August, 2021

Baby Steps: Efficiency Builds Slowly, But Impressively

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

In the book, ‘ Cheaper by the Dozen ’ , the father of a family of 12 is. wait for it ) : an efficiency expert. Because, he’d have to be, right? (Ba-dum-cha.) Ba-dum-cha.) But, t he book is actually non-fiction; it’s written by 2 of the 12 children in the family.

184 Burr & Forman Attorneys Named Among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Burr Forman

Birmingham, Alabama, August 19, 2021 – Burr & Forman LLP announces the inclusion of 184 of its attorneys among the Best Lawyers in America for 2022.

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Bankruptcy and Your Job

Sawin & Shea

One issue that you may worry about when filing for bankruptcy is whether or not it will affect your employment. In the midst of a stressful financial time when you are having to accept the idea that your finances are changing, it is normal to believe that there is a stigma attached to bankruptcy.

Debt consolidation: What it means and when you should do it

Kasasa

Debt has a way of sneakily stacking up. Monthly payments on one card, groceries on another, once-in-a-while splurges on a third. and sometimes you forget about that “just for emergencies” credit card that somehow keeps picking up charges. Personal Finance Debt

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Industry Experts reject ‘Insolvency tsunami’ claims

UK debt collections

Forecasts predicting an impending “tsunami” of corporate insolvencies are alarmist, though the need for ongoing alertness remains, according to UK insolvency specialists.

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Let Me Google That For You: 2 Free Tools to Improve Your Web Presence

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Many law firms don’t have a better web presence in part because they don’t know enough about their existing web presence to improve upon it.

Burr & Forman Grows Jacksonville Office with Addition of Former City General Counsel Jason Gabriel

Burr Forman

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. AUGUST 16, 2021 – Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of Jason R. Gabriel as a partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office.

How Process Service Can Help You Collect Commercial Debts

Debt RR

When you’re attempting to collect a debt from a commercial customer, you know that every second counts. After all, the older the debt is, the harder it becomes to collect.

Improve accounts receivable process with these 6 tips

American Profit

There are so many aspects to running and managing a business that you can truly enjoy. Maybe you love interacting with customers, problem solving, or working the back end, creating new products and services. You and your team should enjoy coming to work and doing what people pay you for.

UK sees worrying surge in Business insolvencies

UK debt collections

Latest quarterly figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated that business insolvency numbers across England & Wales were 31% higher than in Q1 2021 and 4% higher than in Q2 2020. There were 3,116 seasonally adjusted corporate insolvencies in Q2 2021, an increase of 31.4%

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Alleged $150M Payment Processing Scheme Included Debt Collection Transactions: Prosecutors

Account Recovery

Lost Time: How to Build a More Efficient Schedule

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lost time isn’t only a phenomenon affecting alien abductees. It happens to business owners, too. I mean, think about, how often do you feel like: where did that last hour go? This is a common occurrence. But, most businesspeople, including most lawyers, just shrug it off, and move along.

Alabama District Court Dismisses FCRA Claim Based on Alleged Failure to Remove Dispute Notation

Burr Forman

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama joined a growing number of courts dismissing FCRA claims based upon a furnisher’s alleged failure to remove an “account in dispute” notation from consumer credit reports. In Griffin v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. ,

Florida Senate Bill 56: Changes to Florida’s Condominium Association and Homeowners’ Association Collections Procedures

Jimerson Firm

On July 1, 2021, Senate Bill 56 went into effect along with Senate Bill 630. While both bills affect the laws governing Florida condominium and homeowners’ associations, Senate Bill 56, specifically, changed the collection and notification procedures for these associations.

If you need to use bankruptcy, don’t feel guilty about it

Roths Child Law

There are a lot of reasons why people do not use bankruptcy, even when it is clearly the best option for them. Some of them think that it’s too complicated. Others worry about losing what they own. Still others are not sure they qualify.

Michigan Attorney General Argues that Legal Marijuana Use Shouldn’t be Grounds to Deny Unemployment Benefits

Fraser

In 2018, Michigan legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Marijuana use remains unlawful under federal law.

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Judge Grants MTD on All Claims But One in FDCPA Class Suit

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in New Jersey has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss on all counts but one in a class-action Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, ruling that the allegations that the amount of a debt was mis-stated in a letter can not be ruled on at this stage in the process.

Back Tracking: Now is Not the Time to Abandon the Efficiencies You Were Forced to Adopt During the Pandemic

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane across the United States (maybe) , lots of folks are breathing cautious sighs of relief. It’s been a pretty crazy 16 months. Everybody is looking for a return to normalcy. But, your law firm shouldn’t be going back to normal.

We are “all in” when advocating for the collection industry

American Profit

Since the founding of American Profit Recovery and the day we opened our doors, we have always wanted to do what was right.

Avoiding and Defending Class Action Claims Under the Florida Security of Communications Act

Jimerson Firm

A new class action trend aimed at large companies has emerged in the United States. New York, California, and Florida have been the breeding grounds for these class action claims brought under each state’s “wiretapping” laws.

The Impact of the CFPB’s Debt Collection Regulation F on the Top Debt Collection Agencies.

Optio Solutions

Debt collection is a highly regulated business, the companies that thrive in this setting are leaders in compliance and certification.

Why are B2B Payments So Hard to Collect?

Enterprise Recovery

The last thing a business owner wants to think about is why their clients or customers aren't paying. It should be a straightforward process - you do the work or supply the goods and they pay their bills.

Daily Digest – August 27. Judge Grants MTD on All Counts But One in FDCPA Class Action; $1.1B in Student Loans Canceled

Account Recovery

TrueAccord Announces Organizational Changes to Executive Leadership Team

True Accord

Digital-first debt collection fintech readies for continued B2B and B2C expansion with strategic leadership reorganization.

Six years helping clients and consumers

American Profit

By Angela: As I sit writing this blog, I am finding it hard to believe six years have passed since coming to American Profit Recovery. I still remember getting the call to come in for an interview and didn’t completely know what to expect or how I would be treated.

Can Professional Service Providers Enforce Non-Competes Based on Protection of Goodwill?

Jimerson Firm

In Florida, non-competes may be enforced by professional service providers so long as they are reasonable in time, area, and line of business. In addition, the non-compete must also protect a “legitimate business interest,” as defined by Section 542.335 of the Florida Statutes.

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Lifestyle Creep: Eroding Your Savings, One Raise at a Time

Nerd Wallet

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies. The idea of anything creeping in unnoticed is enough to unnerve the bravest among us.

Should Sales Be Responsible for Collecting on Invoices?

Enterprise Recovery

While this question will put off sales reps, collections teams may be cheering in their seats. If a sales representative works hard to land the ideal client but the invoice goes unpaid beyond the due date, who should be responsible for connecting with that client?

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Insurance Company Against Debt Collector

Account Recovery