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F-word Facebook firing flipped by federal court

July 17, 2017

Rich Meneghello Fisher Phillips In an April ruling that could leave employers fuming and possibly cursing, a federal appellate court ruled that an employee who used a public Facebook page to curse at not only his boss, but also his boss’ mother and entire ...

Cheat sheet for summer clerks (and supervisors)

July 17, 2017

Karin Ciano BridgeTower Media Newswires  It’s my favorite time of year, when lawyers welcome law students to their offices for a summer of real-world experience. Naturally, that includes real-world writing experience, supervised by more experienced ...

One plus one equals one

July 17, 2017

Alan F. Polack P.C. When applying for Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has divided the assets of a married couple into two categories: The protected asset amount and the spend-down. The protected ...

To post or not to post - that is the question

July 17, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Lester G. Packingham Jr. is a registered sex offender in the state of North Carolina, with a 2002 conviction for taking indecent liberties with a minor. Six years after his conviction, North Carolina passed a law that made it a felony ...

Dispute Resolution: Know what you want and select the right process

July 17, 2017

Edmund Sikorski Jr. The choice of which dispute resolution process to use boils down to answering one basic question: Do you want to actively participate in the resolution outcome or do you want someone else to impose a solution upon you? The answer will ...

Tips for an effective law firm website

July 17, 2017

Dan Heilman BridgeTower Media Newswires When was the last time you took a long, hard look at your practice’s website? If the answer is not lately, then it’s likely that prospective clients aren’t even stopping by for a cursory look. A properly ...