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Know Your Rights

Federal judge reverses Trump administration decision to end DACA

April 25, 2018

Via: Jurist

The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday vacated the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children from deportation […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Finance

What Do You Do When You Overpay Former Employees?

April 23, 2018

Via: FindLaw Free Enterprise

Under a program that began in 1991, Milwaukee County employees were allowed to “buyback” seasonal or part-time employment that otherwise would not have been eligible for pension benefits and convert it into pension-worthy time. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Wells Fargo to pay $1B penalty for consumer law violations

April 20, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced the penalty Friday, report the Wall […]

Business Law & Regulations, Finance

More Than 50,000 Reasons Not to Take Fees on the Side

April 19, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Carllene Placide had a good gig, but that deal expired. She was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, a big law firm, pulling down a base salary of $225,000 a year. Apparently dissatisfied with her non-equity status, she started doing […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How to Move From the Law Office to the Corporate Suite

April 18, 2018

Via: FindLaw

The road to general counsel often starts at BigLaw, but does not go from there directly to the corporate Big Chair. Fewer corporations are hiring attorneys straight out of law firms to lead their legal business. In the past three […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The 7 Legal Rules Your Emails Must Follow

April 18, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

As an email marketer, you need to comply with laws that were put in place to protect consumers. While it might be tempting to buy a list of email addresses and just start sending messages to everyone on that list, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Legal technicians belong in courtrooms

April 13, 2018

Via: ABA Journal Top Stories

One of the constant criticisms of the Washington limited license legal technician is that there only around 30 licensed technicians so far—even though the program is still in its infancy. A second challenge is that, currently, the LLLT cannot represent […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Wisconsin law requires all litigation funding arrangements to be disclosed

April 11, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

Legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last week requires all third-party litigation funding deals to be disclosed—even if a discovery request has not been made for that information. Wisconsin Act 235 requires litigants “provide to the other parties any […]

Business Law & Regulations, Know Your Rights, Privacy

When Can the FBI Raid a Lawyer’s Office?

April 11, 2018

Via: FindLaw Top Stories

After federal agents raided his lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, current U.S. president and noted legal expert Donald Trump tweeted: “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” This will be news to lawyers and legal scholars nationwide. What may be news to Trump and […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal judge dismisses suit challenging Massachusetts weapon ban

April 9, 2018

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Massachusetts weapon ban, finding that the weapons banned fall outside of the scope of the Second Amendment. The law faced controversy […]