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Archive: March 2017

Can I use this expired gift card?

February 6, 2016: Yay! Gift card to my favorite store, “Rad Stuff, Ltd.” OMG, thank you for the best birthday present ever! I can’t wait to go there! February 7, 2017: Oh, yeah I got a gift card to Rad for my birthday last year, I’m going to finally use it! Expires February 6, 2017? […]

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Who is Neil Gorsuch?

On February 1, 2017, Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia who died in February 2016.  Article 2, Section 2 of the United States Constitution requires that all presidential appointments to the […]

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How Badly Does My Employee Have to Mess Up to be Denied UI Benefits?

An employee messed up.  You need to fire him or her.  Will he or she receive unemployment insurance (“UI” also sometimes referred to as unemployment compensation) benefits?  Well, the UI division, and the courts, look at just how bad the conduct was.  In a recent decision, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals provides employers with additional […]

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Visas 101 by Guest Blogger Carmel A. Capati

  Q: What is the process for someone to get a visa? What types of background checks are done? Is it difficult? Does it depend on the type of visa? A: The short answer is it is more difficult for some than others to get a visa and getting a visa does not necessarily mean […]

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