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Major Corporations Announce Support for Landmark Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

Last week, three major American companies announced their support for comprehensive federal non-discrimination legislation that would establish full, federal equality for all LGBT Americans.  Each of the leading corporations – which include Apple, The Dow Chemical Company, and Levi Strauss & Co., – released the following statements making clear that they believe all LGBT Americans should have the protections from ...

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Are Noncompete Agreements Hurting Tech Innovation?

California is known for its sandy shores, soaring sequoias, and—if you’re an employment-law wonk—its ban on enforcing noncompete agreements. The state’s prohibition on fine print that prevents employees (not owners) from working for a competitor in their next job seems to sync with California’s wild-and-free attitude.

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May 2015: CEO Confidence at Lowest Point This Year

Clearly, CEO confidence has been affected by the negative economic reports of late, including flat or reduced U.S. job growth, GDP and manufacturing output. Some economic forecasters are even starting to plan for the next recession. As a result, in May, CEOs reported having less confidence in their expectations for overall business conditions a year from now than they did in April, and their confidence was the ...

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Fox’s Succession Plan Must Now Begin Again

Will the shareholders of 21st Century Fox be satisfied with Murdoch's appointment of his son as CEO? Will they feel there should have been a broader review process? We have yet to see any response from Fox's board of directors in the media on this appointment. And will activist investors be watching closely for any opportunity to pounce? There is a lot riding on this high risk appointment and it will surely be scrutinized with a microscope over the next several months.

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March 2015: Large Mid-Market Firm CEOs Are More Confident Than Their Smaller Company Peers

For four out of the last five years, CEOs of mid-market companies with more than $100 million in revenue had the most confidence in their expectations for overall business conditions a year from now as compared to their smaller-company peers. They also scored higher than the average of all CEOs surveyed. In March 2015, CEOs of larger mid-market companies rated their confidence level in how they ...

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