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UPDATED minimum wage chart!

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Squire Patton Boggs, the author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide, updated their minimum wage chart for pretty much everywhere and anywhere......continue

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OR Required break for a meal. Period.

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Oregon Upholds Meal-Break Compliance On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Oregon Court of Appeals released its decision in Maza v. Waterford Operations, LLC, 300 Or App.....continue

Employers covered by the FLSA

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Employers covered Virtually anyone who employs anyone else is usually a covered employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) broadly.....continue

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IL Wage history ban FAQs from the houses mouth

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Dear Illinois Employer: New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Wage History Pursuant to Public Act 101-0177 the Illinois Equal Pay Act now bans.....continue

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DOL changes overtime equation

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Overtime Changes Effective January 1, 2020 On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that will.....continue

Overview of the FLSA

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The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted in 1938 as a means of economic recovery from the Great Depression. According to Department of.....continue

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IL Salary history ban faqs just roll on

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Illinois Salary History Ban Q: What is the “salary history ban”? A: The “salary history ban” is an amendment to the.....continue

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IL Artificial hiring, salary history, required training, etc.

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Illinois's new employment law landscape A series of bill signings by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker have enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law.....continue

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PEO – back-office balm or toothpaste dispersant?

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What's a PEO and How Can You Benefit from Using One? Have you heard of the term PEO before? Chances are you know a business.....continue

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Look past the laws (pudding) and understand the regs (Oreo)

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Buckle Your Seat Belts- Administrative Abound Changes Administrative agencies at both the federal and state level have announced a number of important changes for.....continue

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NY 11 employment laws you missed if you blinked (not 10)

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As 2019 wears on, New York has continued to churn out new employment laws and regulations that appear to be pro-employee. From the latest state.....continue

Wages and hours – a simple audit

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The following list of questions will provide a snapshot for you to use in determining whether or not you are complying with the wage and.....continue

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Nursing mothers, employers and the DOL – discuss

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In a surprise announcement, the U.S. Department of Labor introduced Linda Richman and Liz Rosenberg (pictured) as hosts of the Supporting Nursing.....continue

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IL Tidal wave (or tsunami) of new laws for Illinois employers

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The Clock Is Ticking On Changes Required Now That The Governor Has Signed SB 75, Which Includes The Workplace Transparency Act  On Friday, August 9,.....continue

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Make your workplace a SUE-free zone

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Ten ways employers get themselves sued (Part One) Take care of yourself! In medicine, sometimes the practices that get people in trouble are pretty simple......continue

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IL/Chicago – Post work schedules or Pay(ton)

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Fair Workweek Passes Chicago City Council, Employers Must Post Notice of Schedules Or Pay Employees for Schedule Changes Beginning in July 2020, many employers with.....continue

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MN I gotta do what?

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New and Updated Requirements Take Effect for Employers in Minnesota The last few months have brought a number of changes, big and small, to what.....continue

Summertime and HR - dress codes, office picnics, manning the grill

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Miss Mannerly answers your summer HR questions Avoid a seasonal faux pas! Dear Miss Mannerly: My office is business casual -- until June. Even though we.....continue

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Gift cards, taxes and the WABAC Machine

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What Every Employer Needs To Know About The Tax Reform Law Late in 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”).....continue

Employees are volunteers if . . .

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DOL Issues Guidance on Compensability of Company-Sponsored Volunteer Work Does the adage “no good deed goes unpunished” apply to employers that fail to pay wages.....continue

Paying Tipped Employees

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U.S. DOL Offers Employers Relief From The ‘80/20’ Tip Credit Rule In good news for employers, particularly those in the restaurant and hospitality industries, the.....continue

Why You Should Care About Employment Law

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Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state.....continue

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Workplace Christmas Quiz (this is legit and will secondarily eat up some time before you get to go home)

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You.....continue

2019 minimum wage chart

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Squire Patton Boggs, the author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide, put together a minimum wage chart for pretty much.....continue

Holiday stew – ingredients for a happy and non-litigious holiday

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Holiday stew – we all have our own recipe, but the base is almost always the same: booze, mistletoe and a generous pinch of unapproved time.....continue

Overtime, daylight savings time and circadian rhythyms

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This blog was written by Maria Greco Danaher and Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D., at Ogletree Deakins, author of our Model Policies and.....continue

401(k) plan + payroll provider = 401k good things

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This blog is courtesy of Jennifer Ready at HK Finanical Services and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and can be found.....continue

Help hiring holiday help here

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This blog was written by John Monroe and Kristina Griffin at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers".....continue

Are the new DOL opinion letters like noses?

