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  • Promotion or bust – How far must employers’ ADA accommodation efforts go?

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: How far should employers go to accommodate disabled employees? This article discusses a case where the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that employers don’t have to promote disabled employees to positions they wouldn’t otherwise qualify for. Also, the court said, employees have a duty to work with their employers to find a reasonable accommodation. Brown v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, No. 16-1971, May 4, 2017 (7th Cir.)

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  • Don’t let excess liabilities rain down on you – An umbrella insurance policy can provide shelter

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: There are many reasons to consider an umbrella insurance policy. Just the word “umbrella” indicates that the policy’s reach goes beyond standard homeowners and auto insurance, protecting you from excess liabilities. But many consumers don’t understand just how valuable umbrella coverage can be. This article examines what such policies cover (and don’t cover) and how to determine an appropriate level of coverage.

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  • Bye-bye, cash; hello, accrual? How potential legislation would affect your firm’s finances

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: Congress is considering tax reform proposals that would require many law firms to move from the cash method to the accrual method of accounting for income tax purposes. Such a change would impose new financial burdens on law firms and their partners — including a large, unexpected tax liability. This article discusses the specific areas of concern for law firms.

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  • Management reports — The next best thing to a crystal ball

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: Managing partners have a difficult job: They must keep abreast of daily operations and forecast how the present is likely to affect their firm’s future. But management reports can help head off minor issues before they become major crises. This article describes four types of management reports and how they can help firm leaders keep an eye on troubling trends such as sluggish collections, low-billing attorneys and runaway expenses.

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  • A star is born: Measure and manage your energy performance

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: “Portfolio Manager,” a free, online, interactive energy management tool from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), can help real estate professionals manage water and energy consumption, benchmark energy performance, set investment priorities and earn EPA recognition that can increase the value of their properties. This article examines the details, while a sidebar describes the EPA’s expansion of Portfolio Manager to rate the energy performance of data centers housing high density computing equipment.

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  • Accelerating your mortgage payoff: Good idea or wasted opportunity?

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: If a person has extra money, should he or she use it to make extra payments on the mortgage? There are strong arguments on both sides of this matter. This article examines the pros and cons, while exploring other financially beneficial options and explaining the importance of maintaining liquidity.

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  • Good staff are hard to find – Tips for recruiting and retaining the best

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 710

    Abstract: Physician practices are in competition with other practices, hospitals, and even third-party payors — not just for patients but also for staff. High-performing practices work hard to recruit the best staff candidates and then work even harder to retain them once they’re hired. This article explores the secrets of finding and keeping good staff members.

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