walk the Line Between Convenience and Safety

As technology evolves to accommodate the increasing demand for convenience and speed, naturally, the transportation industry is beginning to do the same. Taxicabs used to be the standard mode of transportation for a quick ride from the airport or during an evening out; but that was before the front-runner of ridesharing applications, Uber, took the … Continue reading Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? When Ride-Share Services Walk the Line Between Convenience and Safety

The Annual Cost of Class Actions Lawsuits are on the Rise for the First Time in Years

Following four years of decline, class action spending is up and is expected to continue to rise in 2016. In addition, more companies are facing class actions. Across industries and practice areas, class actions present legal departments with sizable risk. As the type and nature of these matters evolve, legal departments are devising better and … Continue reading The Annual Cost of Class Actions Lawsuits are on the Rise for the First Time in Years

Legal Resources Honored with Prestigious Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – March 14, 2016 -  Legal  Resources, a leading, trusted provider and administrator of comprehensive group legal services plans, is the recipient of the 2016 Bronze Stevie® Award for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year. During the 10th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, Legal Resources was recognized as a medal … Continue reading Legal Resources Honored with Prestigious Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service

Estate Planning is Important, Even for D.I.N.K.’s

When you think of estate planning most people think of passing wealth and assets to their children. But what if you don’t have children, does that mean estate planning isn’t necessary? The answer is YES, estate planning is always necessary, even for a DINK (Dual Income No Kids) household. In some ways, planning is more … Continue reading Estate Planning is Important, Even for D.I.N.K.’s

Security of More than 250 Million Android Phones Potentially at Risk to New Hack, Reports Say

The days of cute kitten videos may be over for Android users if you have not paid attention to security updates. According to a recent study conducted by Northbit, a software research firm, some 275 million Android phones are vulnerable to an attack that uses infected online video files to spy on the devices. The … Continue reading Security of More than 250 Million Android Phones Potentially at Risk to New Hack, Reports Say

IRS Tax Break to Employers Providing Identity Theft Protection Benefit

The IRS has issued new guidelines on the taxability of the identity protection services provided by employers at no cost to employees. Announcement 2016‐02 provides that: Individuals/Employees who receive identity theft protection services from their employer (or from another organization that the individuals provided personal information to) do not need to include the value of … Continue reading IRS Tax Break to Employers Providing Identity Theft Protection Benefit

WARNING: Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

The IRS is urging payroll and human resources departments to be vigilant when opening emails this tax season in response to an emerging phishing scheme. The email purports to be a company executive requesting personal information on employees. This phishing variation is known as a “spoofing” email. It will contain, for example, the actual name … Continue reading WARNING: Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, and while many of us are eagerly waiting for our tax refunds to hit our bank accounts, others are struggling to get a refund at all. In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service paid $5.8 billion in bogus refunds to identity thieves. According to the General Accountability office, the actual figure … Continue reading 5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During Tax Season

IRS Offers Tax Break to Employers for Identity Theft Protection Benefit

Last year, the Privacy Clearinghouse confirmed 223 major data breaches that compromised the identities of nearly 160 million Americans. In 2016, the trend continues with 42 breaches occurring in the first two months alone. The sophistication of organized identity theft rings keeps the government, educational institutions, public and private businesses struggling to combat ongoing threats. … Continue reading IRS Offers Tax Break to Employers for Identity Theft Protection Benefit

How to deal with noisy neighbors

Q: I’m not sure what to do about my neighbors. They listen to music all hours of the night, and I can hear every movie they choose to watch. Can I take legal action for this issue? A: The short answer is yes. Many states have laws in place for noise violations, and many communities … Continue reading How to deal with noisy neighbors