Articles & Publications

Tips for Using E-Signatures on Legal Documents

Posted November 14, 2017 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, BizLaw 101 Blog
Electronic signatures, also called e-signatures, are becoming commonplace. According to P&S Market Research, the global digital signature market is expected to reach $2.9 billion by 2022.  E-signatures can help to close deals quickly and efficiently, but if you think that all e-signatures are alike and have the same enforceability in the event of a contract dispute, think again.  It is essential that businesses choosing to forgo paper signatures understand the ins and outs of collecting e-signatures.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Team of Rivals; Compassion, Wisdom and Peacemaking

Posted January 14, 2014 by Daniel P. Dozier in Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications, Articles & Publications

While the Golden Globes may not have honored the genius of Stephen Spielberg's direction of the movie Lincoln, I hope and believe the Oscar voters will. As anyone who has a feel for history will, I think, agree, Lincoln is a uniquely moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the late part of the Civil War.
Much of Spielberg's movie is based on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, the wonderfully researched and written book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Employment Tips for Maryland Businesses—The Availability of Sick Leave

Posted December 23, 2013 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

Even though sick leave is a customary benefit, no law requires Maryland businesses to offer sick leave -- paid or unpaid--to their employees. However, employers that do in fact offer paid sick leave (or any other form of paid leave) have certain obligations under Maryland law. [We intend to address the law in Virginia and Maryland in a forthcoming blog.]

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Employers Must Provide ACA Notifications by October 1

Posted September 18, 2013 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

If you're an employer, you may be required by the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") to notify your employees by October 1, 2013, about the new Health Insurance Marketplace established under the ACA. The new notification requirement applies to you if you are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, meaning that you employ one or more employees who are engaged in, or produce goods for, interstate commerce with generally over $500,000 in annual business.

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