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Bankruptcy Does Not Have To Be Scary

The purpose of bankruptcy is to give the honest, unfortunate person a fresh start.  Everyone deserves the right to put the past behind them and to have a clean slate.  Bankruptcy can be complicated and if someone is considering bankruptcy there are many issues to be aware of– a successful case requires full financial disclosure with a bankruptcy attorney and a careful review of the current and past financial situation.

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Hot Employment Issues for 2012

Last year brought key employment law news, issues, and decisions affecting employers and employees. Worker classification (overtime exempt vs. nonexempt, and independent contractor vs. employee) and stricter enforcement on unemployment compensation and payroll taxes was the norm, as governmental agencies sought to maintain public coffers.

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Latest Headlines are Wake-up Call to Employers and Managers

The latest headlines alleging sexual harassment by presidential contender Herman Cain, and child sex abuse, reporting and cover-up issues at Penn State, clearly send a sad message about society. But, besides the moral and ethical concerns, this is a wake-up call for employers and managers to know and enforce their legal obligations about serious workplace misconduct, sexual harassment, reporting, and retaliation. Employers and individual managers face civil and criminal consequences if they fail to appropriately handle these situations.

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