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September 25, 2013 – 1,221 views
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In real estate jargon, crowd funding simply refers to a mechanism of funding where companies and developers gain their finances through the masses. People themselves book houses and plots of land by which they effectively put down a promise of buying the same land later at its full price when it is fully developed. The benefit the buyer gets is purely... Full Story 
September 24, 2013 – 1,206 views
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One of the growing law enforcement tasks in urban communities involve having to deal with individuals with mental illness. The law enforcement principles come with clear guidelines applicable, more specifically, to mentally ill persons. The police are bound by their duty to protect and safeguard disabled persons, including those who are mentally ill. As per police guidelines, if a person is dangerous to either one self or to others, immediate psychiatric apprehension must be initiated... Full Story 
September 18, 2013 – 1,069 views
Sara Zorich - SmithAmundsen LLC
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced this week that Harris Health System had agreed to pay over $4 million in back wages and liquidated damages to employees for failure to properly pay overtime. The issue investigated by the DOL was an alleged failure to include an employee’s incentive pay when... Full Story 
September 18, 2013 – 1,061 views
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Coming this Monday, corporations will be allowed to make their stock offerings public along with their debt offerings without having to pay the additional charge of registering it legally. This will reduce company costs by a large volume and will cause a rise in dollar value. This policy has been last seen right after the Great Depression. Close to nine hundred billion dollars have already been raised in the past two years here... Full Story 
September 17, 2013 – 992 views
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The universal law which has recently been passed and much debated on in the State of Colorado requires that a background check should be done before anyone in the state can purchase a gun. In the first month from when the law was passed ten people were denied from being able to buy... Full Story 
September 11, 2013 – 1,066 views
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The state of New Jersey now requires law enforcement bodies that are from outside the state to give proper notice before they inspect an area or do any sort of surveillance work regarding terrorism. This law was made because of the increasing instances in religious places like mosques where officers from police departments like the NYPD had been... Full Story 
September 9, 2013 – 1,028 views
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The proliferation of mobile phones has been more rapid in recent years than any other device. By the year 2008, the mobile subscriber base was estimated to be at 4 billion. Today, there are three mobiles to every computer, however, the mobile phone forensics is still behind the computer. Despite lack of validated techniques and frameworks to acquire mobile data, they are proving useful in civil and criminal cases... Full Story 
September 5, 2013 – 1,163 views
Jacqueline Lentini McCullough - SmithAmundsen LLC
In a Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) dated August 20, 2013 from the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Office of Special Counsel, Deputy Special Counsel Seema Nanda, discourages pre-population of employee information in Section 1 of the I-9 Form by electronic I-9 programs due to potential discrimination concerns. Similarly, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has indicated that pre-population of Section 1 is... Full Story