- Lack of Geographic Boundaries Dooms Georgia Firm’s Noncompete Agreement, Georgia Employment Law LetterDec 15 2018
In the December 2018 Issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, Raanon Gal explains The Georgia Court of Appeals' interpretation of the Restrictive Covenant Act noncompete provision between an employer and an independent contractor by examining the CarpetCare Multiservices case.
- Dec 05 2018
Masae Okura's book, "U.S. Visas for Students and Researchers," is an immigration manual for students and scholars who want to study in the United States.
- Nov 27 2018
In an article published by Corporate Compliance Insights, "Privacy Is (Now) Your Business," Mitzi Hill discusses recent cybersecurity legislation that just passed and what companies can do to ensure compliance.
- Nov 12 2018
In an article published by Corporate Compliance Insights, “12 Steps to Reveal and Reduce Cyber-Breach Risk,” Mitzi Hill provides advice on how to reduce cyber risk.
- “Phishing for Trouble: One Manufacturer’s Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” Industry Week Magazine, Industry WeekSep 2018
- Theft Prevention: Information Security When Employees Leave, VAR Insights, MSP Insights and Software Business GrowthSep 05 2018
In Mitzi Hill’s article, “Theft Prevention: information security when employees leave,” she stresses the importance of HR, IT and Management/Executive teams collaborating to ensure their most private information is safe.
- Is Your Company A Joint Employer? It Depends On What The Federal NLRB Decided - Or Didn't, Georgia ContractorJul 30 2018
In an article by Stephen Wright, he weighs in on a recent reversal of a National Labor Relations Board decision that takes a different look at how “joint employer” is defined. Concerns have arisen in the contractor industry regarding the relationships between general contractors and sub-contractors.
- Jul 2018
In the July 2018 issue of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, published by HR Hero, Glianny Fagundo and Raanon Gal expose the facts behind a ruling about misclassifications of male strippers as independent contractors in their article titled, "All Male, All Nude, All Damages Awarded."
- Florida v. Georgia Equitable Apportionment Water Litigation: Where Do We Go From Here?, The Daily ReportJul 19 2018
As an environmental lawyer with Taylor English, Craig Pendergrast gives a detailed overview of the five-week water wars hearing between Florida and Georgia in his article published by the Daily Report.
- Jul 09 2018
On July 9, 2018, Mitzi Hill's article, "How Security Planning Is Good for the Bottom Line," was published by the Daily Report. The article, which is part of Ms. Hill's Cyber For Growth series, outlines the importance of having a cyber security plan in place for one's business. In it, she explains proprietary information, threats to a business's security, what a cyber security breach can cost a business and potential solutions a business can implement to secure their ...
- Not So Fast: Questions of Fact May Preclude Early Patent-Eligibility Determinations Under Section 101Jun 2018
In an article published in the Spring 2018 Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Coby Nixon discusses two recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Jun 05 2018
In an article published by HR Daily Advisor, Glianny Fagundo explains how to balance the line between work and the World Cup by reviewing current policies to create a safe, healthy work environment. Key points that she covers are talk at work, absences or tardiness and reducing distractions. Ms. Fagundo expresses that the World Cup is a great way to celebrate national origins and international diversity in the workplace if properly embraced.
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- Jun 2018
In it's June 2018 issue, the ACC Docket published Julian A. Fortuna's article, co-written with Beth Anne Stanford, titled "Summary of International Tax Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017." The article summarizes the most significant changes that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents for multinational corporations with operations in the U.S.
- Apr 26 2018
In an article published by the Daily Report, John M. Gross addressed the question of whether attorney-client privilege is dead. Five key elements that form attorney-client privilege is discussed in detail and applied to the Mueller investigation, the Michael Cohen raid, the Stormy Daniels Settlement, and the Sean Hannity hearing.
- Apr 11 2018
On April 11, 2018, Law360 published an article by Harry Dixon on how shareholders of financial institutions are increasingly pursuing securities fraud litigation. One such financial institution is BancorpSouth Inc. which was the subject of a government enforcement action regarding insufficient anti-money laundering compliance controls.
