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One-time clients could be avenue to developing new business

Some law practices lend themselves to repeat clients. For those practices, generating new business can be as simple as going to existing clients and asking them what else they can handle for them. But for specialty practices, such as divorce law, even your happiest clients may only need your services once.
For practices that feat ... (full story)

High court to decide fate of class action waivers

Are class action and collective action waivers in which employers require workers to resolve employment-related disputes through individual arbitration and waive their right to do so through class and collective proceedings enforceable?
That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide after the circuit courts failed to agree ... (full story)

Get the most out of your networking; take this test and grade yourself

If you’ve read my book “The Attorney’s Networking Handbook,” you probably know that I am a big fan of effective networking. I use the word “effective” because networking done improperly is just a huge waste of time.
There are so many elements to networking that we can’t possibly cover the ... (full story)

Extended medical leave under ADA soundly rejected by 7th Circuit

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was called upon to decide whether an employee’s request for extended medical leave (five to six months) constituted a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On Sept. 20, the court responded with a resounding “no,” issuing a powerful decision whic ... (full story)

What to do and not do with biometric information

With the advent of such technologies as facial and voice recognition and fingerprint scanners, employers increasingly are using biometric technology to identify and authenticate employees.
Uses include employee time entry; security purposes, such as allowing access to company premises with keyless doors and restricting computer s ... (full story)