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How to Make Sure Visual Storytelling Stays Within the Law

Visual content marketing has been hailed as the future of PR. By many accounts, however, the future is here already: cartoons, memes, infographics, photos and videos are an increasingly large part of public relations and marketing communications, especially within social media. It is no wonder. Countless reports say tweets with images receive are retweeted more than those without, branded Facebook posts receive significantly more engagement when they contain photos and press releases with photographic and video content result in significantly increased page views. More…

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Zero hours contracts: Avoiding the loopholes

Although they have been part of the employment landscape for some time, zero hours contracts became particularly popular during the recent recession, on the basis that they afforded employers access to a pool of workers, but with a financial commitment that was limited to paying only for work actually carried out.

More recently, following the country’s apparent emergence from the recession, the practicality and fairness of such contracts (which have proven particularly popular within the retail sector) has been called into question. More…

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — July 31, 2015

On Wednesday, the House officially called the Senate’s bluff. The lower chamber voted, by a 385 to 34 margin, for a three-month extension of the federal transportation funding, an extension that will buy Congress until the end of October to reach a new deal. After voting for the extension, the House promptly adjourned for the August recess, essentially leaving the Senate no choice but to accept the three-month extension to avoid an interruption in the nation’s infrastructure spending during the busy summer construction season.

Before accepting the House’s short-term extension, however, the Senate passed a six-year, $350 billion long-term transportation bill. The more than 1,000-page bill was passed by a vote of 65 to 34.

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Må man garantere laveste pris?

Garanti til en kunde, om at denne altid får de lavest mulige priser, kan være i strid med konkurrenceloven, fordi det kan fjerne incitamentet til at tilbyde andre kunder/samarbejdspartnere lave priser.
Konkurrencemyndighedernes sager mod hotelbooking-portaler illustrerer denne problemstilling. Markedsføringsloven stiller desuden krav til markedsføringen af prisgarantier.

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The Unconventional Guide to Networking

111HWe’ve talked a lot about networking here at Zen, and covered a lot of the traditional ideas:

  • Use social media to prime your contacts before an event.
  • Don’t skip anything.
  • Don’t hang around with only the people you know.
  • Use the event organizers to help introduce you to people.

And more.

But these are fairly straightforward, right?

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HOWARD & HOWARD CONGRATULATES REGINA (GINA) GOYETTE STAUDACHER’S SELECTION TO MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY “WOMEN IN THE LAW” CLASS OF 2015

Staudacher-PhotoRoyal Oak, Michigan, July 30, 2015:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Regina (Gina) Goyette Staudacher was selected to Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law” Class of 2015. The Women in the Law awards program salutes 30 high-achieving, women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments. These women have a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders in the profession, serve as mentors to other women and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono. The nominators’ names and selection committee are kept confidential. The Class of 2015 will be honored at a special luncheon on Sept. 10 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy. The class will choose the 2015 “Woman of the Year” in a secret ballot. The result will be announced at the luncheon. More…

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ICMS on imaginary discounts

In the article “ICMS on imaginary discounts”, published by the Brazilian newspaper, Valor Econômico, on July 22nd of 2014, KLA tax associate Luiz Carlos de Andrade Júnior addresses the levy of the ICMS on “discounts” applied on the sales of mobiles.  More…

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Washington Court Dismisses Challenge to NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Wednesday issued a 72 page opinion (PDF) rejecting each of the arguments raised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and other business groups and found that the Amended Election Rules adopted by the National Labor Relations Board in December 2014, which took effect in April 2015, in an action that argued that the Board had exceeded its authority, violated the Administrative Procedures Act and that the Amended Rules were unconstitutional.

This is the second district court decision to reject such challenges to the Amended Election Rules. In April, Judge Robert L. Pitman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas rejected a similar challenge brought by the Associated Home Builders of Texas and the National Federation of Independent Businessmen.

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Teaming Agreements (Michelle Kantor)

This joint SAME and SMPS training workshop is all about the “How-to” in federal contracting for professional services and contractors in the Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Consulting, Design and Construction industry seeking to do business with the Federal Government.

The Workshop is followed by our Monthly Membership Luncheon where we’ll have updates for real projects upcoming from the Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers.

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Multistate Tax Update — July 30, 2015

Many states are holding sales tax holidays to give consumers a tax break on back-to-school clothing and other purchases.

Some are limiting the list of tax-exempt items to clothing, footwear, and accessories, while others have expanded the offering to items other than back-to-school goods. For example, Virginia’s sales tax holiday also exempts hurricane and emergency preparedness items, Energy Star and WaterSense items. Mississippi offers a Second Amendment sales tax holiday on firearms during the weekend after its back-to-school tax holiday.

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