Disclaimers, Admonitions, Warnings and Cautions
This Blog is intended for educational (and entertainment) purposes. We hope to provide you general information and enhance your general understanding of the law. We are not providing you with specific legal advice. The analyses set forth in the Blog are merely a starting point for your evaluation of any topic we address. Moreover, as you know, the employment law field is fluid and dynamic; cases get reversed, new legislation is passed, and circumstances change. Consequently, an analysis written some time ago may no longer have validity. The bottom line – you need to explore the topics addressed in this Blog independently, with your own legal advisor.
Second, one reason for including the general disclaimer above is to emphasize that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and any Dorsey lawyers who contribute to the Blog, or between you and Dorsey generally. Don’t misunderstand, it would be terrific if your review and use of the Blog led you to retain us and establish an attorney-client relationship. Before we can represent you, we would conduct a conflicts check and ascertain whether we, in fact, could represent you or your company. But, your mere use of the Blog and your review of the content we post, does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
Third, as referenced above, the purpose of the Blog is to provide you a general understanding of the basic concepts, legal theories, fact patterns, and cases we discuss. Of course, this is not a substitute for your obtaining competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state. If you or your company has issues similar to those addressed in this Blog, they should be addressed with your in-house counsel or the outside counsel whom you hire. (As mentioned above, don’t be reticent to hire us.)
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