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|Inappropriate, Sexual Jokes At Work Can Come Back To Haunt You...|
Rupert Cowper-Coles; Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
July 27, 2012, previously published on July 23, 2012You may have thought that the days of lewd jokes being cracked in all-male board rooms by Gordon Gecko wannabes were a thing of the past. The extraordinary facts in the case of BUQ v HRE suggests otherwise, while providing a useful lesson for both employers and employees.
|North Carolina Criminal Defense | Why You Should NOT Talk to the Police|
Matheson Law Office PLLC;
May 21, 2012Holly Springs Criminal Defense Attorney M. Moseley Matheson discusses why it is important to not answer any questions, or make any statements when talking with police investigating a Defendant for possibly North Carolina Criminal Charges.
|Don't Be Handicapped When Dealing With Student Disabilities|
Dianna D. Bowen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 6, 2011, previously published on April 1, 2011You've just received a note from a parent of a new student, stating that your school must become "absolutely peanut-free," as her son has a severe peanut allergy and will go into anaphylactic shock if he is even in the same room with a peanut! What do you do? This article will address the...
|How to Pick The Right Medical Mal-Practice Lawyer for You!|
Rasansky Law Firm;
April 5, 2011The last thing a victim of a medical malpractice injury wants to do is pay for a lawyer. Getting a lawyer that understands you is hard enough, getting one that is cheap is even harder. However, many lawyers work on contingency. Seeking one of these lawyers is the best way to fight for yourself and...
|Clearing Up Confusion Over Audit Response Letters|
Stanley Keller; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 24, 2011, previously published on February 2011There has been some confusion over the role of lawyer audit response letters under the ABA Statement and related AICPA auditing standard (together the so-called “Treaty”) and the relationship of those response letters to the accounting standards governing the accrual and disclosure of...
|U.S. District Court in Massachusetts Rules Federal Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional|
Roberta K. Chevlowe, Steven D. Einhorn, Ira M. Golub, Paul M. Hamburger, Peter J. Marathas, Andrea S. Rattner; Proskauer Rose LLP;
July 28, 2010, previously published on July 15, 2010On July 8, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued two decisions declaring Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional. Section 3 of DOMA, which was enacted by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1996, provides that...
|Tennessee Governor Signs Law Permitting English-Only Policies|
Delaine R. Smith; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 2, 2010, previously published on June 25, 2010On June 23, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen signed into law a bill permitting English-only policies in the workplace. Well, sort of. The law adds a new section to the Tennessee Human Rights Act that declares:
|The Public Digital Bookkeeping System SPED and its Application to the Electronic Invoice NF-e Project|
Carlota Berault Moreira, Vanessa Christina Lacerda; Miguel Neto Advogados;
June 9, 2010As from January 2009, many companies of several sectors of the economy will have to adapt or get acquainted with the new requirements of the government and society when addressing a new market need, the so-called SPED (Public Digital Bookkeeping System).
|Review of Contracts Under the Consumer Protection Rights Code|
Daniella Pierotti Lacerda; Miguel Neto Advogados;
June 2, 2010As a consequence of the current international financial crisis that has triggered inflationary pressures, major currency and exchange rate changes, and other economic problems, much has been discussed about the possibility of reviewing contracts that have become excessively burdensome.
|9th Circuit Decision Extends Protection of the Rehabilitation Act to Independent Contractors, Further Exacerbates Circuit Split|
Joseph C. Nuzzo, Joshua A. Stein; Proskauer Rose LLP;
June 2, 2010, previously published on May 2010The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Fleming v. Yuma Regional Medical Center, 587 F.3d 938 (9th Cir. 2009), joins a growing list of recent developments which provide additional protections to an increasing number of individuals with disabilities. While employers and places of public...