NY paid family leave program

The Paid Family Leave program, recently put into effect in New York, provides employees with wage replacement so that they can: fulfill their duty as an active military service person, care for a seriously ill, close relative, or bond with their child. Employees are guaranteed continued health insurance and the return to their job. They may, however, be required to pay a portion of their health insurance premiums if they currently contribute to the cost

office lease negotiation

If you have your own business and have decided that it’s time to either move from your home office to an office building, or if you are fortunate enough to already have a business profitable enough for an office building but need a bigger space, you’re going through a very exciting point in your life. It means that you are successful in business and life. If you did not or do not intend to buy

contractual disputes

Attorneys are frequently deluged with inquiries that have to do with contractual disputes involving the implementation of solutions for IT/networking and the development of software. Had there been in place an initial contractual agreement which had been carefully tailored at the very beginning, many of these problems may never have occurred in the first place. Hopefully, this will give people something to think about regarding developers and software companies. Possibly they should consider that when

trademark registration

The short and straightforward answer to this question is – no. Rights to trademarks are solely country by country. Your trademark will not be protected in Canada or Europe if your registration is in the United States. What’s more, you may not have rights to the trademark in another country merely by utilizing your trademark. However, usually, foreign registrations are supposed to offer some protection abroad for your trademark. Seeking the advice of a professional

Statement of Work SOW

Many businesses outsource contractors to manage part or all of a project. Before hiring a contract employee or company, it’s imperative to have all the parties involved understand the scope of the agreement. Everyone taking part needs to agree to a precise and clear Statement of Work, so there are no disputes and misunderstandings regarding deadlines, benchmarks, or needs. Follow these steps to increase the probability of completing a SOW successfully. 561

sign a binder

One of the most important jobs an attorney has is to advise clients whether to sign an individual document and what the results will be if they do. But what if you need to sign a binder for your real estate transaction? Read on to find out more before putting your signature down. 558

startup financing understanding valuation cap

In the early stages of building a business, entrepreneurs may only need enough cash to cover current expenses and can manage with a credit card or savings. As the business grows, however, more capital may become necessary, and many business owners turn to friends, family, or angel investors for additional funds. In return, they offer convertible notes. If you are considering raising money for your startup, you may be wondering about a valuation cap.

DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

New rules apply now that the electronic system for maintenance and copyright registration by the US Copyright’s Office has gone into effect. If you are a service provider and have not submitted electronic designations, it is likely that you will lose your Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor protection. 552

FDA's new regulations on e-cigs

In the United States, one of the most preventable causes of death and disease is the use of tobacco. Roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and cigarettes have been regulated by the FDA since 2009. Regulating all tobacco products, a finalized rule was put into effect by the FDA last year. Are you familiar with new regulations on e-cigs and various tobacco products? The new FDA rules affect retailers and manufacturers differently. And what if you

wall street bull sculptor against fearless girl creator

It seems like every time we turn around, someone else is offended by something. It happens on Facebook, in the news, in the grocery store, and all over the Internet. Apparently, even Wall Street isn’t safe. Who would’ve thought that a simple little fearless girl could ever be a threat to a big strong bull? And yet, that is apparently exactly what is happening in Manhattan’s Financial District. An iconic sculpture known as the “Charging