Dear Clients and Friends, It’s very common for small businesses to have “buy-sell” agreements. These say that if one owner leaves, dies, or gets divorced, the other owners can buy out that owner’s interest. The purpose is to make sure that if something happens to one owner, … [Read more...] about ‘Buy-sell’ agreements should be reviewed by a family lawyer
Dear Clients and Friends, Keeping confidential information confidential is a popular and ongoing employer/employee contest. Here is an FYI case which may be of help in your own business practices and policies regarding confidential information in your work place: Anthony … [Read more...] about Maintaining Business Confidentialities
Dear Clients and Friends, An employee complains about discrimination or harassment and you conduct an investigation on this complaint - can you be forced to turn over all your notes from the investigation as part of the court case? The answer is not always clear – and it’s … [Read more...] about Must you disclose notes from an HR investigation?
Dear Clients and Friends, As more and more companies sell things online, especially to far-flung customers, it can be difficult to keep track of the ever-changing legal rules that apply. Here’s a look at just some of the issues on the horizon that online retailers should be … [Read more...] about Legal Developments for Online Retailers
Dear Clients and Friends, As a former IRS Attorney we continue to represent clients before the IRS and in the Courts, regarding their tax audits and tax collection matters. The deductibility (or not) of business entertainment expenses are routinely a part of these tax audits … [Read more...] about You and your business entertainment deductions
Dear Clients and Friends, The Abercrombie & Fitch clothing chain cannot require its salespeople to buy and wear Abercrombie & Fitch clothes in order to work there, says a federal court in California. The court okayed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 62,000 … [Read more...] about A company can’t require workers to buy its merchandise