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Employer Forms Disclosing & Authorizing Background Checks Must Exclude Liability Waivers

Good Reasons Support the Use of Background Checks in the Hiring Process. Many employers run background checks on job applicants before they make an employment offer.  Doing so enables such employers to confirm the truthfulness and accuracy of background information provided by job applicants, such as…
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Acceptance: The 2nd Element Needed in Order to Constitute a Binding Contract

In my 1st blog dealing with contracts, I covered 1st element of a contract which is “Offer”. As I noted there are 5 basic elements needed in order to constitute a binding contract. These elements are: (1) offer; (2) acceptance; (3) consideration; (4) mutuality of obligation meaning both parties must be…
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Are You Carrying an “Eavesdropping Device” in Your Pocket?

In a recent episode of the CBS television drama “The Good Wife”, characters used devices such as smartphones, to surreptitiously record conversations with others. While the storyline did not include these people facing liability for their actions, this depiction of events caused me to think back to Don…
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Health Care Law Decision: Tips for Small Businesses and a Glance at the Media Circus

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding Obama’s health care law has something for everyone — patients, doctors, insurance companies, politicians, court watchers, and news addicts, among others. The decision was historic on many levels and the reporting of it was historic as well. There is…