Background checks and skill tests for new hires

I have had my fair share of bad hires over the years; let me tell you. It has cost my law firm well into the six figures in wasted payrolls, management problems, lost opportunities, correction of problems, etc.  I do not spend a lot of time dwelling on it because I do...

Why Are Lawyers So Expensive?

Lawyers are expensive because we all wear $1000 suits and want you to pay for it. Just kidding. That’s definitely not true. I get most of my suits from Macy’s. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that most small firm lawyers barely make a living after...

Does It Matter If I Have An Employee Handbook?

It shouldn’t surprise you that an employment lawyer will advise you to have an employee handbook. But it may surprise you is that I would rather you have no handbook than one you write yourself. Why would I say that? Well, a handbook is an important legal...
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