• Mar 18 2019

    On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule regarding the salary threshold for treating employees as exempt under the administrative, executive, and highly compensated employee exemptions.

  • Mar 18 2019

    One of the more helpful aspects of the change in administrations is the resumption of the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) use of Opinion Letters to provide guidance to employers. DOL has already issued important guidance regarding the retail sales exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). On March 14, 2019, DOL issued two Opinion Letters that provide helpful instruction on aspects of both the FLSA and the Family and Medical Leave ...

  • Feb 19 2019

    After several revisions and months of debate, Congress enacted The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) on December 22, 2017, the largest change to the Internal Revenue Code since 1986. The sweeping changes resulted in more take-home pay for some employees, but many employees will find that they did not have enough Federal income tax withheld from their paychecks to cover their entire tax liability for 2018. Employees that routinely get refunds may actually owe tax when ...

  • Jan 31 2019

    Attorneys Jeff Kuester and Brad Czerwonky discuss the importance of timely filing patent applications based on the Supreme Court’s Helsinn Healthcare decision. Mr. Kuester and Mr. Czerwonky specifically discuss best practices regarding on-sale events. They explain interpretations under the America Invents Act (AIA), qualifications for “on-sale” events, the availability (or unavailability) of grace periods, the effect of non-disclosure ...

  • Jan 22 2019

    With The Big Game quickly approaching, we wanted to remind you that the NFL is an aggressive enforcer of its trademark rights in the term “Super Bowl.” The City of Atlanta has extended hours for alcohol sales the week of The Big Game.

  • Jan 01 2019

    Georgia has a complex web of laws governing mandatory reporting, and the responsibility includes more than traditionally-understood abuse or neglect. This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in Georgia. 

  • Nov 26 2018

    On November 19, Institutional Shareholder Services, the leading proxy advisory firm (“ISS”), announced revisions to its 2019 proxy voting guidelines[1]. While the revisions consist largely of minor tweaks to existing policies, two of the 2019 revisions are noteworthy. 

  • Aug 30 2018

    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery case, ChyronHego Corp. v. Wight, C.A., explores the interaction between several of the typically relevant provisions.

  • Aug 29 2018

    On August 28, 2018, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter that could be a game changer for organizations that employ inside sales representatives.

  • Aug 20 2018

    On August 10, 2018, Massachusetts’ governor signed into law a bill that significantly changes the Commonwealth’s law on covenants not to compete in the employment/independent contractor context. The law narrows the categories of workers who can be bound by a covenant not to compete, specifies the notice to the contractor or employee and consideration required, and limits the circumstances in which such covenants can be enforced against former employees.

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