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Why you've got to have an employee handbook

Adam Brown, associate at Fisher Phillips, had an article published in ColoradoBiz magazine September 9: “Why you’ve got to have an employee handbook.” Many employers either do not have an employee handbook or view the one they do have as nothing more than a boring, lengthy document that they give to new employees at the outse

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Waiting for Energy Stocks to Refuel

David Twibell, president of Custom Portfolio Group, was quoted in an article in US News & World Report 8/15: “Waiting for Energy Stocks to Refuel.” While every consumer with a driver's license has celebrated the low cost of gasoline in 2016, sage investors would urge unschooled investors to take their adoring eyes off the p

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Investing in Gold

David Twibell, president of Custom Portfolio Group, was quoted in an article in Consumers Digest July 2016: "Investing in gold." Although gold has had a great run in recent months, it has more room to run, experts tell us. Many countries are devaluing their currency to reinvigorate their economy, Continue reading

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'Truly no better option': H-2B visas for construction workers spark industry controversy

Fisher Phillips partners Jocelyn Campanaro and Angelica Ochoa were quoted in an article in ConstructionDive.com June 21: “ ‘Truly no better option’: H-2B visas for construction workers spark industry controversy.” Any discussion about foreign workers and immigration will almost immediately spark a heated debate. Bringing

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Odds of Negative Interest Rates in the U.S. Are Slim

David Twibell, president of Custom Portfolio Group, was quoted in a story in TheStreet.com June 17: “Odds of Negative Interest Rates in the U.S. are slim.” The odds of the U.S. lowering interest rates to negative levels remain low, because other forms of monetary policy such as quantitative easing could be adopted first.

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How the Fed’s Timing Will Impact Market Returns and Credit Card Rates

David Twibell, president of Custom Portfolio Group, was quoted in an article in TheStreet.com June 6, “How the Fed’s timing will impact market returns and credit card rates”: The timing of when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again will impact consumers with outstanding credit card and student loans. May's we

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Colorado employers grappling with impact of new federal rule on overtime pay

Fisher & Phillips Managing Partner Todd Fredrickson was quoted in an article in the Denver Business Journal May 18: “Colorado employers grappling with impact of new federal rule on overtime pay.” It may be too early for Colorado employees to celebrate a new rule meant to help middle-income salaried employees who work overt

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Tips for Selecting Best Job Candidates to Fill Positions, Avoid Turnover

Lawrence Lee, partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, was quoted in an article in The Rheumatologist April 14, 2016: “Tips for Selecting Best Job Candidates to Fill Positions, Avoid Turnover.” As much as 80% of employee turnover can be attributed to bad hiring decisions, the Harvard Business Review reported.1 And turnover cost

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Tips for Selecting Best Job Candidates to Fill Positions, Avoid Turnover

Lawrence Lee, partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, was quoted in an article in The Rheumatologist April 14, 2016: “Tips for Selecting Best Job Candidates to Fill Positions, Avoid Turnover.” As much as 80% of employee turnover can be attributed to bad hiring decisions, the Harvard Business Review reported.1 And turnover cost

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Tips for Selecting Best Job Candidates to Fill Positions, Avoid Turnover

Lawrence Lee, partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, was quoted in an article in The Rheumatologist April 14, 2016: “Tips for Selecting Best Job Candidates to Fill Positions, Avoid Turnover.” As much as 80% of employee turnover can be attributed to bad hiring decisions, the Harvard Business Review reported.1 And turnover cost

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