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Tips for litigating civil matters against self-represented parties

Michael J. Lambert

All civil litigators, at some point in their career, end up opposed to a self-represented individual.  The odds of this occurring are ever increasing as the number of self-represented parties in civil matters continues to rise.  Some New England states ...

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Addressing growing employee substance abuse trends

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Josie got used to drinking several glasses of wine during the workday when working 100% remotely for the past three years. There were no colleagues in the room to question her behavior or report her to management, and no supervisor ...

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Understanding the proposal to extend overtime

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Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposal to revise the regulations relating to the white-collar exemptions from overtime and minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the DOL ...

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Quiet quitting: Is it here to stay and how can employers cope?

Worker procrastinating in office

Quiet quitting is a trend that emerged last year as employers struggled to fill vacant positions after the Great Resignation, and as the economy picked up post-pandemic. Quiet quitting is the term used to describe when an employee psychologically disengages ...

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Understanding the proposal to extend overtime

Department-of-Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposal to revise the regulations relating to the white-collar exemptions from overtime and minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the DOL proposed ...

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Affordable benefit ideas to help employers increase worker retention

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Any employers muddling through the current labor shortage probably have already seen dozens of articles with advice on how to best attract, incentivize, and retain employees. A simple Google search will yield hundreds of hits exhorting the benefits of an ...

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Commentary: The Corporate Transparency Act

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The vast majority of private and many nonprofit entities will be swept into the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) compliance net. If you or your clients are an investor or have investors, you need to pay attention. Not only is reporting ...

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Balancing benefits and the bottom line

Employee benefit enrollment

Now more than ever, people are basing their employment decisions on benefits, with many placing a higher value on affordable health care and well-being perks than they do on salary. So, to attract and retain top talent, businesses need to ...

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Employers brace for fallout from NLRB decision

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A reversal of course by the National Labor Relations Board has management-side lawyers and their clients scrambling to reassess work rules for whether they may now be deemed unlawfully to chill employee rights to engage in concerted activity. A divided ...

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