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Give me a break: what Virginia law says about employee meal and rest breaks

USA - January 30 2013 Most people have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but the recent rash of cases across the country involving litigation over

The War on Employee Misclassification: Will Trump Call a Cease Fire?

USA - April 17 2017 During its two terms, the Obama Administration declared war on misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of

The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?

USA - October 25 2012 An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him

Five mistakes to avoid in drafting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

USA - May 16 2013 Employers often seek business protection by entering into agreements with employees that restrict their business activities after leaving employment

New Jersey tightens requirements for an Affidavit of Merit

USA - February 19 2015 The New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-26 to -29, requires a plaintiff in a professional negligence action to file an affidavit

SDNY District Court Upholds Rejection of Mineral Gathering Agreements

USA - April 25 2017 The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in the case of HPIP Gonzalez Holding, LLC v. Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. (In re Sabine Oil

The War on Employee Misclassification: Will Trump Call a Cease Fire?

USA - April 17 2017 During its two terms, the Obama Administration declared war on misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of

Autonomous Vehicles and All That Data

USA - March 28 2017 In an earlier post, we discussed the potential ownership models for autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars (“AVs”). Models range from

Practical Tips Regarding Oral Contracts to Make Wills

USA - March 27 2017 This blog post is part 2 of the series on oral contracts to make wills, and this post contains several practical tips for how a person can optimize

Testing a New Franchise Concept

USA - March 16 2017 One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a