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OK at Work: Miscommunication using Emojis, Gifs, and Memes

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss how the use of emojis, gifs, and memes in work-related communications can lead to miscommunications as well as harassment and discrimination. While using these devices to communicate is prevalent, the lack of precise language in the workplace can cause problems. Listen to learn…

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Read Delete: The Beer Industry and the Illusion of Choice

  First celebrated in 2008, International Beer Day is commemorated annually on the first Friday of August. According to its organizers, it is “a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice…

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Who Gets to Stay in the Marital Residence? Or is Possession Really 9/10’s of the Law?

There is an old adage that dates back to 17th century England – one that you are probably familiar with – that says: “Possession is 9/10’s of the law”.  That means that if you are in possession of a property, it is presumed that you own the property and have a superior claim to that…

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Legal Fees – Deductible as Ordinary Business Expenses or Capitalized?

This is the question currently on appeal from the Tax Court to the Third Circuit.  In Myland, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Case No. 22-1193, 1194 & 1195) the IRS appealed the Tax Court’s ruling that Mylan (the taxpayer) was entitled to deduct, as an ordinary business expense under IRC § 162(a), approximately $50…

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Understanding Burden of Proof for South Carolina Divorce Cases

The definition of “burden of proof” is the obligation to prove one’s case. Anyone who watches Law & Order or any other legal drama has surely learned that the most serious crimes require the state to prove its case against a defendant “beyond a reasonable doubt”. This is one example of a burden of proof…

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OK at Work: How to Compensate Employees without Affecting Payroll

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss ways to incentivize and compensate employees, especially in light of increased costs for employees with inflation and rising gas prices. Depending on the employer’s goals, there are several ways to provide employees with additional compensation outside of increasing their salary or hourly rate,…

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Read Delete: How Much Land does the U.S. Military Control in Each State?

The DoD is the larger government umbrella under which the military falls and the department operates on over 26 million acres of land stateside. To further break it down the U.S. military is divided into four main branches: Army Navy Air Force Marine Corps There is also the Space Force, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard….

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Crypto Frame Taking Shape in Real Time

CNBC recently reported on the EthCC conference in Paris, a gathering for hardcore Ethereum developers and technologists. A special spinoff event was a limited invitation only rave party in the Catacombs of Paris, labyrinth of centuries-old tunnels 65 feet underground, which hold the skeletal remains of around six million Parisians.[1] Visiting the Catacombs is considered illegal…

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Can a Divorce Decree Be Modified in South Carolina?

A Divorce Decree is a legal document that finalizes all issues of the parties’ marriage at the end of their divorce case. It can feel like a long and tiring journey to get to that finish line, but when you finally reach it, and you can say you are officially “divorced.” All of the issues…

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Executive Playbook: Alternative Solutions for Recruiting and Retention

Recruiting and retention continues to be a challenge for employers.  While employers could always pay employees more, that is not a particularly attractive solution and, in many cases, is not a solution at all.  In this episode of the Executive Playbook, Mike and Russell discuss strategies that employers can implement to attract new employees and…

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