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What PEOs Need to Ask Prospective Clients


What PEOs Need to Ask Prospective Clients

Philip A. Toomey, Esq.

Tough Questions Regarding Harassment

Surprisingly, when conducting due diligence of prospective clients, few PEOs ask the really hard questions about harassment questions that can help assess risk and take proactive steps to protect the PEO’s…

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The PEO and Sexual Harassment Investigations


The PEO and Sexual Harassment Investigations

Philip A. Toomey, Esq

Sexual harassment claims and liability

due to inadequate investigations continue to be growing areas of concern for PEOs. Most PEOs attempt to limit exposure by allocating responsibilities within their client service agreements. However, recent court decisions…

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Should You Take an Equity Interest as Your Fee?


Should You Take an Equity Interest as Your Fee?

James Abels
Small Firm Business
March 23, 2006

“Because pets don’t drive.” Remember such slogans from the dot-com era when so many people became speculators? They readily bought into dot-com marketing campaigns and accepted stock options as part of…

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Fire, Rehire


FIRE, REHIRE

Published: The Deal
Date: Vol. 4 No. 10 February 20-26, 2006
BUYERS BEWARE. THE COST OF RESOLVING UNFINISHED EMPLOYEE ISSUES CAN EXCEED ANY COST SAVINGS IN AN M&A DEAL

You may think that if you acquire the assets of a business, your liabilities will be…

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Definitely Not ‘Yours, Mine and Ours’


Definitely Not ‘Yours, Mine and Ours’

By Philip A. Toomey
Tips on Legally Protecting Your Customer Database

Sure, it’s a nice feeling when you’ve inspired an employee to start his or her own enterprise, but it’s like a cup of cold water thrown in your face when…

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Checks and Balances

Published: Progressive Grocer

Date: April 1, 2006

The shrink reports issued by the National Supermarket Research Group of Scottsdale, Ariz. serve as perennial reminders to supermarket operators that they should look closely at prospective employees. According to the latest survey, 57 percent of retail inventory losses in 2003-04 were attributable to…

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A Price to Pay


A price to pay

Published: Electronics Supply & Manufacturing
Date: 02/01/2006
By Crista Souza

Technology companies fought long and hard to avoid the onerous burden many felt the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 would impose upon their operations and competitiveness.

They lost.

Today, SOX, as the anti-corruption legislation is…

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