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Property Brokers – Risks and Rewards

April 12, 2013

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Kevin N. Summers

Many trucking companies are setting up property broker operations to handle excess freight or reduce operating costs and risks. Is this worthwhile? Do property brokers really avoid the financial risks that face trucking companies? While recent court cases suggest that being a property broker is not risk free, there still […]

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Change to FLSA Requires Breaks for Nursing Mothers

December 21, 2012

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Janet E. Lanyon

Under a change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers are required to permit nursing mothers to take breaks to express milk and to provide a private location, other than a bathroom, to do so. Nursing mothers may take “reasonable” […]

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Transition Workshops

October 12, 2012

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Robert R. Cleary

Bob Cleary recently conducted a transition workshop for a client who completed an asset purchase (bought a company) and wanted to minimize the usual discomfort it takes for the merged parties to become efficient as new compatible working partners. The client was relieved that the workshop produced swift results, claiming […]

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Business Immigration

September 12, 2012

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Kevin N. Summers

DREAM Act … Obama Order … Doesn’t matter if you fall left or right of center, immigration affects all of us, particularly businesses, with challenges and opportunities. The world is indeed flat. Most businesses are facing the globalization of their industry, and thus have an increasing need in employing foreigners […]

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The Upside of a Down Economy

April 12, 2011

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Thomas P. Martin

While the economic downturn in 2008-2010 created significant difficulties for many people related to their real estate holdings (dramatic losses of equity, difficulty in selling and financing or re-financing houses and, in some cases, short sales or mortgage foreclosures), it also has presented opportunities for prospective purchasers to purchase real […]

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Dividing Environmental Liability: Hope Springs Eternal, Litigation Lasts Almost as Long

September 11, 2009

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James K. O’Brien

Article Originally Published: September 2009 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. One of the biggest “hammers” wielded by the government to impose environmental liability on private companies with contaminated property is […]

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