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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

USA - April 25 2016 In the movie, Forrest Gump, the main character was asked several times if he was stupid. Forrest Gump replied "Stupid is as stupid does", meaning

Can My Employees Smoke Legalized Marijuana on a Work Break?

USA - February 16 2016 Over the last decade or so, conventional attitudes about marijuana have begun to change. Starting with the legalization of marijuana for medical

Will A Trust Impact Financial Aid Eligibility?

USA - February 17 2016 My parents left me a trust. I am entitled to the interest income and $5,000 annually. The remainder of the principal stays in the trust until I die

Is McDonald’s Responsible for the Alleged Unfair Labor Practices Committed by its Franchisees?

USA - April 22 2016 The other week, an unfair labor practice proceeding began regarding whether McDonald’s as a corporation can be responsible for the alleged unfair

Human Resources Professional Found Personally Liable in a Contested FMLA Case

USA - April 27 2016 In a recently published decision the influential Second Circuit Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over the states of New York, Connecticut and

San Francisco Mandates Paid Parental Leave

USA - April 28 2016 On April 5th, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate paid parental leave to allow parents to bond with their children. California

“Making Available” Right Explained Under U.S. Law

United Kingdom - April 28 2016 Two treaties from the World Intellectual Property Organization require member states to recognize a copyright holders' exclusive right to "make

Human Resources Professional Found Personally Liable in a Contested FMLA Case

USA - April 27 2016 In a recently published decision the influential Second Circuit Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over the states of New York, Connecticut and

Avoiding The 10 Penalty Tax

USA - April 27 2016 The government intends that your IRAs and qualified plans be used for your retirement, not on an as needed basis. Therefore, the law imposes a

How Mediation Can Ease the Stress of Divorce on Children

USA - April 26 2016 There is the precious little comfort for a child whose family is going through a divorce. As parents, it is your job to make the transition as smooth