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Partner Keith Leonard to present at NBI seminar

Partner Keith Leonard is scheduled to give two presentations at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) course, “Human Resource Law Boot Camp.” Mr. Leonard’s presentations will cover the use of handbooks to protect against legal liability, and the legal ins and outs of hiring and firing. The seminar is geared toward (and will provide credits for) Read More

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Escalating Trade War

Partner Keith Leonard wrote a follow-up column for ACtion Magazine about the continuing escalation in what is becoming a trade war spurred by tariffs. Other countries around the world react swiftly in retaliation for tariffs imposed on their goods being sold in the United States. The direct impact of tariffs on the automotive industry is explored Read More

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GDPR and Your Customers’ Privacy

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into full effect on May 25, 2018, with a focus on the personally identifiable information (PII) being collected when you receive an offer for a product or service. While directed at protecting the PII of EU citizens, companies around the world can be found to be Read More

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CAFE to Go?

The EPA intends to roll back the current fuel economy standards that have been in place since 1975. In his June column for ACtion Magazine, partner Keith Leonard explains the history behind the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards established by Congress in the 1970s. He covers the history of the emissions regulatory process, including Read More

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Tariffs: A Two-Edged Sword

In an attempt to make American products more price competitive, President Trump imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. In his May column for ACtion Magazine, partner Keith Leonard examines the historical effects of tariffs in this country and what the latest tariffs might actually do with regard to various critical industries in this country. Read More

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Gun Control: No Easy Answer

Gun control, always a hotly debated issue across the country, returned to the top of the list following February’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school. One of the debates specifically centered on whether or not it would improve school safety if teachers carried firearms at work. In his April column in ACtion Magazine, partner Read More

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Appellate Court Overturns Department of Labor Rule

A federal appellate court vacated the so-called “fiduciary rule” adopted in 2016 by the Department of Labor. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit determined that the Department of Labor exceeded its authority by issuing the rule, which essentially required financial professionals to put their clients’ needs in front of their own. Read More

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Traffic Safety

Think every state is similarly concerned about your safety on its roads? Think again, as some states have adopted very few of the traffic laws considered to be essential to traffic safety. In partner Keith Leonard’s March column for ACtion Magazine, he identifies those states which have done a lot to ensure the safety of Read More

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Importance of Employee Classification

  Businesses often classify their workers with insufficient regard of governmental and court standards.  The distinction between a worker being classified as an employee or as an independent contractor can substantially change what benefits the worker is eligible to receive (such as overtime and unemployment). Misclassification of employees could result in lawsuits filed against a Read More

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The Future of Electric Vehicles

The fate of the electric car tax credit remains uncertain in light of the conflict between the bill approved by the Senate this week (keeping the credit) and the bill being proposed by the House of Representatives (which will repeal it). What is the current electric vehicle climate in the US, and how does it Read More

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