Price of Business 8/28/2011
Publisher's Note: Judith Sadler is a long term Price of Business
contributor and a leading authority on labor law. Here
is some urgent information that she sent us which every employer
needs to be aware of:
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board
(“NLRB”) imposed a new requirement on private sector
employers to notify all employees of their rights under the
National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Effective
November 14, 2011, any private sector employer whose business
falls within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations
Act must post a notice that outlines employees’ rights
under the NLRA. This notice will be similar to the notices that
employers are required to post to comply with the Wage and Hour
laws or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Notice must be (1) written; (2) posted in a conspicuous location
so that all employees must see the notice, including in the
location where other notices are posted; (3) must be at least
11x17 inches in size; and (4) must advise employees that they
have the right to organize, to act together to improve wages
and working conditions, the right to join a union and the right
to refrain from engaging in these activities. Note: If the business
normally circulates notices to employees via the internet or
company intranet, then the company must circulate the notice
in this same manner.
Most employers are covered by the NLRA and
thus must post the notice. It is recommended that you take a
digital picture with a date to prove when you posted the notice.
Failure to post a notice is an unfair labor practice so being
able to prove that the notice was in fact posted in an appropriate
location is essential to winning such an allegation.
There are several companies that publish the
required Labor Law posters. The poster is now available on the
NLRB’s website at http://www.nlrb.gov/poster. Translated
versions will be available, and must be posted at workplaces
where at least 20% of employees are not proficient in English.
Get more information on the Sadler and Sykes law firm at: http://sadlersykes.com/.
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Written by 15-year old in Arizona
who got an A+ for this entry
Since the Pledge of Allegiance
And The Lord's Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....
A kid in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer:
"New Pledge of Allegiance"
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
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Defining Your Exit Strategy
you in the Real Estate Business? You might be in the oilfield
business, manufacturing, sales, service, distribution, freight
forwarding or any number of other businesses. However, the answer
to this question might surprise you. More then likely you are
ALSO in the Real Estate business in some form or fashion. Just
like with your main trade, every dollar spent should be looked
upon as an investment, one that could pay huge dividends if
made correctly. As such, it is important to become familiar
with your investment to clearly analyz the potential risks,
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Hidden Dangers Involved In Taking Title to Real Estate
You paid for the property, you took possession of the deed,
and your ownership is recorded at the county courthouse. So
it’s yours, right? Well, not necessarily – it’s
considerably more complicated than that. After all, you bought
real estate, not a Barbie doll.
The first question you need to ask before buying a piece of
real estate is, “Does the person who is selling this property
to me actually own it?” Just because he holds a title
deed in his name doesn’t mean he owns it. In fact, even
if he is recorded as the owner at the courthouse, he might not
own it. Even if he thinks he owns it, he might not own it. Perhaps
the person who sold it to the person who sold it to the person
who sold it to the person who sold it to you also sold it to
Person A way back in 1937, Person A sold it to Person B in 1967,
and Person B decides to sue you for title to the property 15
years after you bought it. Person B may or may not win the lawsuit,
but either way it’s going to cost you time and trouble
and make it virtually impossible to sell the property while
the lawsuit is pending. This situation is what is known in Legalese
as a “title defect”. Of course, almost everyone
has a property lawyer check the chain of title at the local
courthouse or property records office before buying. The problem
is, not all title defects are apparent from examining property
records. Several safeguards exist to minimize your risk, and
it is important to know how they work.
most common safeguard is title insurance. When you apply for
title insurance, the title insurance company will send their
lawyer to the courthouse to check the chain of title. If they
conclude that the title is free of defect, they will insure
the title. Another safeguard is the use of a warranty deed,
which contains warranties by the seller that allow you to sue
him if the title he transferred to you is defective. Never take
property under a quitclaim deed, because a quitclaim deed merely
states that the seller is transferring to you whatever title
he has, if any – in other words, you can’t sue him
on the deed even if it turns out he never owned the property
in the first place. There may be other grounds to sue him, but
they are decidedly inconvenient. The weakest safeguard of all
is called a statutory deed, which are legal protections offered
in some states that are designed to offer at least some of the
protections of warranty deeds.
DISCLAIMER: The foregoing is intended for reference purposes
only and not as legal advice.
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