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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
We have all seen over the last number of years that the tentacles of government involvement – on both federal and state levels – have drastically increased the costs to business and the potential liabilities of an employer for alleged discriminatory practices. For many employers, credit checks and criminal background checks are absolute necessities, but…Read More
As we enter and proceed through Calendar Year 2012, it may be time for some business resolutions for the success of your organization. Very recently, I had the privilege of working with a client on a very complicated legal matter. One of the things that became very clear to both of us was that if…Read More
Over the last twenty years, the workplace has been the beneficiary (?) of a vast number of technological advances. This has made it much easier to not only amass information, but to sort, structure and “play” with it. But one of the major downsides of this technological advance has been that a recalcitrant employee, or…Read More
As every employer is well aware, the “legal obligations” imposed on an employer get deeper and more confusing with each passing year. I am fairly certain that a business executive from the 1950s or early 1960s would be amazed at the substantial number of additional legal pitfalls that bedevil employers on a daily basis in…Read More
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