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For a nation of immigrants, stripping away DACA begs question: ‘Now what?’ (access required)

Uncertainty, fear and hopelessness. These are the general feelings that exist in the immigrant communities in America. These feelings are prevalent amongst the DACA recipients, especially with the March 5 deadline given to Congress by the president to pass legislation ...

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Federal tax reform and its impact on employee benefits (access required)

With some provisions of the new, far-reaching Tax Cuts and Jobs Act already taking effect Jan. 1, many people may still be wondering how and when tax reform will affect their businesses. The bill, which was signed into law in ...

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Employers: FLSA compliance is still important (access required)

Many of us have heard the adage “the only constant is change,” and nothing could be truer of employment laws and regulations. With a seemingly countless number of new laws and amended regulations, even the most diligent employers can quickly ...

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Counterintuitive networking: not what but who you know (access required)

Most often when people hear the word “networking,” they think of a means for ultimately getting a job or getting clients. In today’s legal industry, networking is an essential part of marketing your legal services, creating connections for future job ...

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Safeguarding business from social media pitfalls (access required)

Social media has become an essential tool for companies to promote their business as well as communicate and engage with their target audiences. However, the social media landscape is constantly developing and along with it, so are laws and regulations. ...

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Court rules on discoverability of Facebook messages (access required)

For litigators, social media platforms have increasingly become an invaluable source of evidence. So it’s not surprising that discovery disputes often arise regarding the scope of requests for social media-related information. In February, one of those discovery disputes reached the ...

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Employers can be liable for workers’ actions even off the job (access required)

Historically, corporations and firms have chosen to provide benefits to employees because it was to their advantage to do so. In order to attract the right talent or to fill jobs, they had to provide more than just wages. In ...

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Copyright, a musician’s stock in trade

Music is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. The engine behind this monstrous financial machine is not, principally, the sale of goods or services as would be the case in a typical industry. A musician’s “stock in trade” ...

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LinkedIn and Twitter are valuable business tools (access required)

Some professionals are still reluctant or skeptical about the use of social media as part of their marketing strategies. Overuse and misuse of the various tools can be problematic, but the benefits of effective use of social media far exceed ...

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Standard form construction contracts: uses and misuses (access required)

Standard form construction contracts are ubiquitous in the industry and for good reason. They are cost-effective, the terms have been vetted over years of drafting and redrafting – and through court challenges – and most property owners, design professionals and ...

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