Employment Law

Beware The Hidden Franchise

Have you entered into a partnership with others who are investing their time and money in your business, e.g. someone who sells your products or services in return for a fee or investment?  If so, you may be operating a hidden or “accidental franchise,” which means you are guilty of operating a franchise without following [...]

2017-08-01T10:22:30+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law, Fraud|

Employee Disloyalty – When an Employee Breaches Their Fiduciary Duty

When you hear the words “your fiduciary responsibility to a company,” you might be imagining the inner workings of the corner office or the board room.  Did you know that, if you are employed, you have a fiduciary responsibility to your employer? There is much confusion about the true meaning of term “fiduciary.” Many believe [...]

2017-07-23T23:33:11+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law, Fraud|

Does your business have a valid non-compete agreement?

Employees are a key to a successful business. No matter how good the product, the inability to do something with the product eliminates the value of a product. The perfect example is found in the movie industry. If you interested in watching a suspense movie, would you choose a movie with Mike Myers or Denzel [...]

2017-06-07T17:49:36+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Business Law, Employment Law|

New Overtime Rules

President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update overtime rules. The new rule goes into effect on December 1, 2016. The new rule will: Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week ($23,660) to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers. Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on [...]

2017-05-10T11:04:02+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Business Law, Employment Law|