Starting a new business requires not just a great idea; it also involves an understanding of the maze of licenses required before a business can open its doors. With some careful attention to licensing requirements, business owners can operate successfully and profitably without running afoul of licensing requirements.
It seems that every week there are new and salacious reports of sexual misconduct, which have sparked the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. A common thread in the news reports has been that the misconduct occurred in the workplace, with higher-ups demanding sexual favors of employees and creating a hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment not only subjects the wrongdoer to potential criminal or civil liability, it also poses risks for employers who may have looked the other way and tolerated unlawful behavior. NBC is a good case in point; it has come under fire for its handling of the multiple sexual harassment claims brought against news anchor Matt Lauer.
Companies can, and should, take steps to prevent their workplaces from becoming the type of environment where sexual harassment festers.
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.
Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, LLC is expanding. We welcome attorney Ray M. Aragon to our firm.
Montgomery County is imposing a new requirement on all employers regardless of their size. Starting October 1, 2016, employers must give paid “sick and safe” leave to almost all of their employees.
If you hire an employee in 2015, you might be eligible for certain Maryland tax credits depending on where your business is located and the type of employee you hire.
In Maryland, a person collecting a debt arising out of a consumer transaction must follow rules established by federal and state consumer debt collection laws.
You’ve probably heard it before – a business is like a baby. It takes so much work to give birth to a company and get it through the early stages. Finally, it grows up and becomes sustainable. You’ve done the hard work and can now enjoy a successful company while doing what you love.
There is a new law in Montgomery County that affects the employment practices of many businesses. Effective January 1, 2015, employers in Montgomery County may not inquire about arrests, accusations of crime, or criminal convictions in the job application process until after the first interview.