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Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 5:41pm

  Now that the summer season is underway, many of us are deep in vacation mode, enjoying time spent with family and friends. While this is a great time to relax, it is important to remember that you should not completely dismiss your financial matters.

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 5:29pm

  By now, most employers with 50 or more employees are well aware that the Federal Family Medical Leave Act requires them to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees who have a serious health condition that renders the employee unable to perform his/her job.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 7:48pm

  During the holiday season many employers want to show appreciation to their staff by hosting holiday parties and events.  Employers need to keep in mind there are precautions to take when holding a holiday party or special occasion. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 7:41pm

  The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) addresses perceived weaknesses in the financial markets exposed by the global financial crisis of 2007 and 2008.

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 10:20am

Many years ago, when you first started your business, you followed the wise advice to consult an attorney and have a proper written agreement between you and your business partners to provide a plan for transitioning your business.  That document most likely included a provision for determining the value of each person’s inte

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:12pm

  The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was created on September 2, 1974.  The purpose of the ERISA benefits law was to ensure that workers’ pensions were protected.  Under the law, employees who feel that their ERISA rights and protections have been violated can file an ERISA lawsuit to protect their rights.  E

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:06pm

  In 2008, a Cambodian couple divorced, deciding to divide their marital home.  Literally, the house was split in half.  The wife kept the standing building; the husband took the sawed and chiseled pieces of his half of the house and re-built them in a neighboring field.  Often, divorcing parties enter the process with an exp

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:12pm

  I grew up at a time when kids played hopscotch, wall ball and Simon Says.  Atari and Commodore computers came about when I was in grade school. There was no Facebook and no texting. But I digress. My point here is that things are not so simple today and people seem to shy away from structure and simplicity.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:59pm

  Last month, I explained how most successful businesses carefully plan which trademarks they select and adopt for use before investing in costly activities to establish consumer awareness of the business’s name and brand.   Typically, businesses conduct a comprehensive trademark search to determine whether there are other br

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7:08pm

When defending an employment law case, one of the first documents I ask my clients for is their employee handbook.  Nowadays most employers have a handbook.  It is an important tool because it will often help establish that an employer has appropriate policies and procedures in place and is committed to adhering to national a

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