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May 2, 2023

A roadmap to attracting, developing, retaining amazing associates 

By Kate Ahern  Our industry has seen concerning associate attrition over the past few years, highlighting associate retention as a significant market pressure on firms going forward.    Law firms are struggling to attract and retain dedicated, motivated, reliable associates who are truly ready for practice. Adding to the frustration of many firm leaders: increased compensation […]

Oct 19, 2022

How to be a tech whistleblower 

By Bill Nettles and Gary Jackson  As powerful and advanced as tech companies are, they, like other organizations, can be laid low by a particular nemesis: the good old-fashioned whistleblower.    Indeed, a thoughtful, well-prepared whistleblower – as former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko seems to be — can do more to focus the public’s attention […]

Sep 12, 2022

Bankruptcy stay may shield property possessed but not owned by debtor 

By Lisa P. Sumner  The automatic stay triggered by a bankruptcy filing may protect the debtor’s residence even if the debtor does not own the property, according to a recent decision from a New York-based federal appeals court.  In a case of first impression decided in July 2022, the Second Circuit set a bright-line rule […]

Aug 12, 2022

Discipline & discharge: Best practices for avoiding litigation

By Nick Ball and Bruce Garrett  BridgeTower Media Newswires Disciplining and terminating employees are realities of doing business, but by adhering to certain practices, employers can help reduce the risk of costly litigation.  Discipline or termination, often referred to as “adverse employment actions,” can give rise to allegations of unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Discrimination i[...]

Aug 10, 2022

That’s so meta: Workplace harassment in a virtual world 

By Erik Eisenmann, Tracey O’Brien and Catarina Colón  BridgeTower Media Newswires Most individuals are familiar with online video games such as FIFA, Fortnite or, maybe, Last of Us, permitting players to play and communicate with others online while seated at their Xbox or PlayStation consoles.   Augmented reality, or AR, games, such as Pokémon-GO, superimpose a […]

Aug 8, 2022

Who was Daniel Webb and where did he go? 

By R. Marc Kantrowitz  BridgeTower Media Newswires  There was blood, a lot of it — evidence of a violent struggle — on the typically quiet parking lot of the Agway store, as well as in and on the police cruiser with its door open.  Type A as it would turn out, the same blood type […]

Aug 4, 2022

A force to consider in real estate transactions

By Caulin Price & Steve Moore  BridgeTower Media Newswires  Before March 2020, force majeure provisions in real estate contracts were seldom implemented, and sometimes received minimal attention in real estate contract negotiations. Such provisions are meant to cover contracting parties against unforeseeable events that are outside the control of those parties.   Now, however, the real [&h[...]

Aug 3, 2022

How to tap into the source of inspiration 

By Karen Natzel  BridgeTower Media Newswires  I have had clients tell me, “Karen, it’s work. It’s not supposed to be fun.”   I have heard employees lament, “Work is a 4-letter word.”   And we have all heard the refrain “TGIF!”   When I speak of fun in the context of work, I am not talking about happy […]

Aug 1, 2022

The importance of coaching 

By Christopher F. Earley  BridgeTower Media Newswires  “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.”  — John Wooden  One of the best decisions I ever made was to invest in professional coaching. Since I began to receive coaching, it has been a shot in the arm for me. I […]

Jul 26, 2022

Starting a law firm: Not for  the faint of heart, but worth it 

By Brian Greene and Eric Hurlocker We started a law firm 10 years ago with a pen, a piece of paper and a pitcher of beer. Little did we realize at the time how rewarding our partnership would be.   But for the same reasons it can be rewarding — you’re your own boss and your […]

Jul 25, 2022

What employers should know about predictive scheduling laws 

By Catharine Morisset and Lisa Nagele-Piazza, Fisher Phillips  Hospitality industry employers know that scheduling the right number of workers on any given day — or shift — is a challenge. In addition to unpredictable customer patterns, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, labor shortages, and record turnover rates add to the difficulty of keeping operations running smoothly. […]

May 24, 2022

Win more often: Avoid fallacies in your advocacy 

by Paul Mark Sandler  BridgeTower Media Newswires BALTIMORE, MD — A fallacy is a mistake in reasoning. It can undermine your case. Therefore, it is important to examine your own planned written and oral presentations. Also, carefully consider opposing presentations to determine whether they “hold water” or are fallacious.  Remember, sound reasoning is at the […]

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