Columns

'Pre-obit' earns its rightful place in race to be first

December 7, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief As a newspaper editor for nearly four decades, I have received my share of strange requests over the years, some of which have bordered on the libelous, the criminal, and the obscene. Almost all have come from favor-seeking ...

What employers can expect from President Trump

December 7, 2016

Rich Meneghello, BridgeTower Media Newswires In just a few short weeks, Donald Trump will be our nation's 45th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring for employers when it comes to labor and employment law. Trump made ...

Evil

December 7, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: What's wrong with America when the drug company and my health insurer conspire with my doctor to deny a procedure and offer an alternative medication? Why has my diesel Volkswagen been recalled? Why did my mortgage company overcharge me by ...

With overtime deadline off for now, employers wonder: What's next?

December 7, 2016

Maria O.?Hart, BridgeTower Media Newswire A judge’s Nov. 22 ruling on much-anticipated federal overtime rule changes has forced some difficult decisions for employers, many of whom had already announced or even implemented salary changes based on the ...

Gift cards aren't gifts

December 7, 2016

Liz Weston, NerdWallet Columnist If it’s the thought that counts, then gift cards don’t count much at all. They’re popular, granted. Six out of 10 people responding to National Retail Federation surveys this year said they wanted to receive ...

Want greater integrity? Put core values into action

December 7, 2016

Karen Natzel, BridgeTower Media Newswires As our country grapples with a post-election political divide, and families and friends try to reconcile their differences, I wonder how we will move forward. What are our country’s guiding principles? What defines ...