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A couple of years ago, I freaked out some people when I started writing on changes made to overtime policies by the Department of Labor. After appropriately scaring everyone, it turned out that a federal judge in Texas gave several folks a big fat Christmas...

In breaking news this month, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a copyright case called the 4th Estate Publishing Company v. Wallstreet.com. If you’re interested in the case opinion, you can check it out here.  For the most part, this opinion is a conversation that...

Oh yes, the struggle is real. We give our all in the name of making a difference. Sounds noble, eh? But, when is enough enough?  In the nonprofit sector it is so easy to keep pushing ourselves because there is no outright definition of success. While...

In a previous post, we talked about how the millennial generation has new tendencies and habits when it comes to getting health care. The best way for private care practices to stay ahead of the game and attract a dwindling millennial client base is to...

At the firm we often conduct research on multi-state operations. We happen to have a client who has multiple employees working from offices in different states, which represents a challenge when you’re dealing with cutting edge legal and policy matters. This year, one of the most...

While we often talk about the logistics of partnership agreements, you should be asking yourself why first. Simon Sinek asks us to think about why when it comes to leadership. I am asking people going into business together to ask a series of why questions....

I was going through policies that often appear in employee handbooks (you can make fun of my nerdiness later). We are approaching the season for two major violations for workplace policy.  If you look at your employee handbook, you’ll likely see a no-solicitation policy, which generally...

A couple of employment law matters have recently crept their way into my inbox. One of them has to do with the payout of accrued but not used time off.  Often when employees are let go, there is a question if the employer is obligated by...

Self-care: the buzz word that makes you squeal or jump for joy depending on your personality. I’d like to ensure that while self care can include a green juice or treating yourself to that delicious cupcake, neither the juice nor the cupcake will elevate your...

Young people today do not approach wellness the same way as in the past. The Millennial Generation includes those individuals born roughly between 1982 and 2004.  Also referred to as Generation Y, Generation WE and the Peter Pan Generation, many of these young adults have...