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OK at Work: Maryland Requires Pay Transparency

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss Maryland’s move to join the handful of states that require disclosure of compensation ranges in job postings and how that impacts businesses. Listen to learn more.

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Excessive Heat Protections for Workers: What Employers Need to Know

It is estimated by the CDC that 1,200 people are killed by extreme heat in the U.S. each year, yet there are only a handful of states that have regulations on the books for extreme heat protections for workers. Just last month, the BBC reported that one in five Americans were under excessive heat warnings….

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Figure These Two Things Out Before You Sell Your Business

Originally posted 12/20/2019, no content changes. Your business is in good shape and you’re feeling ready to sell. You have your key value drivers in place: skilled employees, strong sales numbers, a pattern of consistent growth. You’ve assembled an advisory team, conducted a thorough sweep of your organizational records, and eliminated the proverbial skeletons in…

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California Labor & Employment Update: PAGA Reform

On July 1, 2024, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 92 and Assembly Bill 2288, amending The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The amendments are effective June 19, 2024, but do not affect civil actions that were filed or cases where the required notice to the employer and the Labor Workforce Development Agency (“LWDA”) was submitted…

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OK at Work: Court Cases Related to FTC’s Non-Compete Ban

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the latest developments in the court battles related to the FTC’s non-compete ban, which is set to take effect on September 4, 2024.

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Supreme Court Overturns Chevron Deference in Landmark Loper Bright Decision

On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loper Bright v. Raimondo and Relentless v. Department of Commerce. As expected, following oral argument, the Court overruled the Chevron deference doctrine in a 6–3 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts. The doctrine stems from a 1984 Supreme Court case, Chevron U.S.A., Inc….

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Estate Planning for Young Professional Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide

The Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn recently buzzed with the first round of the NBA draft — a gathering of young, exceptionally talented players hoping to be drafted to a professional team, the pinnacle and the reward for years of hard work and dedication. As young athletes, their focus rightly revolves around training, competition, and achieving…

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OK at Work: When Do You Call Your Lawyer?

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the obvious and the not-so-obvious reasons for business owners and in-house counsel to call their lawyers.

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A Divorce Checklist – Death and Bankruptcy Considerations

A substantial portion of estate and trust litigation and post-divorce enforcement litigation (“contempt proceedings”) is rooted in failures or shortcomings in negotiations or drafting during the divorce process itself.  Here is a recommended “best practices” checklist of questions developed based on my nearly three decades of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, collection and enforcement, and estate and…

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Child Privilege Attorney in Divorce: Protecting Confidentiality and Best Interests

Child Privilege Attorney in Divorce: Protecting Confidentiality and Best Interests A Child Privilege Attorney (CPA) is a legal professional appointed to protect a child’s privilege, or right to confidentiality, concerning therapeutic and counseling communications. This role is vital in divorce cases where parents may seek access to the child’s therapy records to support their custody…

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