April 3, 2023
This has been a head-turning few months for employers. So many changes…big ones. We have already covered the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision to eliminate non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements. Today, we are diving into non-competes in the wake of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement that it was opening rulemaking on federally eliminating non-competes.
March 14, 2023
On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dropped a bombshell on employers—it is no longer legal to tie separation payments to an employee’s silence.
May 24, 2022
Typically, when a new business law goes into effect, I tell clients in solo or small businesses you don’t have to worry too much about this, but that just isn’t the case with the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). If you own a small business this one is definitely for you, and you may not like it one bit.
February 23, 2022
In the world of transactions, there is lots of “fun” jargon to digest. Buying or selling businesses is referred to as Mergers and Acquisitions, M&A for short. The abbreviation M&A is only the tip of the word soup iceberg though.
November 16, 2021
While there has been lots of speculation about what is responsible for the Great Resignation - one thing we do know for sure is that people are going into business for themselves in record numbers.
April 15, 2021
If you have ever sold a business or expect you will at some point, you have probably heard the “war stories” from other entrepreneurs. It’s the same phenomenon that women face when they are pregnant—everyone has a labor story and none of them are good. Right?
March 15, 2021
Before I get into this month’s article, I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind comments about last month’s blog. It means the world to me that you let me honor my mentor, Mike Kennedy. Your e-mails and texts were lovely. I am so very grateful for your support.
February 15, 2021
His name was Mike Kennedy. Many knew Mike as a fierce advocate who, against all odds, started a litigation firm in 1978 with his partner Mike Gallagher.
January 15, 2021
If you were one of the small businesses squeezed out of the original PPP lending program, this week brings good news.
November 15, 2020
You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s especially true, in my experience, when it comes to contract law. Of course, you shouldn’t really know everything. But unfortunately, ignorance or embarrassment which prevents you from asking questions are not excuses when it comes to the law, and can lead to serious consequences. No one ever gets out of a ticket by saying, “Well, Officer, I had no idea the speed limit on this highway was 55.”
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