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Franchise Agreements, Protected Territories, and Franchise Law

August 22, 2013

As part of your franchise agreement, you may be granted an exclusive, protected territory. The purpose of “protected territories” is to…

Insurance Recovery during Hurricane or Super Storm Season

August 20, 2013

Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy were the two costliest hurricanes in United States history, accounting for a combined $173 billion in…

Compensation and Compliance Matters- 8/16/13

August 20, 2013

CFPB Institutes New Exam Procedures – August 16, 2013

Selecting a Trustee

August 19, 2013

Trusts are useful for many reasons, including investing assets, minimizing the impact of estate taxes, protecting an inheritance, benefiting charity…

The Weekly Scenario from Steve Shane – 8.19.13

August 19, 2013

Question:  I have been reading a lot about James Gandolfini’s Will and that certain mistakes were made.  What could have…

Legal Q&A: August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

  QUESTION What is an “EEO-1 Report” and does it apply to my company? ANSWER The EEO-1 Report is a…

Friday Factoid – 8.16.13

August 16, 2013

Unique sounds can be registered as a trademark or service mark. For example, the USPTO registered NBC’s chimes sound, MGM’s…

Revisiting the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

August 15, 2013

When Edith Windsor’s spouse passed away in 2009, Windsor elected the estate tax exemption for surviving spouses. The Internal Revenue…

Health Care Law & Employee Contracts: Is Social Media Covered?

August 14, 2013

With the not-so-recent emergence of social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, employers have taken it upon themselves…

Labor and Employment FAQs: What does a Non-Compete Clause cover?

August 13, 2013

Starting a new job can be rather overwhelming, between the new company, new people, and all of the paperwork. You…