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Grandfathering guidance in health care reform law (access required)

An interim final rule clarifying the grandfathering provisions for employers under the health care reform law contains surprises that raise the stakes on advising companies about their health plans. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act puts new obligations on ...

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Identity theft rules fall under radar as deadline approaches (access required)

Many small businesses have delayed implementing the identity theft “red flag” rules despite the approaching June 1 deadline – not because they don’t know about them, but because there have been so many extensions to the deadline that companies have ...

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Marketing: Five ways to get more out of LinkedIn (access required)

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your online presence, your LinkedIn profile is one place to start. Legal marketers say most lawyers aren’t getting the most out of the professional networking site that now boasts 60 million users. ...

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Trial lawyers can learn how to read a face (access required)

What lawyer wouldn’t want to be able to peer into the mind of a witness, a juror, his own client – if only for a flash? The first group of trial lawyers in the country learned how to do just ...

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Client, Facebook friend – or both? (access required)

As more lawyers create personal Facebook pages, the decision about whether to include clients as “friends” is just a click away. Many younger, social media-loving lawyers advocate friending as many people as possible to grow your online presence. They see ...

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Texting clients is convenient, but carries risk for lawyers (access required)

More clients are asking their lawyers to communicate in ever-faster ways, and many lawyers are accommodating them by using text messaging and instant messaging for client communications. Minneapolis lawyer Vytas Rimas, who practices patent law, said he frequently uses both ...

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Restatement of Employment Law draft adopted

The American Law Institute adopted a draft of the Restatement of Employment Law at its annual meeting in May, amid opposition from some employment experts. Some experts oppose the Restatement because they contend that certain employment law matters are still ...

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Restatement of Employment Law draft adopted (access required)

The American Law Institute adopted a draft of the Restatement of Employment Law at its annual meeting in May, amid opposition from some employment experts. Some experts oppose the Restatement because they contend that certain employment law matters are still ...

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