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Mobile banking arrives – along with risk management (access required)

Earlier this year, Global Payments Inc., a third-party processor of credit and debit cards became the target of a major security breach. Tens of thousands of cardholders were suddenly vulnerable to fraud. It’s a story that financial institution leaders never ...

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Mandatory plan summaries delayed six months (access required)

On February 9, 2012, the IRS, DOL and HHS published joint final rules relating to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary of Terms mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The most significant development ...

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‘Freedom of contract’ has its limits

Generally speaking, public policy favors the right of two or more people to enter into an agreement for whatever purpose they agree upon. In legal terms, this policy is called “the freedom of contract.” But the freedom of contract is ...

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Can you get fired for wearing an orange shirt to work? (access required)

One of the most common questions I hear from my non-lawyer friends is something along the lines of: “I know that my employment at my company is at-will, but that doesn’t mean that my boss can just fire me for ...

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Great places to work (access required)

What makes a company a great place to work? Compensation? Work-life balance? Social awareness? An office with a window? Some researchers think the answer depends on whether you fall into the Baby Boom, Gen-X or Gen-Y generation. Longitudinal researchers at ...

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How social media has shaped the case of Trayvon Martin (access required)

In the killing of Trayvon Martin, the angel and the devil of social media have discovered the perfect battlefield. Without social media, the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old in Sanford, Fla., probably would have remained forever ...

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Steer clear of extremes or everyone loses

Few things are more frustrating than being on the short end of an unfair situation. And since those claiming to be the “99 percent” are making a lot of noise about how unfair things are, let’s examine what they’re taking ...

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Data breach is the liability du jour (access required)

Insurance is pretty dry stuff that no one really wants to think  about. But everybody buys it, albeit reluctantly. That’s an impression that I’ve gotten in the over 30 years of being in the business. And since insurance can end up ...

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Law firms are at high risk of embezzlement

One would think morally flexible job seekers would avoid any industry where the business owners socialize with judges and read legal journals for fun. Surprisingly, law firms are favored targets of both experienced and novice embezzlers. Although all types of ...

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