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The Fifth – Not Only For the Guilty

The hallowed Fifth Amendment: “No person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” This  privilege, which applies only to individuals, protects any statement that might even tend to incriminate. It extends not only to direct admissions of wrongdoing, but to any statement that “furnish[es] a link in the chain of.

Tax Fraud Investigation? Yes, You Could Be a Target!

Most people hate filing taxes. We do our best to complete the forms and pay our taxes with accuracy, if not precision. Even when we don’t, the worst we expect is an audit. We don’t expect that our returns could land us in the middle of a criminal tax fraud investigation. Prosecutors and IRS Criminal.

Resignation Starts Clock for Constructive Discharge Discrimination

If a company is around long enough, it may eventually be subject to an employment discrimination claim. One such claim can involve an employee alleging constructive discharge. Under discrimination law, a “constructive discharge” occurs when an employer makes working conditions so intolerable, often through harassment or retaliation, that an employee is effectively forced to resign..