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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team

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Nearly 56 percent of new hires leave their jobs in their first year, according to Equifax. What does this say about the state of human resources these days? Well, if you’re a small business, you may think this doesn’t apply to you. In fact, hiring an HR team may be the last thing on your…
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#LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level

The #LocalLiftTour has come to end, but the lessons we learned from each other will carry on! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the last few months than teaming up with Yelp and Main Street Hub to provide free, personalized advice on marketing and legal services to help you take your local…
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How To Look Out For Your Employees On Black Friday

Think quickly: where will you be the morning after Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you’re probably envisioning yourself snuggled up beside the roaring fireplace, still recovering from a healthy dose of Americana: turkey, pie, and football. Millions of other Americans, however, are planning to spend their morning waiting outside their favorite stores, fighting the impending…
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Veterans Day Resource Round-Up

“While we can’t begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.” Senator Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY) This Veterans Day, we’re taking a moment to say thank you to those who serve and sacrifice to…
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Will Driverless Cars Run Over Personal Injury Lawyers?

Driverless cars are heading our way. A breathless 7-part series on Forbes analyzed the staggering socioeconomic impact of driverless cars not impacting with other cars – or people. When you take into account all the industries affected and the residual effects, Forbes estimates that in the US alone, driverless cars will drive the economy by…
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Three Reasons Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Technology

Any attorneys out there have nightmares about the Big Bad Wolf of Technology huffing, and puffing, and blowing away our law firms? The American Bar Association’s Rule 5.5 regarding the unauthorized practice of law notes: “The definition of the practice of law is established by law and varies from one jurisdiction to another. Whatever the definition,…
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The War of the Wages

Before Labor Day recedes too far into the horizon, let’s spend a few minutes discussing the illustrious and inventive ways that employers defraud their employees out of their earned wages, and legal remedies to counteract the practice. In last week’s companion blog Article 3, I mentioned a Subway franchise owner with the unlikely name of…
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Hal 9000 Isn’t Far Away: What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Play In Our Legal System?

Imagine, if you will, a murder trial where the defendant is charged with shooting the victim at point-blank range in broad daylight with multiple witnesses present. The scenario plays out like hundreds of murder trials before it: a judge presides over the case, the state’s lawyers carefully lay out the prosecution, and the defense vigorously defends…
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We Are Teaming With The American Bar Association To Explore Expanded Online Opportunities For Lawyers.

It’s a very happy Friday here at Rocket Lawyer indeed. Today we announced that we are teaming up with the American Bar Association to explore innovative solutions to a vexing legal paradox – the difficulty small businesses face finding affordable legal services at a time when many lawyers would welcome expanded professional opportunities. Through a…
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Is Today’s Version Of Law School Right For You?

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: law grads simply aren’t getting hired by big, fancy firms at the same rates (and salary levels) as they used to — no matter how fervently my Greek grandmother might assure me that law is a safe and sensible career path. Thanks to an economic crisis and shrinking job…
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