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Employment Law Compliance Update – The Fifty Employee Threshold

When an employee sues an employer under various laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), or the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), one of the first key issues that arises in determining […]

The Problems Employers Face When Losing Critical Employees

Every company fears, and eventually, faces the loss of one or more of its key or most critical employees. The reasons, of course, should be obvious. These are the people upon whom your company relies most often in its day to day operations, decision making, business development and crisis management. They are typically the employees […]

Are Your Employments Practices Ready for Audit?

On February 17, 2017 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sent out approximately 800 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) to contractors doing business with the Federal Government. While the CSAL letters have not been sent out for several years, the OFCCP is resuming this practice.

Free Speech Reborn – The Untold Truth Regarding Online Reviews

Valentine’s Day is coming up and millions of consumers are thinking of the perfect gifts for their loved ones; whether it’s a romantic night out or a special purchase off the internet. Certainly when looking to the internet for that purchase the online reviews help direct the buying power. This creative use of technology is […]

A New Chinese Law That Has Been Drafted Classifies Bitcoin as Property

By now, just about everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the virtual money that everyone continues to use, though it does not appear to be recognized by many places as actual currency or anything else of value, as of yet. However, things are changing for China when it comes to the use of Bitcoin. Soon, very […]

What Exactly is the “Zombie Business” Law in Hempstead?

Anthony J. Santino, the Town Supervisor of Hempstead, announced the new proposed law that requires all of the lenders of business properties have to provide a deposit or security funding to the town of any and all of the vacant properties that are in need of upkeep. These commercial properties, since vacant, are known as […]

Losing by Default: Why You Should Never Ignore a Lawsuit

If you have been served with papers for a lawsuit, the temptation to hide your head and pretend it isn’t happening can be very strong and alluring.  However, you should never give in to this temptation because if you do, you could end up losing the lawsuit without ever having the chance to make your […]

Determining Personal Property from Real Property in a Business

When you own a business you own everything, or do you? A large portion of business law has to do with property.  There are two types of property that business law deals with and they are personal and real. Although individuals can also have real property and personal property, business property is not much different […]

The Reasons You Need an Attorney for the Settlement of Workman’s Comp Case

If you were injured at work, chances are you underwent a lot of stress both during and after the accident. In fact, oftentimes the period following the accident is the most stressful. As you navigate the paperwork that needs to be done, the phone calls that go back and forth, and the negotiating that all […]

Setting up a Small Business Means Getting a License

In Florida, if you own a small business, you need a license – it is that simple. But, what type of license you need could vary. Every business must have a general business license. This is called a business tax receipt and is received from your tax collector. The county and municipality you live in […]

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