Companies' legal departments are taking on more work, while their resources remain the same, according to a survey by AlixPartners. Among respondents, 36% say the number of cases has increased, and 83% report higher litigation costs. However, 64% say the size of their legal department has stayed the same.
Seventeen states and the Virgin Islands have an outstanding federal unemployment-insurance loan that is at least two years old. That means companies in these locales might not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of an unemployment tax credit for this year, according to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint.