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Evaluating overtime policies in anticipation of FLSA overhaul (access required)

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Management-side employment attorneys should prepare their clients now for upcoming revisions to the Federal Labor Standards Act, which could take effect by the end of next year and result in mandatory overtime payments to millions of salaried employees presently excluded ...

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Mediation: Factor in ‘fairness,’ risk and reciprocity (access required)

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“Tom, we’ve got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we’ve made. When I ...

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A little more to the left (access required)

The confirmation of Pamela A. Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals July 28 will mark a giant step in President Obama’s ongoing quest to transform one of the country’s most conservative appellate panels into one of its ...

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Harris confirmed to 4th Circuit

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 50-43 to confirm Pamela A. Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which reviews federal district court decisions in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Harris, who lives in ...

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On the go: Tech tips for the traveling lawyer (access required)

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I travel — a lot. So I figured I’d pass along some of my favorite technology tools and apps for those of you who also spend a lot of time on the road. First and foremost, invest in a powerful, ...

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Eight handy gadgets for the mobile lawyer office (access required)

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For the 21st century lawyer, mobility is key, since a mobile law practice makes it easier than ever for lawyers to practice law no matter where they happen to be. That’s why, according to the American Bar Association’s 2013 Legal ...

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7 things to say to a potential family law (or other) client (access required)

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Hiring an attorney can be a stressful and time-consuming task for people who suddenly find themselves in need of legal representation. The following are my top seven items that I discuss during an interview with a potential client: 1) “There ...

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