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Understanding The Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final regulations ...

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Aggressively Address Injuries With Rest, Ice And Rehabilitation

It can start with something as stupid as twisting your ankle or a minor slip from which you save yourself by grabbing something. You expect to be sore for a couple of days and then ignore the whole thing. But ...

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Property Disputes Arising From Purchases Made In Contemplation Of Marriage

Well, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season brings about feelings to good tidings, joy and love. It is a time when engagement commitments are many. In anticipation of marriage, many couples purchase expensive gifts for each other, ...

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Let's Not Forget Our Government Prosecutors

In prior columns, I have stressed the importance of honoring those attorneys who have devoted their careers to representing clients of limited financial resources in criminal and civil cases. Not only have I mentioned the importance of honoring them, but ...

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Attorneys Have A Duty To Give Back To The Community

I’m sure by now most of you have already attended several holiday parties. It’s a festive, but hectic, time of year. It’s also a time of year which I believe causes many of us to pause and to be more ...

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Recalling Dan Beach's Abilities As A Real Estate Attorney

In the mid 1940s, Don C. Allen and I had offices in the Rochester Savings Bank Building at the corner of Main Street and South Fitzhugh Street. It was the most beautiful building in the county, possibly only second to ...

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Predicting Performance Of Select Securities

In the beginning of the year a request was made of our investment staff to select five securities that we felt would perform well. At the end of the year we would be measured on our performance by comparing Karpus ...

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Protection Available For Employees Serving In The Military

Recent massive national mobilization of reserve and National Guard units raises the question of what rights the military member and his or her employer have with respect to the temporarily vacated civilian job. Both federal and state laws are designed ...

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H-1B And L Visa Reform On The Way – Score For The Restrictionists

The Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 4818), which contains significant legislative changes to the H-1B and L nonimmigrant categories for professionals seeking to come to the United States to work, is expected to be signed into law by President ...

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The American Jobs Creation Act Of 2004

Coming soon to a tax return near you: the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. This new law contains changes that may affect your year-end tax planning. Sales Tax Deduction The new law creates an itemized deduction for state and ...

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A Look At Several Map Resources Available On The Internet

There are many practice related reasons why lawyers, paralegals and legal staff need maps. Atlases, gazetteers and maps provide information on flood zones, wetlands, place names, time zones, census tracts, zip codes, school districts, natural resources, geopolitical boundaries and much ...

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Using Lookout To Index Outlook Files

I’ve been obsessed, in recent months, with pulling needles from haystacks. Writing, with a word processor, analyzing, with a spreadsheet, publishing information on a broadcast basis on the web or to a specific client or partner through e-mail, and collecting ...

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