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For those of us over 50, “Who’s that knocking on my door?” reminds us of the three little pigs and the wolf who would huff and puff and blow your house down. Unfortunately, the child-like tale of the three little pigs and the wolf has had a difficult time transferring to the Internet, but is…Read More
Over the 235 years of existence of our country, the workforce of the United States has undergone drastic change. We have gone from a primarily agricultural economy to a manufacturing economy to, now primarily, a service industry. Companion to our “changing economy,” employers have had to deal with and satisfy a “different type of workforce.”…Read More
Recently, there have been three (3) separate and distinct lawsuits filed in New York dealing with unpaid interns and a company’s obligation to “pay them for their work” (Eric Glatt, et al. v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., et al.; Lauren Ballinger, et al. v. Conde Nast; Xuedan Wang, et al. v. Hearst Corp.). In all…Read More
Effective May 1, 2013, all United States District Courts throughout the United States are invoking a 15% increase in filing fees for cases. This will take the filing fee from $350 to $400, for all new civil cases. Based on information available to the author, this “increase in filing fee” has a direct correlation to…Read More
For any business to be successful, it must be in contact with and ready to provide its services to its customer base. Be it a law firm, landscaping contractor, widget manufacturer, or an internet provider, customer interaction and satisfaction are the primary guideposts. Unfortunately, in this era of the need for “customer contact,” employers may…Read More
Every termination of an employee is a highly charged emotional situation. No one likes to be told that their livelihood is being impacted and, in these tough economic times, they are being placed in a situation where financial security is at risk. It is even more of a highly-charged atmosphere when a termination of a…Read More
As most employers know, the Department of Labor Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms which were initially issued in the early 1990s expired as of December 31, 2011. The Department of Labor (DOL) has been working with the Office of Management and Budget to extend the life of these forms and received approval that their…Read More
Most of our firm’s newsletters/Client Alerts are premised on bringing out certain salient points of law for your consideration. This article is going to be a little different in that it is the aim of the author to raise a very important issue for your consideration that may provide you with the means to avoid/lessen…Read More
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