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COVID-19 and Masks – Adapting New Guidance to the Workplace

In May 2021, I wrote about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s issued guidance on fully-vaccinated individuals no longer needing to wear masks (subject to certain exceptions).  Most recently, on July 27, 2021, the CDC “reversed course” somewhat on this rule. Keep the following tips in mind when attempting to navigate the CDC’s most…

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The Role of Law: Trademark Modernization Act: On Trending Issues

  The Role of Law The Role of Law is a video blog in which host Matthew D. Asbell, Esq. and his guests serve as your business ally, taking a practical perspective and helping you navigate the questions and current issues in different and intersecting legal practice areas.   Trademark Modernization Act: On Trending Issues…

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OK at Work: The New CDC Guidance and How it Impacts the Workplace

The CDC has issued new guidance to maximize protection from the COVID-19 Delta variant, recommending that fully-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission. On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss the impact that this new…

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Read & Share: 12 Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic

12 Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic   The level of a person’s raw intelligence, as measured by aptitude tests such as IQ scores, is generally stable for most people during the course of their adulthood. While it’s true that there are things you can do to fine tune your natural capabilities, such as…

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The Weekly Scenario: Guardians and Trustees

Sometimes the people who are the most nurturing are not necessarily the best at handling money.  Although the person you name as guardian of a minor child can also serve as Trustee of a trust established for the child, it may not be the best solution. The dual role of guardian and Trustee presents the…

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Vaccine Mandates: Are the Tides of Public Opinion Turning and Will it Lead to Increased Mandates?

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently expressed his support for more local vaccine mandates for schools and businesses, which was swiftly followed by a barrage of state and local governments and healthcare companies mandating the vaccine. While businesses have always been able to require vaccination, many have shied away from doing so based on the practical and…

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Not Forgetting Trademarks: Protecting your NFT Brand

To Read Part One of our NFT series, click here »» To Read Part Two of our NFT series, click here »» This latest installment in Offit Kurman’s NFT series looks at protecting NFT’s under trademark law. As of July 21, 2021, a search of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database shows that…

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Can Employers Still Ask Employees Whether They Have Been Vaccinated?

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods. With the delta variant of COVID-19 surging and vaccination hesitancy causing many to refrain from getting vaccinated, states continue to modify their pandemic laws and regulations. This has left employers wondering whether they can still ask employees whether they have been vaccinated. So, this week, I’m answering: Can employers still…

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CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

On July 27, 2021, the CDC issued an Updated Guidance for Fully Vaccinated individuals. Below is an overview of the Guidance: Fully Vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of Substantial or High Transmission. The CDC has an interactive map where employers can confirm whether their county is considered to…

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M&A Nuggets: Laws Triggered by a Merger

    As part of due diligence,  purchasers investigate whether selling targets are in compliance with the myriad of laws governing a target’s historical business operations.  Separate and apart from those laws, are laws that are actually triggered by a merger, that is, that would not apply but for the planned merger.  Sellers and purchasers…

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