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Overtime Rules Set to Change Again

Overtime Rules Set to Change Again Columbus, OH

The Department of Labor has issued a final rule increasing the salary levels that will be required for certain overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If your employees are impacted, these changes mean that you will either have to increase your employees’ salaries so that they remain exempt from overtime pay requirements, […]

Client Alert: Corporate Transparency Act Compliance

Corporate Transparency Act Compliance Columbus, Ohio

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which aims to combat money laundering, tax fraud, the financing of terrorism, and other illicit activity through the use of anonymous shell and front companies, has officially gone into effect. This new requirement affects nearly all of our clients by requiring “reporting companies” to report beneficial ownership information (BOI) to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). New business entities will also have to disclose information about who created the entity or registered it to do business in the U.S. 

Navigating the Legal Potholes of Small Business

Navigating Legal Potholes Small Business Columbus, OH

Shay joins Ashley Cox’s podcast, The Ripple Effect, to discuss the legal potholes of small businesses. 
Excerpt: We discussed the complexities of employment laws, where Shay emphasized the importance of having legal support to help you protect your business from potential lawsuits and reputation damage. 

FTC Proposes Rule Banning Noncompete Agreements

FTC Proposes Rule Banning Noncompete Agreements

We’re currently monitoring the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule that would ban the use of noncompete agreements with workers nationwide, including with independent contractors. If the rule becomes final, existing noncompete agreements will have to be rescinded within 180 days, and employers will have to send individual notices to their current and former workers that the […]

Transferring Ownership of Intellectual Property

Transferring Ownership of Intellectual Property Columbus, OH

Over the lifespan of a small business, you may find yourself needing to sell or transfer intellectual property rights. There are a variety of situations where this might come up: ​Even though intellectual property rights are intangible, they can still be sold or transferred much like any other business asset. This week, we look at how to […]

Essential HR Policies: Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination

HR Policies Anti Harassment and Non Discrimination Columbus, OH

​There are a wide range of laws that cover how you as an employer treat your employees at every step in the employment process: from hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. And as an employer, you can be held vicariously liable for the actions of your employees, meaning if you “allow” or don’t […]

COVID-19 and Trademark Deadlines: Don’t Delay!

Covid-19 trademark Columbus, OH

The Coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down for most of the world, and has been especially difficult for small businesses and nonprofits. However, this hasn’t completely eliminated legal obligations and deadlines. I have said before, and I will say it again, I firmly believe that we will get through this. Many small businesses and […]