Dear Clients and Friends, One may voluntarily agree or be required (because of your contract or a court order) to participate in a mediation process. Mediation is an alternative route to settling disputes that involves negotiation with support from a neutral … [Read more...] about When you should mediate a legal dispute
Dear Clients and Friends, A new final rule from the Labor Department makes it easier for small businesses to join together to offer their workers 401(k) plans. The rule goes into effect on September 30. As a result of the new rule, smaller companies can now leverage the … [Read more...] about Dept. of Labor makes it easier for small businesses to offer 401(k) plans
Dear Clients and Friends, Suits claiming that business websites and/or mobile apps aren’t fully accessible to people with disabilities are increasing rapidly. In 2019, a quarter of such suits were brought against companies that had already been sued under the same cause of … [Read more...] about Preventing suits over website accessibility
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?