- Apr 2018
The Georgia Bar Journal published Don Boyle's book review of "Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language" by Joseph Kimble in its April 2018 issue.
- Mar 30 2018
The Georgia Restaurant Association’s blog published Joseph Sullivan’s article on the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA.) In his article, Mr. Sullivan discussed what is allowed under the CRFA and what restaurant owners can do to ensure compliance with the CRFA.
- Mar 06 2018
On March 6, 2018, Modern Restaurant Management published Julian Fortuna and Jonathan Wilson's article titled, "The Formation of a Restaurant as a Legal Entity."
- Feb 09 2018
On February 9, 2018, HR Daily Advisor published Glianny Fagundo’s article, “11th Circuit Stuns Police Department in Reversal of Taser Termination.” Ms. Fagundo covers lessons from the case and provides guidance on what employers and HR representatives should do in similar situations.
- Dec 29 2017
Today's General Counsel published Rachael Zichella’s article on protecting trade secrets in its Winter print edition.
- Nov 07 2017
Bryan F. Jacoutot’s article, “Trump’s Tweets Stymie Trans Military Ban In Lower Courts” published by Law360, covered the status of the transgender military ban.
- Oct 30 2017
On October 30, 2017, Law360 published Harry D. Dixon’s article titled, “A 1st Impression Of The Manafort And Gates Indictment.” Mr. Dixon offers a comprehensive overview of the indictment against Paul J. Manafort Jr. and Richard W. Gates III issued by special counsel Robert Mueller.
- “Damages: A View from the Defense Perspective,” The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationOct 2017
Read “Damages: A View from the Defense Perspective,” published by The Verdict Magazine.
- Oct 11 2017
The Daily Report published Craig Pendergrast's article, “The Consequences if EPA Regulations Were Abolished,” on October 11, 2017. In his article, Mr. Pendergrast explains the impact rescinding EPA regulations could impose upon the business community.
- Sep 20 2017
Harry D. Dixon III discusses new sanctions that North Korea faces from the United Nation’s Security Council as a result of its missile program in his article titled, “What’s Next for North Korea Sanctions,” published by Law360.
- “Everyone in the Pool – Will We Ever Be Able to Include Back-of-the-House Staff in a Tip Pool?” Restaurant Startup & Growth magazineSep 01 2017
Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine featured Alisa Cleek's article titled “Everyone in the Pool – Will We Ever Be Able to Include Back-of-the-House Staff in a Tip Pool?” in its September 2017 issue.
- Aug 08 2017
- Aug 2017
Restaurant Informer featured Michele Stumpe and Tiffanie Pittington’s article titled, “Surviving the Inspection: How to Protect Your Georgia Alcohol Licenses,” in its July/August 2017 issue. Ms. Stumpe and Ms. Pittington highlight fourteen common issues a restaurant business owner could encounter upon a Georgia alcohol license inspection.
- Donald P. Boyle's Review of "What’s to Become of the Legal Profession?" by Michael H. Trotter, Georgia Bar JournalAug 2017
In the August issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, Donald P. Boyle Jr. reviews Michael H. Trotter’s latest book, "What’s to Become of the Legal Profession?" "This compact book summarizes the changes that have taken place in the practice of law over the past 70 years and what the author expects to happen in the future," says Mr. Boyle.
- Jul 31 2017
In an article published by FSR Magazine on July 31, 2017, Julian A. Fortuna provides insight on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) updated fact sheet explaining the difference between tips and service charges. Service charges are generally wages, and they are reported to the employee and the IRS in a manner similar to other wages. On the other hand, special rules apply to both employers and employees for reporting tips.
- Jul 10 2017
Matthew Robert Rosenkoff analyzes the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Henson v. Santander case has on debt purchasers published by Bloomberg BNA.
- Jul 10 2017
- Jul 05 2017
Harry D. Dixon III shares insight on the Federal Reserve Systems stance against the controversial topic of money laundering and the impact it has on financial institution's compliance measures in an article published by Law360.
- Jul 03 2017
Matthew Robert Rosenkoff explains why caution should be used before relying on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's opinion on the Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services case.
