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Employers should know about ADAAA regulations

By Amy Angel In 1990, Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities in many areas of public life, including employment. Effective Jan. 1, 2009, Congress redefined key terms of the ADA The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has now published final regulations to implement the ADA Amendments Act. These… Continue Reading Employers should know about ADAAA regulations

Plan would give vets help starting businesses

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A new proposal from a veterans’ advocacy group aims to combat unemployment, stimulate the economy and help veterans start their own small business, but navigating it through the turbulent waters of Congress may prove tricky. The idea comes from the Patriot Enterprise Project, a nonprofit based at Fort Meade in Maryland that develops and promotes… Continue Reading Plan would give vets help starting businesses

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By Sylvia Hsieh Dolan Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — Once again, controversial reporting rules that require liability insurers to inform Medicare of personal injury settlements have been postponed — and plaintiffs’ lawyers are hoping the delay will encourage settlements. The reporting requirements, which implicate Medicare’s right as the secondary payer for an injured recipient’s medical… Continue Reading Will postponement of Medicare reporting speed up PI settlements?

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BOSTON, MA – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parents can seek private tuition reimbursement for special needs children from school districts – even when the child never received special education services from the school district. The ruling in Forest Grove School Dist. v. T. A. on reimbursement rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education… Continue Reading Supreme Court rules on tuition reimbursement, voting rights and drudge dumping

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How to … Select an advertising agency

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An effective advertising campaign can pay off big-time, but an ineffective one will have you paying out big money with little to show in return. Your choice of advertising agency can make all the difference.
Before you search for an agency, think about what you want to accomplish. Are you looking to increase sales? Promote a new product? Brand your company? Determine your advertising budget and your target market. Also consider whether you’re in the market for a long-term relationship with an agency or just a one-time campaign. Continue Reading How to … Select an advertising agency

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How to … Choose a property-casualty insurer

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Owning your own company is risky business. And as your business grows, your risks grow, too.
While most companies are prudent enough to hand over much of the risk to an insurance company, some are less diligent about performing regular insurance checkups to determine whether their insurance coverage remains adequate for their changing company. Continue Reading How to … Choose a property-casualty insurer

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How to … Plan an IPO

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Considering taking your company public? Think carefully whether this is really something you want to do.
While an initial public offering raises money for a company, it also brings in a slew of new players – investors and analysts with whom you, as the head of the company, will have to deal. Planning an IPO takes considerable time, trouble and expense, so it’s important to gauge early on in the process whether your company will be attractive to investors and therefore generate the necessary interest to raise capital. Does it fall into a category that is currently hot with investors? Do you have a track record of profitability in your corner? Continue Reading How to … Plan an IPO

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How to … Prepare for a disaster

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As a business owner, you hope for a long and prosperous life for your company. But as you hope for the best, you must prepare for the worst to ensure your company’s survival in the event of total or partial disaster.
No one likes to think about the possibility of the company’s facilities being destroyed by a fire or the sudden death of a key employee. Every business can potentially be disrupted by a natural or man-made disaster, and while the thought is unpleasant, the scenarios must be considered. Continue Reading How to … Prepare for a disaster

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