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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: All partners are equal, but …

In George Orwell’s novel "Animal Farm," cows and sheep and horses threw off their human oppressors and united to govern themselves under the slogan “all animals are equal” … until the pigs took control and modified the slogan to say, “all animals are equal – but some are more equal than others.”

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Major changes affecting health information privacy

Health care reform. Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act. Whichever term you use, privacy and protection of personal health information is one area of concern to insurers, health care providers, employers and individuals alike.

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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Is doing it by the numbers always right?

Years ago, when I managed a company in the food industry, I met with a retail buyer who pulled out his computer analysis of how quickly products moved through his billing system. He made the criticism that my company’s products didn't sell so quickly when compared to cheese or soap that were also tracked on his printouts.

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Commentary: Rekindle the romance with your clients

February has long been synonymous with Valentine’s Day, romance and relationships. Retailers revel in reminding consumers that the more time, energy and money they spend on this one day, the deeper their devotion and love.

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JOB CITES: The EEOC and you

For employers who have had the good fortune not to face an employment discrimination claim — a development that can seem like a matter of when rather than if depending on how long you’ve been in business and how many employees you have — the dealings with a government agency such as the EEOC can be a daunting proposition.

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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: What’s your endgame?

Several years ago the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War,” about the political maneuvering behind the war in Afghanistan, contained this description of the conflict from the congressman who was the film’s main character: “We changed the world, but we had no endgame.”

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How to stay motivated on firm goals

As we enter the second month of a new year, now is a good time to reflect on where we stand in relation to the goals we made for ourselves back in January. Are we on track? Have we given up yet?

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