Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]
Is your company in the process of raising capital? Do you have someone who wants to invest in your business? Are considering selling stocks or issuing debt instruments? One of the things that entrepreneurs often find surprising is the restrictions that both the federal and state governments impose on their ability to raise capital. However, […]
Yesterday, in a surprising and unusual decision, a federal court in Texas issued an order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations it issued on May 18, 2016. Those Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have […]
OSHA’s new reporting regulations mean that all of the data reported will be available to anyone to view; employers need to mitigate privacy risks.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) provides employers, for the first time, a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.
The United States Department of Labor has published new regulations defining who is exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Antitrust laws apply to Purchasing, Manufacturing/Operations, R&D, Finance/Accounting Departments, and, yes, Human Resources activities.
If recent statistics are indicative of a new trend resulting from last year’s changes by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in union election rules and timing, employers must respond more quickly and more effectively than ever to avoid unionization of their workforces.
If you have ever purchased a home, you likely know that sellers have a duty to disclose information on the condition of the home with a description of any material defects that affect the value of the property. This is usually done through a form the Seller provides when you first look at the house […]
In the recent case of Mortimer v. McCool Properties, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed a doctrine, previously novel to Pennsylvania law, of piercing the corporate veil known as “enterprise” or “single-entity” liability. In a 7-0 decision, the Court ruled for the first time in Pennsylvania that sister corporations with substantially common ownership can be held […]
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced enhancements to its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which is intended to provide critical access to capital for the industries hardest hit by COVID-19. The enhancements of the COVID-19 EIDL available to small businesses became immediately effective on September 8, 2021, and will run through […]