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Newsletter articles from 2012
Cubanism: Cuba in commerce with the world
Is Cuba what it now appears to be, a country relinquishing some of its ideals imbedded in Communism and Socialism in order to prosper in a new world economy?
Looking back and looking forward—Arredondo and restrictive employment covenants in Illinois
Before the Illinois Supreme Court’s holding in Reliable Fire Equipment Co. v. Arredondo, a two-factor test was widely considered to be exhaustive for purposes of the “legitimate business interest” analysis in Illinois; however, the Court held in Arredondo that such a rigid framework is incapable of addressing the sensitive connection between one’s right to work and the protection of a purported business interest.
NLRB delays employee rights posting
Whether or not your company wants to balance the NLRB notice with one of its own is a judgment call, but right now all employers need to be prepared to post the NLRB notice on April 30, 2012.
Thin ice: Avoiding missteps with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
A brief overview of the pertinent provisions of the FCPA used as part of FCPA enforcement efforts, a summary of some of the most recent enforcement cases and results, and some tips for companies and their counsel to assure that their day-to-day business activities will not become the subject of a future investigation or prosecution.
Writing agreements clients can understand
When written well, contracts improve business relationships and control future problems. Here are three strategies for creating appealing, simple and easy-to-read agreements.
Writing briefs judges want to read
Writing well for litigation is two-fold. First, you want to get the judge actually to read what you write. Second, you want the judge to agree with what you write.