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Copyright Infringer Employer or Employee?

Copyright InfringerĀ  Employer or Employee?

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

The copyright owner can appeal in the court for this infringement against the employee or consultant for authorizing the violation of copyright by the employer; the employer on the basis of his responsibility for the acts of his hired persons; any person who allows the performance in public of a literary, musical or any other work without the consent of the copyright holder; anyone who assists in the unlawful reproduction of a tangible work by a copyright infringer.

The employer is most likely to be charged for plagiarism as he should be monitoring the acts of his employees or consultants and is financially stable enough to afford the legal expenses and pay for the damages to the owner of copyright. Compensation for the damages caused by such an infringement is not fixed in the Copyright Law, it depends on the conditions and circumstances. These are generally determined by the commercial values. Either the alleged work is copied …

Employee Benefit Plan Auditing And Financial Reporting Models

Employee Benefit Plan Auditing And Financial Reporting Models

What is the ERISA Advisory Council?

Section 512 of ERISA provides for the establishment of an Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The duties of the council are to advise the Secretary of Labor on issues important to the administration of ERISA, and submit recommendations regarding the Secretary’s functions under ERISA. The Council consists of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Labor, and includes representatives of employee organizations, employers, the general public, and the accounting profession. Typically, the Council focuses on three to four issues each year. For each issue, the Council defines the issue to investigate, takes testimony from witnesses, and submits a report of findings and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor.

What does this study include?

According to the Issue Paper for this project, the Council’s goal is to make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor with respect to ERISA’s audit and financial reporting requirements; the desired outcome is to improve the Department of Labor’s oversight of employee benefit plan audits. The Council plans to study the following:

In its work on the audit and financial reporting requirements, the …