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How to Hire People to Fill Your Actual Needs

Getting the right person to meet your needs starts with defining what you need in terms of tasks, the qualities you're looking for and the kind of manager you want to be. Then think about your budget. Would a creative arrangement give you needed flexibility?

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4 Ways to Build Your Bench with Flexibility

Law firms of all sizes face increasing price pressures from clients. We are all trying to develop business, price effectively, and compete for clients. But, what happens when efforts finally pay off? How do you handle an increased workload without completely burning out?

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3 Critical Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

3 Critical Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is a newly enacted law that creates a federal cause of action for companies trying to protect their trade secrets. This is a landmark change in creating uniform civil protections for companies in every state. Nearly all businesses have some kind of trade secrets and many will need to act in order to ensure they continue to protect their causes of action under the DTSA.

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Why Companies Should be More Concerned About the St. Paul Sick Time Ordinance

Why Companies Should be More Concerned About the St. Paul Sick Time Ordinance

The sick and safe time ordinance under consideration in St. Paul has received considerably less attention than the recently enacted Minneapolis version. The benefit accrual amounts are the same in both cities with 1 hour for every 30 hours worked. But, the pending ordinance in St. Paul seems to be considerably stricter than its Minneapolis counterpart.

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4 Things Employers Need to Know About Social Media

4 Things Employers Need to Know About Social Media

A bad review or comment on social media platforms can quickly go viral. It is also nearly impossible to erase those less than desirable comments in most cases. This content can cause expensive lingering consequences for companies of all sizes. It can be even more devastating if it is posted by an employee–just look at the recent open letter to Yelp. Strategic thinking and a proactive approach is critical to navigate these sticky situations.

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More than Paid Sick Time. The Breakdown of the Coming Minneapolis Ordinance.

Big or small–every company doing business in Minneapolis needs to understand the coming sick time ordinance. The proposed ordinance is the product of the recommendations from the Workplace Regulations Group (a public-private appointed group). There is a single public hearing on the proposed ordinance on May 18th with the vote set for May 27th. This ordinance in its current form will impact businesses of all sizes. Here is what companies need to know about the proposed ordinance as they start prepare:

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