Earlier this autumn, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released two important reports regarding the IRS’s administration and oversight of tax-exempt organizations: (1) Review of the IRS’s Enforcement Program for Tax-Exempt Organizations That Participate in Illegal or Nonexempt Activities and (2) More Information Is Needed to Make Informed Decisions on Streamlined Applications for Tax Exemption.

The Treasury

A California court has ruled that an arbitrator (not a judge) should decide on the applicability of California Labor Code Section 925 to a dispute between a law firm partner and his former law firm. Zhang v. Superior Court, 2022 WL 16832570 (Cal. Ct. App. 2022).  This ruling potentially undermines the protections of Labor Code Section 925,

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The personal reasons exception is an exception to the general rule on the standard of real property damages. Here’s some context.

Real property is your home, the land, and things permanently attached to the land, whether natural or artificial. You’re entitled to money if your real property was damaged because of someone’s negligence.

California law

Killgore v. SpecPro Prof’l Servs., LLC, 51 F.4th 973 (9th Cir. 2022)
While consulting for an environmental project for the United States Army Reserve Command, Aaron Killgore believed he was being required to prepare an environmental assessment in a manner that violated federal law. Killgore was fired shortly after he reported the suspected illegality to his supervisor and the

Price v. Victor Valley Union High Sch. Dist., 2022 WL 16845113 (Cal. Ct. App. 2022)
La Vonya Price worked as a part-time substitute special education aide at the Victor Valley Unified School District before applying for a full-time position.  Although she received an offer for a full-time position, it was contingent upon her passing a physical exam, which she

Espinoza v. Superior Court, 83 Cal. App. 5th 761 (2022)
Rosa M. Quincoza Espinoza sued her former employer, Centinela Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre West, LLC, for discrimination and retaliation.  The employer filed a motion to stay the litigation and compel arbitration, invoking the terms of an arbitration agreement that Espinoza had signed.  After the employer’s motion to compel