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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 […]

Even Online Giant Amazon Doesn’t Have Immunity

Nearly everyone on the planet has heard of online giant, Amazon. They are known for many different things, from their Prime memberships to their two-day shipping in many portions of the world. However, if you have ever used their Prime membership bonuses, then you know that sometimes their settings can be a bit difficult to […]

Trimming Expansion Plans Due to New Labor Laws

New labor laws are going to be going into effect and due to these new laws, many of the larger companies are considering trimming their expansion plans due to them. The changes might also mean that local franchisers might also be pulled from the books and turned into local labor areas, causing even more disputes […]

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 […]

Women’s Business Law Winners Are Now Revealed

When it comes to being a reputable business woman, there is a lot that goes into getting to the top. There are currently awards that are provided to the women that have been known throughout the business world and have grown and made a name for themselves. They’re recognized and given awards every year. However, […]

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 […]

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