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January 29, 2015

THE SANCTITY OF CONTRACTS (AND ITS LIMITATIONS)

The US Supreme Court just issued an opinion directing federal courts to interpret Benefits Welfare Plans between employers and employees (including, often, retired employees) just like […]
January 23, 2015

REGULATOR OR PROSECUTOR?

Administrative agencies are considered regulators, not prosecutors.  Yet they often take the latter’s persona, complete with subpoena power and the authority to levy fines.  And when […]
January 21, 2015

FUN WHILE WORKING

A husband and wife own an insurance agency.  They are also avid RVers.  Putting the two together, they make a portion of their business selling RV […]
January 16, 2015

INTERNS ISSUES

We explained in a previous post that the IRS scrutinizes unpaid internships.  It is not the only government agency that does.  The Department of Labor is […]
January 13, 2015

TIME TO REVIEW EMAIL POLICIES

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) does more than regulate relations between employer and unions.  It also gives non-union employees the right to organize.  That makes […]
January 9, 2015

SAFETY FIRST

They all stayed late to close the deal.  When the last stroke of a pen graced the dotted line, everyone engaged in a hearty round of […]
December 24, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Happy Holidays to all, whatever your Holiday of choice, be it Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Festivus, or something else meaningful to you. In the spirit of the […]
December 19, 2014

HOMES BUSINESSES ARE BUSINESSES TOO

Along the manicured streets of suburbia, the homogeneity of covenanted neighborhoods is sometime interrupted by a flier snuck in a doorway or taped to a mailbox.  […]
December 15, 2014

WHEN THE WORKDAY ENDS

Warehouse employees spend their days lifting, moving, loading and unloading sometimes heavy merchandise.  It is not an easy job.  They might be cranky at the end […]
December 11, 2014

‘CAN’T CHANGE THE LAW

A biker was riding along on a South Dakota highway, not a care in the world, when he was hit from behind by a truck.  Or, […]
December 2, 2014

THE SMALL PRINT

Terms and conditions in small print at the back of a contract have such a bad reputation that “small print” has become a shortcut to describe […]
November 30, 2014

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS…

… we regret to inform you that one court, in 1993, clearly held that newspapers are not “of such indisputable accuracy as would justify judicial reliance.”  Sorry.