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Who Would Inherit Darth Vader’s Estate?

USA - September 20 2016 Who would be the beneficiary of the estate of Darth Vader? The answer is more than just an exercise in Star Wars fiction; in fact, the answer can

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

Cyber Insurance: Common Pitfalls of the Insured

USA - September 13 2016 As we have noted in a number of recent posts, tech companies need cyber insurance. The risk of not having it is simply not worth it. But cyber

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

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

Who Would Inherit Darth Vader’s Estate?

USA - September 20 2016 Who would be the beneficiary of the estate of Darth Vader? The answer is more than just an exercise in Star Wars fiction; in fact, the answer can

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

USA - September 16 2016 In this issue: Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Standard for Attorney Fee Lien After Voluntary Withdrawal Is Objective "Good Cause," Not Lawyer's

Cyber Insurance: Common Pitfalls of the Insured

USA - September 13 2016 As we have noted in a number of recent posts, tech companies need cyber insurance. The risk of not having it is simply not worth it. But cyber

Outsourcing Lessons from an “Uber” Uber-Rider

USA - September 6 2016 In July 2015, my 12-year-old SUV, with 220,000 miles, finally breathed its last breath. It was time for me to buy a new car. But, instead, I decided

Suspending Franchise Sales

USA - August 29 2016 In several states that require franchise registration, franchisors should suspend franchise sales while an amendment or renewal application is pending