Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hot Topic: Spotlight on Immigration

by Jeanette K. Phelan

You can’t pick up a newspaper these days in the U.S. without at least one article on immigration matters in the news. So many things are happening! For example, President Obama recently announced a Deferred Action Program for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The U.S. Supreme Court also recently ruled that Federal law preempts the controversial employment provisions of the Arizona Immigration Statute. Everywhere you look, people are talking about immigration.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Privacy Issues in Employment Law

by Jean Ohman Back, Esq.

Privacy issues in the workplace constitute one of the hottest topics for most employers. This is because technology is ever changing. And with each new device, and each new social media offering comes additional questions about just how far an employer can go in determining how an employee is spending his or her time at work.

Not only do these issues present questions about what employers can do with respect to their current employees, but they also present opportunities to learn more about what kind of employee an applicant will make.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

10 Easy Steps to Lull an Audience to Sleep

You have been asked to speak for a live continuing education seminar. Let's face it, you are an intelligent, resourceful professional and your reputation precedes you, but you are not perfect (we are just as shocked as you are, trust us) and maybe, just maybe you are not as polished a speaker as you would like to be. If only someone could provide you with a list of sure fire ways to avoid putting your audience into a speaker induced coma so you could become the next Tony Robbins. 

Well, we’re sorry but we don't have that list handy. (I think the dog ate our homework.) We do however have this free handy list of things NOT to do, which is probably more fun anyway.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LLCs Face Double Taxation

by Leonard Glass, Esq.

Many US businesses are carried through limited liability corporations (LLCs). LLCs provide a shield to its members from the liabilities of the business but can be fiscally transparent for U.S. tax purposes.

Canada’s tax system does not have entity classification rules. An LLC is a corporation for commercial purpose and so it is treated as a corporation for Canadian tax purposes.

The differing treatments of LLCs by the two tax systems means that LLCs often results in both Canada and the U.S. taxing the same income also called double taxation.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

4 Reasons Every Attorney Should Present Live CLE Seminars

by Abigail Cella, Esq.

I enjoyed presenting at the 6th Annual Sterling Education Services Landlord-Tenant Law seminar held on July 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN. I decided to join the faculty for this seminar in order to

  1. Share my seven years of knowledge and experience in the area of real estate litigation, 
  2. Gain additional knowledge in the area, 
  3. Network with other lawyers and individuals involved in landlord-tenant matters and 
  4. Obtain continuing legal education credits.
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Friday, July 1, 2011

An Insider's Guide to Sterling Seminars

Please let me introduce myself, I am Elizabeth Kramer and I have been with Sterling Education Services since March of 2007. For the past few years, I have been Sterling's Marketing Coordinator. Before that, I worked in almost every department here, learning a lot about what we do and how we do it.

When I was hired, my new boss told me that it would be hard to understand the nature of the business until I worked here awhile, and boy, was he right. Over the last four years I have tried to describe to family and friends what exactly we do and what exactly my part is in the process, but I am frequently met with confused looks. I think, just maybe, my husband has some grasp of how I spend my days, but a good friend of mine once confessed that she has no idea what I really do.

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