A Primer on Employee Handbooks

Does my small business need to have an employee handbook? Regardless of the size of your business, it is crucial to clearly define your expectations and policies to employees. To achieve this objective, it is essential to have formal rules established in an employee handbook. With a written handbook in place, you can clarify the […]

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Global Law Firm Releases 2016 Survey of Litigation Trends

What does the Norton Rose Fulbright survey show for 2016? The 2016 Litigation Trends Survey recently released by global law firm Norton Rose-Fulbright polled more than 600 corporate counsels representing companies on issues related to disputes. As we all know, preventing, managing, and negotiating business disputes are an important component of running a business. If […]

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Selecting the Right Corporate Entity for Your Business

What business entity is right for me? Choosing a corporate entity is one of the most important initial decisions you will make for your business.  Your entity selection can affect your control and management of the business, funding eligibility, the number of shareholders and partners, taxes, and much more.  When forming a new business, you […]

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Challenges Arise Over Use of Non-compete Agreements

What is the future of non-compete agreements? The debate over the use of non-compete provisions in employment contracts continues to stir as state and federal regulators push back against the inappropriate use of these provisions for low-wage workers. In New York, for example, the state Attorney General has been actively challenging the use of these […]

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Overtime Overhaul: Understanding the New DOL Rule

Will my business be affected by the new overtime rule? On December 1, 2016, a new overtime rule will go into effect, impacting an anticipated four million employees and their employers.  The changes, enacted by the United States Department of Labor (DOL), will significantly increase the annual salary requirement needed for employees to be considered […]

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CFPB Proposes Limits to Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

How will the new arbitration rule affect lenders and other financial firms? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) intends to limit mandatory arbitration clauses that banks and financial firms have long relied on to prevent class action lawsuits. This move comes after the CFPB conducted a study that was authorized by the Dodd-Frank law. The […]

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