Campaign Finances — But I want to Give More! The Struggle between the First Amendment and Corruption

The Struggle between the First Amendment and Corruption in Campaign Finances

“I am not a crook.” In the wake of violations in the Watergate Scandal, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was created in 1974 to oversee and enforce campaign finance regulations and the Federal Election Campaign Act was amended to limit campaign contributions.  Two years after the Watergate scandal, the US Supreme Court in the case… [More…]

The Secret Business Killer: Hidden Fees in Retirement Plans

The Secret Business Killer: Hidden Fees in Retirement Plans

New regulations from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may expose business owners to personal liability for excessive retirement plan costs. This means that a business owner’s personal assets may be exposed, should an employee decide to bring a lawsuit against the employer for breach of fiduciary duty.… [More…]