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An Experienced Civil Litigation Law Firm

Fort Payne, Alabama attorneys serving clients throughout northern Alabama and western Tennessee

Often involved in litigating complex commercial cases, Scruggs, Dodd & Brisendine Attorneys, P.A. receives much of its casework by referral from other law firms. Of course, achieving positive outcomes for clients is the intended focus of any representation, and through collaboration, firms can often defray costs, devise effective legal strategies, and join forces to deliver a successful result. We pride ourselves on providing competent, big city legal representation at economic rates. Read more…

Alligator Hunting

Kills & Thrills at Texas Swamp Stompers in Beaumont, TX Alligators are exotic animals and among the world’s largest reptiles, which also makes alligator hunting a unique game sport. Take an adventure through the swamps, bayous, and marshes of Southeast Texas and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Pristine marshes seen firsthand from an airboat, outboard, or ATV put you in touch with nature as you travel with your own personal guide, scouting, baiting, and putting out lines. When daylight fades, your Texas Swamp Stompers guide brings you back to your lodging for a meal and perhaps a night spent among friends, fellow travelers, or other avid hunters. By morning, it is harvest time, where we check baited areas, pull up lines and shoot alligators. Read more…

Long Island Divorce Mediation Attorneys

An alternative to divorce litigation: Assisting clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island Given today’s tough economic times and the prevalence of New York divorce, many couples are looking for ways to resolve divorce or separation issues outside of court. And many find workable solutions through mediation, collaborative law, or some other type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technique. Alternatives to litigation save considerable time and expense. Such approaches also avoid adversarial trials that create untold stress for couples and their children. At Long Island Divorce Solutions, our New York divorce lawyers help clients explore more amicable divorce methods than traditional litigation. Read more…

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Social Media: Still an Area of Emerging Case Law

Courts continue to draw lines in employer-employee social media cases, defining which communications are protected under labor law and which are fair game for terminating employees. Business Management Daily recently reported a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that addressed two instances of Facebook postings by the same employee. Read more…

Obama Administration Allows Work Rights for Young Undocumented Immigrants

The Obama Administration recently made a bold move by allowing thousands of young undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States. The implemented policy change takes away fear of deportation or procuring a driver’s license and allows immigrants to work legally in the country, provided that they meet the following qualifications: Read more…
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Service Options for Outsourced Payroll

Handling payroll is a lot of work—Medicare. Social Security. Withholding taxes. Balance sheets. Reports.

But, you can free up time by outsourcing. A payroll service handles employee pay, tax deductions, quarterly payroll tax returns and deposits, W-2 and W-9 forms. They track 401 K, retirement plan, vacation, and sick days. They’ll do direct deposit, payroll cards, or print and deliver paychecks. They’ll also deal with software integration.

When outsourcing payroll, clarify what’s covered and how they charge. Do they pay penalties for late deposits or tax errors? Ask about customer support. And remember to check company references.
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Why is internal payroll a risk?

Internal payroll puts you at risk through no fraud protection, payroll mistakes, and lack of knowledge about tax changes. Late deposits and errors can mean tax penalties and interest. Meanwhile, it costs more than outside services and takes away time from customers and growing your company.
When your payroll assistant’s out sick, on vacation, or quits, who covers? You’re stuck with it, more often than not.

New York Attorney Stephen Hans says, Businesses don’t do their own taxes. Why handle payroll? It’s even more difficult!

Know why most companies outsource payroll? No stress. No deadlines. No regulation worries. Why is internal payroll a risk?

Internal payroll puts you at risk through no fraud protection, payroll mistakes, and lack of knowledge about tax changes. Late deposits and errors can mean tax penalties and interest. Meanwhile, it costs more than outside services and takes away time from customers and growing your company. When your payroll assistant’s out sick, on vacation, or quits, who covers? You’re stuck with it, more often than not.

New York Attorney Stephen Hans says, Businesses don’t do their own taxes. Why handle payroll? It’s even more difficult!

Know why most companies outsource payroll? No stress. No deadlines. No regulation worries.

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The Allure of Olive Oil

For thousands of years olive trees have grown on Mediterranean shores becoming part of the rich heritage of ancient societies like the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. Olive oil found a wide use, ranging from medicine to lighting whole cities. Diets revolved around this delightful oil, adding a delicate aroma and flavor to dishes. In fact, the olive tree became so entwined in their culture, olive branches symbolized peace and friendship and even crowned the heads of winners in Olympic games. Read more
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