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National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination.
Fatima Goss Graves, president of the Washington-based National Women's Law Center, announced the formation o ... (full story)


Redesign, move, declutter _ businesses fix workspace issues

Redesign, move, declutter _ businesses fix workspace issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Triangle Pest Control's original workspace was a 2,000-square-foot garage housing 25 people — the technicians who did the bug control work, as well as all the sales and support staffers. It was hard for employees to handle phone calls when everyone sat so close together.
"We were all crammed in,&q ... (full story)


Get rid of Qualcomm?

Dear Mr. Berko: In November 2016, my stockbroker had me buy 200 shares of Qualcomm at $71.25 for income and growth. It's now $51, and my broker wants me to sell the stock and take a $4,050 loss. He said Qualcomm is being sued by Apple, and he thinks it could really hurt the company. Please explain what the suit is about. And would y ... (full story)


Local


Get the most out of your networking; take this test and grade yourself

If you’ve read my book “The Attorney’s Networking Handbook,” you probably know that I am a big fan of effective networking. I use the word “effective” because networking done improperly is just a huge waste of time.
There are so many elements to networking that we can’t possibly cover the ... (full story)


Extended medical leave under ADA soundly rejected by 7th Circuit

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was called upon to decide whether an employee’s request for extended medical leave (five to six months) constituted a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On Sept. 20, the court responded with a resounding “no,” issuing a powerful decision whic ... (full story)


State


'Rural Jobs' bill advances in spite of Kasich veto

Access to ample capital is a problem in rural communities throughout the Buckeye State, according to a Findlay lawmaker seeking to turn around that reality.
Senate Bill 147, titled the Ohio Rural Jobs Act, would allow for a capital infusion of up to $75 million, the bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Cliff Hite, told fellow senators ... (full story)


Teen detained after crossing border fights to have abortion

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials.
A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco has scheduled a hearing Wednesday ... (full story)


Ohio man sues city for arresting him over Facebook page

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with and acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.
Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit last Tuesday against the city of Parma and three officers. He created a Facebo ... (full story)


Sessions directive protects religious objectors

WASHINGTON — In an order that undercuts protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies recently to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are being violated.
The guidance, an attempt to deliver on President Donald Trump’s pled ... (full story)