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[Encore presentation of Episode 6 from January 29, 2013] On every city block, there are rules. Some are unspoken, some require friendly reminders, some are enforced by the law. There are people who take it…

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[Encore presentation of Episode 6 from January 29, 2013] On every city block, there are rules. Some are unspoken, some require friendly reminders, some are enforced by the law. There are people who take it…

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Exotic dancers, on-call drivers and writers might have a different name for what they do — freelancing, part-time work and independent contracting — but it all means the same thing. Work that doesn’t start at 9 and end at 5. And sure, it has its perks but do 1099 workers have protections?

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Exotic dancers, on-call drivers and writers might have a different name for what they do — freelancing, part-time work and independent contracting — but it all means the same thing. Work that doesn’t start at 9 and end at 5. And sure, it has its perks but do 1099 workers have protections?

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I have always been so impressed by lawyer commercials on TV, and by impressed I mean…totally confused. I’m always like, “Who told you that disaster footage or wooden readings from cue cards or your cousin…

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I have always been so impressed by lawyer commercials on TV, and by impressed I mean…totally confused. I’m always like, “Who told you that disaster footage or wooden readings from cue cards or your cousin…

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In the 1980s, the world’s two largest diaper companies set out to destroy each other in a patent battle known as “the Diaper Wars.” The court battles lasted seven years and cost millions of dollars. What did we get out of it? Better diapers — and one very messy lesson in patent law.

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In the 1980s, the world’s two largest diaper companies set out to destroy each other in a patent battle known as “the Diaper Wars.” The court battles lasted seven years and cost millions of dollars. What did we get out of it? Better diapers — and one very messy lesson in patent law.

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