"It is undeniable that our youth must develop an understanding of financial and business principles in order to be successful in life," says Attorney Christina Harris Schwinn. Click here to read her full article. Published in The News-Press Date: April 11, 2017
Perhaps you and a trusted colleague have finally decided to act on your long awaited dreams to manufacture and sell a new revolutionary product. Excited at the possibilities of your new business, you and your colleague hurriedly pool your money together and begin buying equipment, materials, office space, and all other necessities to carry on
In every transaction involving the sale and purchase of an asset, an agreed upon price is typically the key component in reaching a deal. Often lost in the course of negotiations is the concept of “price vs value”. Click here to read the full article.
The DOL finally issued its final rule governing overtime pay. Among other things, the final rule increases the minimum annual salary for an exempt employee to $47,476 per year from $23,660. The final rule is effective December 1, 2016 unless enjoined or overturned by Congress. Following the effective date, any employee who is covered individually
President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and White House Takes Aim at Noncompete Agreements
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) creating a new cause of action that may be filed in federal court for misappropriation (theft) of trade secrets. Two of the key federal remedies available under this law are exemplary damages and attorney's fees. Read More...
Florida Supreme Court Rules Section 440.34, Florida Workers' Compensation Statute is unconstitutional both the Florida and the United States Constitutions. Attorney’s Fees Section 440.34 of Florida’s workers’ compensation statute is the provision that governs the payment of attorney’s fees in connection with workers’ compensation cases to a claimant’s attorney. The statutory provision contains a formula
In an article published by the Southwest Florida Business Today titled "Is your business prepared for changes to Minimum Salary Test?" Christina Harris Schwinn discusses the steps to prepare business owners for these changes. Click here to read the full article.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") recently issued a memorandum titled: "Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions." HUD bans use of criminal records as criteria for denying approval of a sale or lease.
On January 20, 2016, the United States Department of Labor’s Administrator, David Weil, issued his first Administrative Interpretation (“AI”) of 2016. The AI addresses the liability for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in joint employment relationships that exist in a variety of workplaces today, defines the difference between the different types
We all need help from another at some point in our lives. Ask yourself how many times someone was there to help you along the way or lift your spirits on a bad day. Read the full article at: newspress.com