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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton & Salmon P. Chase

Beginning this year, we will be discussing notable figures in legal history and what information can be found on them in HeinOnline.  Last week marked the birthdays of Alexander Hamilton and Salmon P. Chase, both of whom greatly influenced the national banking system of the United States.

Alexander Hamilton (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873)

Over the past 2 years, much of America has heard of the revolutionary, hip-hop musical new to Broadway,

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Mandatory Overtime Pay

On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III issued a preliminary injunction denying the U.S. Department of Labor's new regulation to extend mandatory overtime pay. Under the  regulation, workers who earn less than $47,476 per year and work more than 40 hours per week would have received mandatory overtime pay beginning December 1, 2016.

The Department of Labor's new guidelines applied to an estimated 4.2 million workers and would have doubled the maximum salary workers were allowed to earn and still be eligible for overtime pay,

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Dakota Access Pipeline Project: Good or Bad?

On Monday, the Department of the Army announced their denial of the final easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline project under Lake Oahe, stating: "The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing."  To the protestors recently numbering more than 2,000, this decision is a great victory at the Standing Rock site; however, their fight may be far from over.

The announcement comes after months of litigation,

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Introducing Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology

Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology is replacing the current Trends in Law Library Management and Technology.

Trends Interactive will appear regularly as a column on the Hein Blog. The blog posts will cover various topics of interest to law librarians.

Some possible topics include:

  • Staffing Issues in the New Millennium
  • Space Planning in the Age of Virtual Collections
  • Collection Building in the 21st Century
  • Outsourcing Law Library Services
  • Using Metrics to Determine Value in the Law Library
  • Moving Toward Specialized Services

The posts will be short and conversational,

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