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OK at Work: What is the WARN Act?

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the implications of the Federal WARN Act, which generally covers employers that employ 100 or more employees, and state equivalents, which tend to have lower qualification thresholds. When businesses are laying off a large number of employees or closing locations, they should consider…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Assets in Divorce That Your Spouse Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Getting divorced is hard enough, but when you and/or your spouse have significant assets and high net worth, the stakes are even higher. You need to act quickly to protect your interests and make sure you come out of the divorce with what’s rightfully yours, even when your spouse may be determined to walk away…

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The New European Supply Chain Regulations

In February 2022, the European Commission issued a new proposed Directive to all 26 EU countries setting forth a new legal framework to govern human rights and environmental concerns and issues in vertical supply chains. The European Parliament and the Council of the EU must still adopt this proposed Directive. Adoption is expected within about…

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Wrinkles in Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction: Assumption of Executory Contracts in A Foreign Company’s Chapter 11

Foreign companies frequently choose to reorganize in the United States under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. A few recent examples are various airlines that were forced into bankruptcy because of the pandemic’s effects on the industry, including LATAM Airlines, AeroMexico and Scandinavian Airlines. Among the often-cited reasons why the U.S. is the jurisdiction of…

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Can a Minor Child’s LGBTQ+ Status Affect Child Custody?

When parents decide to divorce, the custody of their children is often one of the most contentious issues that must be addressed. In recent years, as society has become more accepting of LGBTQ+ individuals, some courts have been asked to rule on whether a parent’s attitude toward their LGBTQ+ teenager can or should, affect child…

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Small Retailers Support Millions of Jobs in the U.S.

Small Retailers Support Millions of Jobs in the U.S.   Originally conceived by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by the Small Business Administration since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become a staple of the holiday shopping season in the United States. Founded to support local and independent businesses who have a hard time…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Spartanburg Family Law Team

All the attorneys and staff at Offit Kurman – Spartanburg hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday surrounded by those who mean the most to you. As we all gather with our families and friends to celebrate this holiday, we want to take a moment to thank you for choosing our firm to help…

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Unemployment Benefits: Three Things to Know

Terminating an employee – or having them resign, can be difficult. Given the stress associated with either process, many employers do not think through “next steps” – particularly issues that may arise outside of the organization, such as unemployment benefits. The law surrounding unemployment benefits is specific to the state where the employee worked during…

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OK at Work: Happy 100th Episode!

This week on OK at Work, we celebrate our 100th episode!  Given the holiday season and our own party, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger thought this would be the perfect time to discuss the goals and the management needed for holiday parties.  Thanks for tuning in for 100 episodes – please join our party for…

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How to Prepare for Your New Year’s Resolution of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Going through the holidays knowing that a divorce is imminent is always tough, both emotionally and logistically, but it’s not at all uncommon. January is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for most law firms that handle divorces. It seems the holidays are just stressful enough to highlight the significant problems in…

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