Diane Tiveron sits down with HoganWillig attorney, Elizabeth DiPirro, to discuss the legal implications of same-sex marriage and to offer legal advice to any same-sex couples.
A recent federal court order will affect the large number of businesses preparing to implement the U.S. Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule.
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us.
Those words often conjure up warm, cheerful thoughts of family customs, twinkling lights, gift-giving, snowflakes, and the aroma of a freshly-baked pie. However, for the unwary employer or employee, they can also conjure up potential legal issues in the labor and employment context.
Exporting products to foreign markets was once something reserved for large corporations with extensive resources. However, in today’s business environment, many small business owners are looking for the opportunity to expand their market reach and to truly participate in the global economy. This is becoming more and more feasible for small businesses with rapid advances in technology and communication. However, there is still a learning curve and certain capital investment required to export profitably.
Most people, including lawyers, rarely get pure joy from reading a legal opinion. Bills fans may have gleamed with happiness as they read the Second Circuit’s opinion upholding Tom Brady’s “Deflategate” suspension. Even then, they probably were not enamored with reading eighteen pages of labor law before getting to the payout.
With the upcoming presidential election, it is important to understand what a nonprofit organization can and can’t do when it comes to political activity. A nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (also known as a Section 501(c)(3) organization) may be tempted to promote policies that are in line with its nonprofit purpose. However, these entities must be very careful.
Each year, the city sells the properties of owners who are delinquent on their taxes and utility fees at its in-rem auction. At these auctions there are often intense bidding wars. These bidding wars result in the sale price being driven way above what’s needed to cover the back taxes. Here’s the catch: The city is only entitled to keep the amount that is owed, but this rarely happens.
Millions of consumers in the United States alone have signed credit card, mobile phone, car rental and other agreements without realizing that they contain compulsory arbitration provisions. Little does the average consumer know that by signing these agreements, you are agreeing that if any law suit comes up, arbitration must be used in lieu of other legal remedies.
Here are some of the most common questions we receive at initial consultation.