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Compensation report reflects importance of health, science sectors

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BarkerGilmore, a Fairport, New York-based legal industry consultant and executive search consultant, has released its first-ever study of in-house compensation for attorneys specifically in the health care and life science industries. While BarkerGilmore’s annual survey of in-house counsel compensation overall ...

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Coworking spaces gain popularity, especially on smaller scale

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From startups to companies looking to expand, coworking arrangements have increasingly become a viable alternative to traditional office space leasing. While there have been some setbacks, experts predict that the industry will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. Coworking, where ...

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Commentary: To promote a strong, honorable culture, strive for ethical excellence

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In recent months, AT&T has been blanketing the airwaves with its latest advertising campaign featuring a variety of professionals who don’t quite make the grade. These include a surgeon who has “almost” been reinstated, an amusement park ride operator who tells ...

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New bankruptcy law for small businesses provides welcome changes

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Though news of businesses reorganizing under Chapter 11 is fairly common, many of the practical realities for small businesses are not as well known: the rules are complicated, challenging, and not traditionally well-designed for their needs. Small businesses entering Chapter ...

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George E. Wolf to join architectural firm as general counsel

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George E. Wolf III, whose last day as a Jackson County circuit judge was March 16, has joined Kansas City-based architectural, engineering and planning firm HNTB Corporation. According to court spokeswoman Valerie Hartman, Wolf will serve as general counsel of ...

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Why ‘ban the box’ rules are becoming more popular

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In January 2021, a “Ban the Box” ordinance will go into effect in St. Louis, making it the latest major city in Missouri to enact legislation that restricts employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history. The St. Louis measure ...

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Firm doesn’t owe severance to non-retired partner

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A St. Louis County circuit judge ruled Jan. 10 that Armstrong Teasdale doesn’t owe severance to a former equity partner who continued to practice law following his retirement. The ruling could mark the end of the last piece of a ...

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