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Insurance Reference Panel Trap, New Normal?

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The Massachusetts Insurance Reference Panel for home owner insurance policies was established to provide a fair and efficient alternative to the already backed-up court systems. The reference panel was created to ensure a quick yet just alternative to settle claim discrepancies between the insurer and insured. Lately, insurance company referees (as a proxy for… Finish Reading Insurance Reference Panel Trap, New Normal?

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Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Force Majeure Contract Clauses

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The Coronavirus pandemic has interfered with the ability of businesses across the country to continue normal operations. In many cases, it prevented them from honoring contractual obligations. In a matter of weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic transformed from a foreign whisper to a crisis of biblical proportions crashing into the shores of America. At federal,… Finish Reading Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Force Majeure Contract Clauses

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Delaware Proposes Amendments to Bylaws

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The Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association recently proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) prohibiting fee-shifting provisions in the corporation’s bylaws. In addition, the proposed amendments would allow Delaware corporations to designate Delaware courts for litigation, but it would also prohibit Delaware corporations from selecting… Finish Reading Delaware Proposes Amendments to Bylaws

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Unauthorized UCC-1s: Lessons Learned from recent court cases

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Be vigilant to defend against unauthorized UCC-1 filings.  A UCC-1 can be filed without the debtor’s knowledge or authorization. Therefore, law firms, attorneys, and paralegals must be vigilant when conducting due diligence to ensure that unauthorized financing statements have not been filed against their clients. Unauthorized financing statements can cause significant issues with a… Finish Reading Unauthorized UCC-1s: Lessons Learned from recent court cases

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MA SJC Made 100% Commissioned Inside Sales Reps a Risky Bet

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For many years, preeminent employment lawyers and business trade groups had advised businesses to ensure that the payments made to 100% Commissioned Inside Sales Representatives are at least equal to or greater than minimum wage for the first 40 hours worked each week plus one-and-a-half times the minimum wage for each hour worked over 40 hours… Finish Reading MA SJC Made 100% Commissioned Inside Sales Reps a Risky Bet

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Your Business is Essential: Fall 2021 Update–Covid19 relief for U.S. Small Businesses

By The Jacobs Law |

  Effective on October 8, 2021, enhancements to the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) program were implemented and announced by Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). Although states have reopened nationwide, financial uncertainty continues to exist for many American businesses. As a result, the SBA released Frequently Asked Questions on… Finish Reading Your Business is Essential: Fall 2021 Update–Covid19 relief for U.S. Small Businesses

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Technology in the Office

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Technology has become an integral part of our daily life both personal and work.  Technology can make operating your business easier and more efficient. However, the increased use of more invasive technology has given rise to employee and staff privacy concerns. According to Norton (an international virus software provider), around 65% of businesses have… Finish Reading Technology in the Office

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Quick Tips: Trademarks

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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” worked well for Shakespeare, but the concept may apply when it comes to your business name, branding, DBA names, mottos, slogans and taglines. You want your ‘rose’ to only be called ‘rose’ to avoid a confused consumers believing that the rose of another is… Finish Reading Quick Tips: Trademarks

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Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: Minimum Wage

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Determining how much to pay your employees can be difficult. On one hand, you want them to be happy and able to support themselves; on the other hand, you want to keep as much of the profits as possible. Luckily, the law provides some sort of guidance. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) of… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: Minimum Wage

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Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: The Workweek

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The first installment in this series is about the “workweek.” The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) describes the workweek as “a recurring period of seven consecutive 24 hour periods” that can begin on any day of the week. This “work week” is fixed, as well as independent of the actual hours worked by the… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: The Workweek

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