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The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal™ covers some of the latest legal trends, together with in-depth practical guidance you can apply to your work.
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Emerging Biometric Information Laws Laws regulating the collection, use, storage and disposal of various forms of individuals’ biometric identifiers, such as iris scans, fingerprints and voiceprints, are emerging across the country. For example, private entities that violate provisions of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) face private litigation and stiff penalties. Learn more about the BIPA—and similar laws in other states. Get tips on how to best protect your clients who collect personally identifiable information and how to defend against claims raised by individuals under these privacy laws. Page 30
Economic Advantages for Existing Property Owners in Opportunity Zones The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created “Opportunity Zones” (OZ), which are designed to encourage investments in economically distressed communities by providing preferential tax treatment for such investments. The tax benefits are not just for new investments. Existing owners of property in OZs can enjoy some of the preferential tax treatment—but it can be complicated. Find out how existing property owners can reap some of the tax benefits and perhaps qualify for funds to develop their properties. Page 62
Try This: For practical guidance on the purchase and sale of commercial properties, see Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements Real Estate > Commercial Purchase and Sales > Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements > Practice Notes
Mediating Employment Disputes Mediation is designed to spare parties to a dispute the time and expense of protracted litigation. It is a common method of resolving employment-related claims—from harassment and discrimination claims to wage and hour disputes. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of mediating employment disputes, get tips on how best to prepare for a mediation and benefit from a list of best practices on how to achieve a favorable settlement. Page 12
Warranty Drafting Missteps When it comes to contracts for the sale of goods, the express warranty is probably the most important provision. Unfortunately, the meaning of “express warranty” is amorphous, and the law governing such warranties is confusing and loaded with pitfalls. Get tips on drafting sound express warranty provisions to protect your clients’ interests. Page 24
Try This: Warranty and Disclaimer of Warranty Drafting: Commercial Transactions > Supply of Goods and Services > Supply and Purchasing Products > Practice Notes
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