The growing virtual business law firm of Rubenstein Business Law continues to expand by adding former Wilkie Farr & Gallagher business litigation lawyer Erica Spier Berman to its attorney ranks. “We are most pleased that Erica has joined us to deepen our business litigation capabilities and serve our clients more efficiently. Attracting a lawyer of Erica’s caliber from New York’s prestigious Wilkie Farr underscores our commitment to providing business clients with the best le
Marc Flagg worked for a Boston-area medical supplier for 18 years, apparently receiving positive performance reviews the whole time. But in late 2007, his wife underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor, requiring expensive rehabilitative care afterward. As a result, Flagg had to leave work about a half-hour early each day to pick up his daughter from school. His manager apparently had no problem with the arrangement, or the fact that Flagg didn't "punch out" during this time.
If you’re using social media to market your business, that’s terrific – but you should be aware that the same legal rules that apply in the “real world” also apply to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other venues. Many companies have rushed into social media marketing plans without considering the legal issues. Here’s a quick look at some of the problems that can result: Improper endorsements. Many social media campaigns solicit endorsements, testimonials and favorable review
More and more start-up businesses are seeking funding on websites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo, promising small rewards to individual investors in return for micro-contributions. These include the Veronica Mars movie, which raised millions of dollars by promising small contributors posters, DVDs and movie scripts, and a space telescope project that offered “space selfies.” But keep in mind that these promises are a legal obligation – so if you end up getting hundreds or e
Companies cannot require workers to receive payment of their wages via “payroll cards,” according to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Payroll cards have become popular recently, especially in the retail and food service industries. But under federal law, a company can’t make the cards the exclusive way it offers to pay wages. State laws may impose further restrictions on the cards. Employees who receive wages via the cards are entitled to other types of legal