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September 27, 2021

Plunkett Cooney Twenty-six Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022. In addition to inclusion on the list this year, D. Jennifer Andreou received the Best Lawyers™ 2022 Medical ...

Out with the new, in with the old: FLSA rule rescinded

September 27, 2021

Melissa Oakley, BridgeTower Media Newswires Employers may be surprised to learn they could be liable for wages for an employee who does not directly work for them. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, joint employers can ...

21 million Americans say Biden is 'illegitimate' and Trump should be restored by violence, survey finds

September 27, 2021

Robert A. Pape, University of Chicago (THE CONVERSATION) — A recent Washington demonstration supporting those charged with crimes for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol fizzled, with no more than 200 demonstrators showing up. The organizers ...

Taliban, Islamic State arm themselves with weapons U.S. left behind

September 27, 2021

Nolan Fahrenkopf, University at Albany, State University of New York (THE CONVERSATION) — The weapons and military equipment left behind by the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, including through the collapse of the Afghan army, are now largely in the ...

Harvard's decision to ditch fossil fuel ­investments reflects changing financial ­realities and its climate change stance

September 27, 2021

Susan Gary, University of Oregon (THE CONVERSATION) — Harvard University will keep phasing out all investments tied to oil, gas and coal, it announced on Sept. 9, 2021. When Larry Bacow, the school’s president, announced this plan, he cast it ...

State's budget was strong throughout the ­pandemic: Lawmakers can lower taxes

September 27, 2021

James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center for Public Policy As Michigan lawmakers wrap up the upcoming fiscal year’s budget, it’s worth looking at fiscal trends. The worst that was expected didn’t happen, and lawmakers have resources to accomplish ...