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Growing companies should review their business structure

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Setting up a new venture as, say, a sole proprietorship, may have made sense initially — but as a successful company grows, an outdated business structure could mean unnecessary tax and other costs.

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Did OSHA fail to protect workers from COVID?

The COVID-19 virus

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General has found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not sufficiently protect workers from COVID-19 during the earlier part of the pandemic.

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Cy pres arguments fail to overturn $39.55M class settlement

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The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $39.55 million class action settlement with Monsanto in Missouri federal court. But an attorney for an objector said he would seek further review.

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Arbitrator awards damages for faulty farm buildings

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A Newton County farmer has been awarded more than $600,000 in damages through arbitration in a dispute over the construction of several houses for the raising of chickens. 

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