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Supreme Court agrees to review legal challenge to Arizona’s employer sanctions law

June 29th, 2010

The US Supreme Court is entering the nationwide debate over immigration reform, agreeing on Monday to review whether the Legal Arizona Workers Act, which suspends and revokes the business licenses of employers that intentionally or knowingly employ workers who are not authorized to work in the United States, is preempted by federal immigration law ( [Read more...]

University of Chicago study finds consequences of not having sick leave are severe

June 28th, 2010

Paid sick leave is a benefit prized by American workers but frequently missing on the job—a situation that leads to serious consequences, a new study released by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago shows. The study found about one in three working Americans does not have paid sick leave, and that [Read more...]

Law firms will see a greater focus on price competition, non-hourly billing and use of project management, according to survey

June 28th, 2010

Over 75 percent of law firms surveyed indicate that they believe that more price competition, more non-hourly billing and the use of project management to improve efficiency of service delivery will be permanent changes in the legal landscape, according to a survey, Law Firms in Transition, from legal consulting firm Altman Weil.
“The primary impact on [Read more...]

Expert provides tips for avoiding company picnic legal pitfalls

June 25th, 2010

With summer comes the official start of company picnic season. Many businesses are looking for ways to boost morale in the tough economy and recognize employees. Although these celebrations often involve food, games and fun for all, they can end up being an employer’s worst nightmare. With tips from “The Manager’s Mentor,” Shanti Atkins, Esq., [Read more...]

Rush to electronic health records could cause more liability risk

June 25th, 2010

Electronic health record (EHR) systems likely will soon become a fixture in medical settings. Advocates claim they will reduce health care costs and improve medical outcomes, which could be critical since the new health care reform law increases access for millions of Americans. Although benefits of bringing information technology to health records can be substantial, [Read more...]