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What is a Registered Agent?

July 6, 2020

What Does a Registered Agent Do? A corporation or LLC must identify a registered agent in each state where they are registered. A registered agent is a person or entity that is designated to receive important legal documents on behalf of your business. The types of legal documents sent to a registered agent may include…

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What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

June 29, 2020

What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor? Knowing the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is not always easy. But employers must know the difference in order to have appropriate liability protection and to be compliant with labor and tax laws. Employers sometimes try to classify their employees as…

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Reduced Hours, Reduced Wages,and Layoffs during the COVID-19 Crisis

April 9, 2020

These general rules should be followed when considering a reduction in hours, a reduction in wages, or termination in North Carolina. If there is an employment agreement in place, the provisions of the agreement will generally take precedence over these rules. Reducing Hours An employer is free to adjust the hours of its employees regardless…

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Payroll Protection Program

April 3, 2020

How do I calculate the maximum amount I can borrow? The following methodology, which is one of the methodologies contained in the Act, will be most useful for many applicants. • Step 1: Aggregate payroll costs (defined in detail below in from the last twelve months for employees whose principal place of residence is the…

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Unemployment Claims during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Under the new CARES Act signed into law on Friday, March 28, 2020 unemployment benefits were expanded to provide assistance for more workers than are usually eligible for unemployment benefits (this includes self-employed people and part-time workers). In addition to state benefits, the Act also provides workers an extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits.…

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3 Key Points for Employers re: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 17, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the bill that was drafted in coordination with the Executive branch and is currently before the U.S. Senate for final approval. Here are 3 Key Takeaways about proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) for Employers: 1. FMLA has been amended to provide coverage to…

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Employment Issues

March 13, 2020

1. Is it legal to ask an employee to work from home or leave work if they show signs of infection? An employer can ask an employee to seek medical attention and get tested if they present with symptoms for COVID-19. Similarly, an employer may require an employee to go home if the employee displays…

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Uber, Lyft, and Doordash will spend $90 million on Campaign Rejecting “Employee” Designation for Drivers

November 8, 2019

Earlier this year the California state legislature, employee-ng state in America finally passed a law requiring gig economy tech companies to treat drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. As the gig economy has grown over the last several years, there has been much debate about the proper legal designation for drivers. When workers are…

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Prost! A German court has ruled that supplements promising to be “anti-hangover” are being falsely advertised

October 7, 2019

Under German law, it’s illegal to claim that a food or supplement can cure a human ailment or illness. The reason that matters here is that a Frankfurt court has declared hangovers to be illnesses. Thus, even if the supplement is helpful in mitigating hangover symptoms, it can’t be called “anti-hangover” because it gives the…

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Mit mehr Transparenz gegen Gender-Pay-Gap

September 16, 2019

Vor zwei Jahren trat das Gesetz zur Förderung der Transparenz von Entgeltstrukturen, das Entgelttransparenzgesetz (EntgTranspG), in Kraft. Das Gesetz soll die Lohngerechtigkeit nach dem Gebot ‘gleicher Lohn für gleiche oder gleichwertige Arbeit’ zwischen Frauen und Männer fördern, so zumindest nach den Vorstellungen des Gesetzgebers. In der Tat räumt das Gesetz den Arbeitnehmern einen wichtigen Anspruch…

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