Business and Commercial Law

WHY EVERY EMPLOYER SHOULD HAVE AN ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

Each day in the news we hear more and more about sexual harassment in the workplace. In some cases, the employer has been held liable for their employee’s improper acts. So, how can an employer avoid such liability? By establishing a proper anti-harassment policy. Having a well written anti-harassment policy not only protects the employees, …

LETTERS OF INTENT: SHORT OR LONG FORM?

Over the years, I have seen many business purchase/sale transactions. This blog will focus on one question that has always intrigued me. When the initial document presented by a prospective buyer to a prospective seller for consideration is a document often called a letter of intent (LOI), is it better dealing from a long-form or …

NEW OVERTIME PAY REGULATIONS INVALIDATED

The new overtime pay regulations were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  However, a nationwide injunction was entered prior to the effective date.  On August 31, 2017, the federal court rules in favor of the various states and businesses and invalidated the Department of Labor’s new overtime pay regulations. The DOL also …