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|Treatise on Issues of Labor Rights Protection by Enterprises during Economic Recession - Beginning with Unpaid Leave, Suspension without Pay and Transfer|
Ling Wang; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
January 18, 2013Since the financial tsunami in 2008, enterprises have suffered from reduced demands for manpower due to a sharp decline of orders during economic recession and mostly adjust the work hours of employees in the form of "unpaid leave," "suspension without pay" or "job...
|Legal Aid Benefits All Marylanders|
Erek L. Barron; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
January 12, 2013, previously published on January 7, 2013This just in: Maryland civil legal service programs not only benefit the poor but also save the state millions per year. Legal assistance to low-income Marylanders is a significant economic boost to the state and benefits more than just those receiving aid, according to a report just released by...
|Conducting Workplace Investigations|
Phyllis C. Katz; Sands Anderson PC;
January 11, 2013, previously published on January 8, 2013Recently, when advising a client who was investigating a complaint of sexual harassment, I had the opportunity to revisit the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors (issued on June 18, 1999). ...
|Client referrals: Where do they come from? How do you get them? And the all-elusive attorney referrals.|
Zeina N. Salam; Law Offices of Zeina N. Salam;
January 11, 2013, previously published by Financial News & Daily Record on November 2011As a nine-year veteran in the practice of law, I do not have all the answers to client referrals, but I do have the experience of having practiced, much to my chagrin, at all levels of the industry.
I initially worked at an international law firm in Atlanta, practiced at large and mid-size...
|“Meeting” Expectations: Understanding Board Meetings|
Kathleen N. Machado, Peter S. Philbin; Rees Broome, PC;
January 2, 2013, previously published on December 2012While many board members in their professional lives are used to participating in and even leading formal meetings, the recommended (and in some cases required) protocol for a community association board of directors meeting may be a bit unfamiliar. While there are many practices that are probably...
|Prenuptial Agreements: They Can Protect Both Spouses|
Brad M. Micklin Esq. Counsellor at Law L.L.C.;
December 28, 2012, previously published on Winter 2012How prenuptial agreements can help protect both spouses
|Workplace Investigations - Part 2|
Donovan Plomp; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 22, 2012, previously published on December 21, 2012In an earlier post, we discussed when employers may wish to conduct workplace investigations. In this post we’ll discuss who should conduct the investigation.
|Period for Public Comment Ordered Regarding Ability of Certified Legal Document Preparers to Sign Preliminary 20-Day Notices and Mechanic’s Liens|
Nicole Sornsin; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
December 20, 2012, previously published on December 14, 2012The Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court has ordered a period of public comment until January 15, 2013, after rescinding a previous administrative order amending § 7-208(F) of the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration (A.C.J.A.) that could have been interpreted to prohibit Certified...
|Doing Business in...Mozambique|
Samuel Jay Levy; SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda.;
December 20, 2012, previously published by This was first published by PLC in its multi-jurisdictional guide to doing business worldwide and is reproduced with PLC's permission. on June 2012This Q&A gives an overview of the legal system; foreign investment, including restrictions, currency regulations and incentives; and business vehicles and their relevant restrictions and liabilities. The article also summarises the laws regulating employment relationships, including redundancies...
|Pam Reeves: Good Advice for Dealing with Pregnancy Issues|
Reeves Herbert Anderson P.A.;
December 18, 2012, previously published by Knoxville News SentinelIt is the time of year when Mary, the mother of Jesus, is celebrated in churches and homes across the country. Much is made of her willingness to face the ridicule of an unwed pregnancy, but nothing is mentioned about what many women worry about in today's world - the impact of a pregnancy on a job.