201002.05
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New Number One Discrimination Claim: Retaliation

New statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show that in 2009, employees filed claims against employers based on what’s called “retaliation” just as often as they filed based on pure discrimination claims. According to the EEOC, 36% of claims filed against employers in 2009 were based on “retaliation” claims, tying race discrimination…

200912.30
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Tax-Free 2010? Humbug!

Happy New Year from Lynam & Associates! So what happened to the estate tax? Temporarily, it’s gone. Congress never enacted a new estate tax, and the old one expires at midnight tomorrow. The current estate tax disappears completely in 2010; in 2011, the estate tax will come back in its pre-Bush Jr. form with a…

200910.20
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Employers: Are Your I-9 Forms Up-To-Date?

This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stepped up its enforcement of laws prohibiting the employment of undocumented workers across the country. To discourage illegal immigrants on their way into the country, the agency has been holding employers accountable for using illegal labor. The Department of Homeland Security has a long-term strategy to stop…

200907.25
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Wall Street Journal Article Touts Advantages of Small Law Firms

Smelling a trend, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that small- and mid-size firms are gaining business, while large law firms are suffering the effects of the recession. The article focuses on the area of law where businesses looking at their bottom lines are turning two more affordable, smaller-sized law firms. Economies of scale aside,…

200907.14
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Summer 2009 Newsletter Released

Click below for a link to our Summer 2009 Newsletter: THE LEGAL ADVISOR NEWS Vol. 1 No. 8 In this issue: • FIRM RECOVERS CLIENT DOMAIN NAME FROM CYBERSQUATTER • PLUMBING SYSTEMS & DESIGN MAGAZINE SELECTS LYNAM & ASSOCIATES ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION • PROMOTING CLARITY IN CONTRACTS • NEW ILLINOIS OVERTIME LAWS • REGISTER TRADEMARKS…