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"Going green" is more than just a cultural buzzword, the effects can dramatically change your company’s culture, and perhaps more importantly, your company’s bottom line. more...

- - At the Workplace

Let’s face it, when it comes to certain legal issues, you might find that an attorney is your best bet at a resolution. But your first time hiring an attorney doesn’t have to be complicated and daunting—here’s a quick glance at what you can expect as a client. more...

- - Home & Leisure

If you’re thinking about sharing or selling software you’ve bought, think again. If you buy a book or a CD, the “first sale doctrine” allows you to sell, trade or give away what you’ve bought. Not so with most software. Read on and find out what you can and can’t do with software. more...

- - Home & Leisure

Deciding whether to say, “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” can be a personal choice. But for employers, government agencies and schools, holiday activities or public displays must respect freedom of religion; otherwise, they could be held liable for discrimination. Find out more about your rights as well as guidelines that can help ensure everyone’s right to religious freedom is protected. more...

- - Home & Leisure

You’ve probably heard at least one horror story about adult children fighting over how to divide up possessions or whether to keep or sell those precious family heirlooms after their parents have died. Find out how to avoid it. more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. More and more adults are dressing up for Halloween—often at work. It can be fun or, in some cases, fraught with horror, resulting in circumstances that are not quite what you’d expect. more...

- - At the Workplace

After months of searching, you've found it: your dream house. Its winding drive leads to the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms. You see yourself cozying up by the fireplace on cold, winter nights and taking in the first breath of spring as you open the French doors to a gorgeous view. The roof, plumbing and electricity are brand new. Too good to be true? Maybe. Did you ask about ghosts? more...

- - Home & Leisure

Accidents happen, especially on the playground. And studies show that lack of supervision is to blame for 40% of playground injuries. If your child is injured as a result of a teacher’s negligence, is the school liable? more...

- - Home & Leisure

Laws have cracked down on corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) policies in recent years, but that doesn’t mean companies are no longer profiting from the deaths of employees. A recent report found one-fifth of all life insurance sold is COLI policies. Is your boss trying to collect on your death? And is it legal? more...

- - Corporate Lawsuits

Can you be held responsible if your kid is a bully? More and more states are enacting strict anti-bullying laws like "Phoebe's Law" in Massachusetts, named for a 15-year-old girl who killed herself after being bullied. These changes in the law may make parents wonder about their legal responsibilities for their children's behavior—and rightfully so. more...

- - Family Law Basics