Have you received an email with the subject: Delivery notification – Parcel delivery … failed After a few lines of pretend-data, the ‘notice’ gives you the opportunity to click on a link to https://tools.usps dot [wait for it] COM! Guess what? That’s a scam. According to an official United States Postal Service source, “… a number …

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Mesa Pilots Sue Alleging Railway Labor Act Violations

Mesa pilots picket

Washington, D.C.—Mesa Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), filed a lawsuit against Mesa Airlines Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The lawsuit alleges that Mesa bypassed the collective bargaining process required by the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”) by implementing bonus and incentive programs without …

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Railway Labor Act

Railway Labor Act

The Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), which codifies the law of labor relations affecting railroad and airline¹ workers in the United States, can be found at 45 U.S.C. §§ 151-188 [research it]. The RLA came into being in response to a series of violent railroad strikes² during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Passed in 1926 after evolving …

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Power of Attorney

Definition: (noun) A document which allows one person to act for another. Uses: Can be a general power of attorney, which allows one person to act as the other in every respect. This would most commonly occur when the person granting power of attorney anticipates becoming unable to act for him or herself, either due …

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Emoluments Clause

U.S. CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I SECTION 9 … [Clause 8] No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince …

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Guide to State and Federal Income Taxes

Internal Revenue Service

2020 Update: Watching out for Fraud It’s best to file early to thwart tax refund thieves, who can use your social security number to impersonate you, then file a fake tax return in your name claiming a refund. If the IRS has not received your legitimate tax return by the time the thief’s fake tax …

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