- Jun 16 2017
Harry D. Dixon III analyzes the repercussions of the 98-2 U.S. Senate vote to solidify existing economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in the Ukraine, as well as imposing new ones for the alleged interference in the U.S. 2016 elections.
- Jun 14 2017
Bryan Jacoutot analyzes what the May 30, 2017 Seventh Circuit Court preliminary injunction allowing a transgender boy to use the boys' restroom in school means for the Supreme Court in defining future "gender discrimination" in this June Law360 article. To read the full article, please visit the Law360 website.
- Jun 2017
In the June issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, Donald P. Boyle Jr. reviews John Lueder's "Daufuskie Island." Mr. Boyle was captivated by Georgia attorney, John Lueder's first fictional story about a family vacation that turned from battling the weather to battling history. To read the full review, please visit the Georgia Bar Journal's digital publication.
- May 25 2017
- May 25 2017
- May 23 2017
In an article published in the HR Daily Advisor, "Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: Guidance for Avoiding Legal Trouble," Randy Gepp details examples of religious practices and what accommodations, if any, employers are legally obligated to make. Visit the HR Daily Advisor website to read the full article.
- "Maintaining Individual Liability in AML and Cybersecurity at New York's Financial Institutions," Penn State Journal of Law & International AffairsApr 2017
In its April 2017 issue, the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs published Harry D Dixon III’s article, “Maintaining Individual Liability in AML and Cybersecurity at New York's Financial institutions.”
- Mar 09 2017
In an article published on March 6, 2017, in the Georgia Restaurant Association's Legal Knowledge Center Blog, Michele L. Stumpe discusses the steps to limiting alcohol liability.
- Mar 03 2017
Michael H. Trotter is the author of What’s to Become of the Legal Profession?, in which he discusses the future of the practice of law in the United States.
- "Number of Exported Components Must be More Than One to Trigger Liability Under § 271(f)(1) of Patent Act," LinkedIn PulseFeb 28 2017
- Feb 09 2017
In an article published by CrowdFund Beat on February 5, 2017, Jonathan B. Wilson provides insight on real estate crowdfunding. "The impact of crowdfunding on real estate finance and deal-making has been one of the hottest topics of the past year," explains Mr. Wilson. "With the advent of crowdfunding, real estate developers and investors have multiple pathways to finance their projects and even to plot their exits. But in many ways the impact of ...
- Feb 02 2017
Alisa Cleek addresses whether or not businesses have to pay a music licensing premium for TV services in her article titled “Music Fees for Television?”, published in the Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine, February 2017 issue.
- "Dealing with Negative Feedback Online: A Restaurant's Guide to Taking Legal Action… Or Not," Georgia Restaurant Association’s Legal Knowledge CenterFeb 01 2017
In an article published by Georgia Restaurant Association’s Legal Knowledge Center on February 1, 2017, Joseph C. Sullivan provides insight on how restaurants should handle negative online reviews. "Undeniably, one of the most popular targets for these consumer-based online reviews is the restaurant industry," explains Mr. Sullivan. "While positive online reviews can many times increase business and revenue for restaurants, negative online ...
- Jan 2017
In an article published by FSR Magazine on January 30, 2017, Joseph C. Sullivan provides insight on how restaurants should handle negative online reviews. "While positive online reviews can many times increase business and revenue for restaurants, negative online reviews can have the very opposite effect," explains Mr. Sullivan. "Consequently, a restaurant may face a scenario where its bottom line is being adversely affected by online reviews ...
- Jan 25 2017
In an article published by Hotel-Online on January 23, 2017, Joseph C. Sullivan provides insight on the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA). "The CRFA, which was recently signed into law, essentially makes it illegal for companies to prohibit their consumers from leaving honest negative reviews and/or criticisms about their goods or services online," explains Mr. Sullivan. "Previously, companies sought to avoid the consequences of negative online ...
- Jan 05 2017
In an article published in the January/February 2017 issue of Law Practice Magazine, Michael H. Trotter discusses compensation for new associates in prominent law firms.