DOL Increases Penalties For Violations Of Labor Law Posting Requirements

Most employers are familiar with U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) requirement that that they post summaries of  applicable federal labor and employment laws in the workplace. Since employers are required to place these posters in a location where they are conspicuous to or clearly seen by employees, they are commonly found in areas such as […]

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The FDI Age

Leveraging international investment opportunities in a global economy

Foreign direct investment has increased exponentially during the last few decades as the desire for global trade and international influence increases among corporations, and trade barriers fall away. Once the […]

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Countdown to GDPR:

Tackling the challenge of new data protection laws in the EU

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into force on 25th May 2018 after six years of preparation. The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ […]

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Successful Member Collaboration Through The IR Network

I had the pleasure of working with Sanford F. Remz of Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C. on a matter pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Massachusetts for one of my clients. The clients have been sued in an adversary proceeding by the purchaser of assets from the Chapter 7 debtor which was in the credit […]

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The Importance of Details: How Brown M&M’S can be Essential to a Contract

The Importance of Details: How Brown M&M’S can be Essential to a Contract One might wonder how a popular candy, a certain color, and a successful hard rock band are connected with an essential concept in contract law and often a key to business success.   However, when you dig a little deeper, an important connection […]

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THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT ON BUSINESS DECISIONS: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW (OR THINK YOU ACTUALLY KNOW) WILL HURT YOU

An issue I often encounter with prospective business clients is that they have made a decision/choice, which appeared to be insignificant from their perspective at the time, but it actually was not.   Instead, this decision or action is the catalyst that led to significant legal issues, loss of business revenue, and disputes with other parties.   […]

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New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education (NJICLE) 17th Annual Immigration Conference

I am pleased to announce that I will be Chairing the upcoming New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education (NJICLE) 17th Annual Immigration Conference, scheduled for April 26, 2017. For information: https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/njicle/CLEPrograms/NJICLEEventsCalendar/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=910215 Each year, NJICLE’s comprehensive Immigration Conference provides an in-depth exploration of the most pressing concerns confronted by Immigration Law Attorneys, Employment Lawyers, Human Resource […]

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The Culture of “Maybe” – Indecision Leading to Paralysis of a Business

In the popular children’s movie Kung Fu Panda, the primary character, Po, is faced with a dilemma. Should he follow a difficult path to an unknown future destiny or quit and return to something more predictable and comfortable. Po expresses his concerns to an old and wise Kung Fu master who advises him: “Quit, don’t […]

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Steps for a Business to Avoid The Culture of “Maybe”

As outlined in a prior article, a culture of maybe develops in a business when a decision that impacts a business needs to be made and the company’s leadership or owner avoids a “yes” or “no” determination.   Instead, business leadership finds themselves getting trapped in “analysis paralysis” where either no decision is made or a […]

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