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Eyes and Ears on the FLSA – U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters and Schedules Public Listening Sessions (US) By Jill Kirila.....continue

I've changed my name – to Optimus Prime

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So say an employee, let's call him, for purposes of this exercise, Scott Edward Nall, walks into your office to let you know he has changed.....continue

Should you give your employees a little Slack – or do they have enough already?

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Are Your Employees “Slackers”? How Employers Should Handle Slack—The Increasingly Popular Instant Messaging Application Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business.....continue

Bet employers must make: call and raise your minimum wage

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July 1 saw a number of states and localities raise the minimum wage, so our author Ogletree Deakins put together a chart for those of.....continue

The six step DOL audit polka

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If an employer is being audited by the US Department of Labor (DOL), there are several steps the employer can take to proactively prepare.....continue

Non-exempt employees – what counts as wages?

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This blog is an excerpt from our book Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide by Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill and Shennan Harris at Squire.....continue

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Remote workers and the remote control

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Remote workers and telecommuting Millions of employees work during normal business hours from a home office with the support of computers, Internet, faxes, telephones,.....continue

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Punch clock

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Dear @Littler: If we replace our punch-card timeclocks with a biometric system, are we obligated to provide a punch-proxy for employees? ..continue

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Year-end or holiday incentives

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Year-end or holiday incentives – you need to know the rules: … First rule: make the winner penguin-happy......continue

It’s only a matter of overtime

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Have your employees been going the extra mile lately? What if they’re clocking in the equivalent of a marathon in hours? If you’re looking over.....continue

TX: Employment Relations Symposium

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Texas Association of Business, SHRM - Texas State Council and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce bring you a premier learning experience for HR, Accounting.....continue

NY: End of Session Update

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We’ll review the end of the 2020 Legislative session and discuss the status of Human Resources and Labor bills passed by the NYS Legislature and.....continue

National Small Business Town Hall

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Friday, May 1 at noon ET, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will team up for a sixth virtual National Small Business Town Hall to help small business.....continue

NC: Overview of CARES Act Tax Relief for Businesses

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Today at 2 p.m., representatives from Smith Anderson and Martin Marietta will join us to discuss tax relief available to businesses through the CARES Act. The following.....continue

IA: Iowa Employment Conference's Spring Conference

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Employment & Labor Group is proud to sponsor and present at the Iowa Employment Conference’s Spring Conference. Join Patrick Smith as.....continue

NFIB Coronavirus Part III: Financial Resources and Updates for Small Business

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NFIB will host a webinar on Monday, March 30, at 12 pm ET. The webinar will walk business owners and employers through the Coronavirus Aid,.....continue

FL: How to Apply for an SBA Economic Disaster Loan

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The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is.....continue

Jacksonville Annual Labor & Employment Law Workshop

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SAVE THE DATE! Sessions To Include: Workplace Violence Public Sector Update Accommodating Disabilities in the Workplace ADA/FMLA/Workers’ Compensation Sex Harassment and Discrimination Measuring Performance.....continue

Colorado Check-Up: Employment Law Changes for 2020 and Beyond

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Colorado is kicking off the new decade with big changes in employment law. During this webinar, we will discuss new laws on the horizon, including.....continue

2020 NLRB Update

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Our labor lawyers will review some of the key recent decisions made by the National Labor Relations Board. We will also.....continue

Joint Employer Final Rule

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TN, Change is Coming: Latest Developments in the H 1-B Lottery Process

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The H-1B visa program is one of the most popular visa programs in the country and the process will see big changes in 2020.  As.....continue

The Wild West of HR: Wrangling Your Workplace Issues

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Howdy, Partners! As the perils of the wild west of human resources and employment law continue to grow, staying up to speed and preparing for.....continue

20th Annual OSHA Recordkeeping Training & Workers' Compensation Seminar

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Our annual OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Training and Workers' Compensation Seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the State Bar of Georgia in Downtown.....continue

Labor & Employment First Quarter Series (#6)

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Seminar Location: Hilton Head/Bluffton Chamber 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 A Year in Review and a Look Ahead We will.....continue

Navigating the FLSA's Ever-Changing Regulatory Waters

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About the Program The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governs employers’ obligations to pay most employees (unless otherwise exempt) minimum wage and overtime for.....continue

Labor & Employment First Quarter Series

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Seminar Location: Burr Forman McNair 104 S. Main Street, Suite 700 Greenville, SC 29601 A Year in Review and a Look Ahead We will highlight.....continue

