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Health care reform bill offers many hidden changes (access required)

The new health care reform law doesn’t just provide for universal health care – it also includes various non-health care provisions relevant to lawyers. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama on March ...

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The flu and the law: Prepping for a busy season (access required)

The EEOC recently issued a guidance, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” to remind employers of employees’ rights and help them plan for dealing with the H1N1 virus. The most important advice for employers: planning ...

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What to do when your employees get the flu (access required)

There are a number of simple precautions that employers can take to help protect their employees from the H1N1 virus. But what do you do once an employee is diagnosed with the flu? Management attorneys caution that when that starts ...

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Legal Web sites, bloggers face new online marketing guidelines (access required)

For the first time in almost 30 years, the Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines governing testimonials and endorsements – and for the first time, included guidance that covers bloggers and other online social media platforms. The Guides Concerning the ...

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Economy creates a nightmare for valuation cases (access required)

Divorce is hard enough – but the economy is making it worse. The current situation is creating huge problems in divorce cases that require valuation of a closely held corporation, partnership or other business. James Gross, a family law practitioner ...

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Jurors increasingly seek recusal for financial hardship (access required)

The nation’s economic downturn has a new set of victims: members of juries. Jurors increasingly are requesting recusal from service based on financial hardship due to the current economy. Anne W. Reed, a trial lawyer and jury consultant in Milwaukee, ...

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The Death of the Billable Hour? (access required)

Some law firms unchain first-year lawyers from its requirements For years, experts have predicted the imminent death of the billable hour, but for some first-year associates, the predictions are finally coming true. Starting this year, Atlanta-based Ford & Harrison completely ...

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Bankruptcy filings on the upswing (access required)

Almost one year after the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act went into effect, the number of consumer bankruptcy filings is rising again. In the months leading up to the Oct. 17 date of enactment, hundreds of thousands of ...

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Follow the ?Rules' for safe blog use by employees (access required)

As blogging makes its way into the business world, companies need to be aware of the risks as well as the rewards of the latest mass communication phenomenon. “Blogs are a rapidly growing tool that especially younger employees really love, ...

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Self-reporting malpractice, ethics lapse may help a lawyer (access required)

Nobody likes to admit he made a mistake – especially lawyers. But self-reporting malpractice or ethics violations can actually benefit attorneys, according to malpractice experts. Minneapolis lawyer Charles E. Lundberg recently defended an attorney who obtained a lighter penalty because ...

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