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SHOULD EMPLOYERS PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S “PAID” PROGRAM?

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it intends to implement a six-month pilot program, known as the Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program, or “PAID”. The PAID program will provide a framework for proactive resolution of overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The program’s primary objectives will be resolving FLSA violations without the need for litigation, improving employers’ compliance with overtime and minimum wage obliga...Read More
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WHAT IS A FAMILY LETTER?

April is National Letter Writing Month. While letter-writing has largely gone by the wayside with the advent of email, texting and social media, one letter you may want to consider still writing is a so-called “Family Letter.” What is a Family Letter? It is a letter you write to your family, to be read by them after your death or disability. But why write one? If you have already executed, or are considering creating, a Will, a Trust, Powers of Attorney, or any other estate planning documents, you should think about the reactio...Read More
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UNEXPECTED MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED? We all have schedules and appointments to keep. Our days are filled with work and family responsibilities, important meetings, get-togethers with friends and family, and maybe even a little “downtime” here and there, if we’re lucky. We plan our lives, both for the short-term and the long-term. You may think you have it all figured out, that everything is under control and you’re running on auto-pilot to accomplish everything. That is when the unexpected can happen. In all of your pl...Read More
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TOP TEN BASICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(PART OF AN ON-GOING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS) Business Owners know that Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology are daily realties and aspects in our modern business world today. Each Business Owner needs to be aware of what IP is and the different forms of protections available to ensure it has obtained the proper protections for its business and also, does not risk infringing or misappropriating a third party’s IP rights. The following Top Ten List provides Business Owners basics on what IP is and what pro...Read More
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Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era – Is your company ready?

The “#MeToo” movement has put workplace sexual harassment in the spotlight, with numerous high-profiled resignations and terminations happening on Capitol Hill and in Hollywood. It is only a matter of time until employers see an increase in sexual harassment claims in the workplace. An October 2017 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reported that 48 percent of women working in the United States say they have personally experienced an unwelcome sexual advance or verbal or physical harassment at work. Yet, according to an Equal Employme...Read More
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