Game Changers: NLRB Revises Regulations and Issues Key New Rulings

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December was an eventful month for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Board finalized a rule reversing problematic provisions contained in the 2014 “ambush”.....continue

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DOL Salary Regulation Changes and more

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hrsimple.com subscribers please log in to register for free. This webinar will cover the new DOL Final Rule on the salary increase for exempt.....continue

Preparing for the 2021 H1B Lottery

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Join Fredrikson & Byron Immigration attorneys Zhu “June” Cheng and Debra A. Schneider for a webinar that will help you prepare for the 2021 H1B Lottery. Topics.....continue

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Holiday HR

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On December 12th at CT Gary Wheeler from Constangy Brooks, Smith, and Prophete LLP will be presenting our Holiday HR webinar! This webinar will.....continue

Planning for Predictive Scheduling: What Chicago Employers Need to Know

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Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance, one of the nation’s most sweeping predictive scheduling measures, is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2020. The law calls.....continue

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2020 Employment Law Update

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As we leave 2019 behind, you will want to be sure that your organization is up to date on hot issues going into the new.....continue

What You Need to Know About 2020 Changes to CA Employment Law

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This complimentary webinar will educate business owners, in-house counsel and human resources professionals on legislative and case law updates that will impact employment in California.....continue

DOR Hosting Webinar on W-2s and 1099s

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DOR Hosting Webinar on W-2s and 1099s The Department of Revenue (DOR), in conjunction with the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University.....continue

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The “Tipping” Point: Understanding USDOL Proposed Changes to the Tip Credit Regulations

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The “Tipping” Point: Understanding USDOL Proposed Changes to the Tip Credit Regulations Please join Fisher Phillips attorneys Andria Ryan, Co-Chair of the.....continue

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PA Wage and Hour: State and Federal Misconceptions

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SkarlatosZonarich is partnering with Harristown Enterprises to host a complimentary breakfast series, relating to the following hot Employment Law topics:  Ban the Box: Preparing.....continue

Overtime Rule 2.0: Tackling Exemption Compliance Now

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Did you miss the October 2 webinar? Please join Fisher Phillips attorneys as they discuss tackling the federal Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar exemption changes......continue

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The Part 541 Overtime Rule: What the New Earnings Thresholds Are and What They Mean for Employers

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On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final rule revising the part 541 overtime regulations that define the executive, administrative,.....continue

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FLSA Overtime Rule 2.0: Tackling Exemption Compliance Now

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Please join Fisher Phillips attorneys as they discuss tackling the federal Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar exemption changes. At last, the U.S. Department of Labor has.....continue

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Handling Real World Problems

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This webinar will cover several real life scenarios involving matters such as non-competition agreements, workplace investigations, immigration compliance, wage and hour audits, and unexpected.....continue

TX / Dallas Wage & Hour Deep Dive - Top Issues and Avoiding Costly Mistakes

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Wage & Hour Deep Dive - Top Issues and Avoiding Costly Mistakes This March, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed their long-awaited revised “overtime.....continue

HR for Safety Professionals: What Every Safety Professional Must Know about Employment Law and HR

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Effective safety management is intertwined with “HR” issues. The safety professional works with HR on job descriptions, employee safety orientation and training, supervisor development, safety-related.....continue

SC New FLSA Regulations - Now What?

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Join Burr Forman McNair, author of Model Employee Policies for South Carolina Employers, for a discussion on the anticipated new salary threshold by the Department of.....continue

NY Call-in pay/employee scheduling regulations

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In this program we’ll discuss New York State’s new regulations amending the Miscellaneous Wage Order regarding call-in pay.  We’ll review the final regulations and discuss.....continue

Labor and Employment Update After the Midterms - Looking Ahead to 2019

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About the Program The Trump administration has pushed a number of initiatives changing a variety of labor and employment policies from the Obama administration. A.....continue

Holiday Ready Human Resources Happens, Right?

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This webinar will cover workplace issues that typically come up during the holiday season.  We’ll talk about the following: Workplace and workspace decorations –.....continue

NY - Wage and Hour Law Update

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As we approach 2019, we’ll review all state and federal wage and hour laws and discuss changes effective in the new year. This will include updates.....continue

New Overtime Regulations and Other FLSA Issues

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An hrsimple webinar presented by Jean Back of the Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt. This webinar will cover the new DOL Final Rule on the salary.....continue

hrsimple.com Webinar Series: The New Exemption Regulations…Coming Soon To Your Workplace!

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Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM EST / Part of the hrsimple.com Webinar Series / Presented by: Chuck McDonald & Steve Pockrass - Ogletree Deakins /.....continue