Government and Economy
Unemployment Surges to 7.6%
As if we needed further proof that the nation's employment is deteriorating at a frightening rate, employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January and pushed the unemployment rate up to 7.6%, the highest unemployment rate since 1974.
Obama Demands Action on the Economy
President Obama spoke out against what he described as an "inexcusable and irresponsible" delay of his economic recovery legislation in Congress, especially given the fact that an estimated 3.6 million Americans have lost their jobs since the recession began.
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With the Obama Administration now in place, the commercial landscape is changing for business owners. The fair pay law has been signed into law, card-check is probably next and that will likely be followed by new healthcare regulations and other labor-related legislation. It can be hard enough to keep up with your business, staying on top of all these changes makes things all the more difficult. This is where a good business lawyer comes in.
Your attorney is more than just your representative in court. She is also an advisor who can help you deal with thorny legal issues before they become major problems. The key is to find one that fits you and your business.
Probably the best way to do this is to get referrals from people you trust. This actually goes for hiring any kind of lawyer. Make your list and then research them. The Internet is... [Read Full Article]