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OK at Work: Parental and Medical Leave Policies

This week on OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss what employers need to consider when developing and implementing a parental leave policy. Employers are often unaware of their obligations under Title VII to provide all parents, regardless of gender, the same amount of parental leave to bond with their child and the…

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Have You Been Falsely Accused of Sexual Abuse?

Note: This blog post concerns false allegations of sexual abuse and is in no way intended to diminish the importance of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is real and happens. If you are an abuser, this entry is not for you. False allegations of sexual abuse have become more common in contested divorce and child custody…

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Read & Share: Visualizing the Global Demand for Lithium

Visualizing the Global Demand for Lithium   Lithium is one of the most in-demand commodities in the world today. With the ongoing shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and clean energy technologies, governments and EV manufacturers are rushing to secure their supply chains as demand for lithium soars. But while China has a strong foothold in…

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Details Emerge for Federal Contractor COVID-19 Workplace Safety Requirements

The Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce (Task Force) has issued the anxiously anticipated guidance (Guidance) on the pending COVID-19 Workplace Safety requirements soon to be imposed on nearly every federal contractor and subcontractor. This is the first step in implementing Executive Order 14042 (Executive Order) and offers significant insight into what contractors should expect as these…

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North Carolina Electronic Meeting and Voting Bill Signed into Law

Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 320 on September 20, 2021.  The bill is titled “Modernize Remote Business Access” and allows HOAs, condominium associations and other nonprofit and for-profit corporations to conduct business (holding meetings and casting votes) utilizing e-mail and the web-based virtual meeting platforms we all became accustomed to over the past 1.5…

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The Weekly Scenario: Legislative Tax Update

  About two weeks ago, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released an agenda as part of a $3.5 trillion spending and tax bill that Democrats hope to pass. Many of the details will likely change as the bill makes its way through a series of deliberations and votes. But the initial draft…

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COMING TO AMERICA How The United States is Changing Travel Restrictions

It’s a slogan that’s been ingrained in us: “fly the friendly skies.” But let’s face it, for the past eighteen months, flying has been anything but friendly, and when it comes to the majority of foreign nationals hoping to enter the United States, well, the sky hasn’t been the limit. In fact, the sky has…

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Factors That Increase the Risk of Divorce

While no two couples deal with stress in the same way, researchers have found that certain broad categories of life events have been shown to increase the likelihood of divorce. The hope is that by recognizing these contributing factors couples can acknowledge the difficulty surrounding them and take action to protect their relationship. So, what…

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Remote Workplaces and COVID: Three Takeaways from a Recent EEOC Lawsuit

In the early days of the pandemic, many businesses were forced to shutter their doors as local and federal governments grappled with how to protect public safety. For industries with a largely virtual presence/infrastructure, “remote work” was a necessary pivot – allowing continued service while maintaining social distancing and eliminating the possibility of infection at…

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Who Pays Private School Tuition After Divorce?

Private school tuition can be expensive, particularly after divorce. When you add the additional stress of divorce and subtract one income, the burden can become enormous. For these reasons, some parents understandably have questions about paying for private school tuition after divorce, especially how the Family Court determines who should pay for what. Is paying for…

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