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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 […]

Employment Law Update: Federal Contractors Need to Be Mindful of Government Contract Compliance

Government contracts, unlike commercial transactions, are highly regulated. Unlike most commercial transactions, government contracts are highly regulated and have serious consequences for contractors who do not comply with the complex and changing rules of doing business with the government. It is therefore imperative that government contractors and other employers who do business with the federal […]

Kelly Swartz – About Me

Is There Legal Protection for Software?

Although the protection strategy has changed, the answer is yes. Until recently, software patents accounted for about half of all utility patents issued by the USPTO. Application of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court case, Alice v. CLS Bank, effectively slammed the door on this practice. Likewise, software patents issued prior to this decision have been […]

Mark Warzecha – About Me

Brevard Zoo Picnic 2017

The firm decided to spend this year’s Annual Company Picnic at Brevard County’s own Brevard Zoo. In addition to a great meal with colleagues and family, picnic-goers had the chance to view all the fantastic creatures on exhibit, some of which are photographed below. We’d like to thank everyone who came for another great picnic […]

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 […]

U.S. Supreme Court Changes Patent Litigation Practice

Summary of the Decision: On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned nearly 30 years of patent litigation practice by narrowing the application of a statute describing where plaintiffs may file a lawsuit. In the past, patent holders have been able to file suit in almost any jurisdiction in which a defendant sells an […]

Scott Widerman – About Me

Employers Faced with Potential Overtime Dilemma

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law which requires private-sector employers to pay time-and-a-half to hourly employees who work overtime. On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would give employees who work long hours more time off, but at the expense of their present unwaivable […]

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