Business Publications

Make Sure You Know Which Licenses Apply to Your Business

Posted October 12, 2018 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications, Press, Dozier & Hamelburg News

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.

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Time’s Up! Tips on How to Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability in the Workplace

Posted February 6, 2018 by Jamie Hamelburg & Alfred Carry in Articles & Publications, Business Publications, Press Releases, Press, Dozier & Hamelburg News

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.

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Guest Blog- "What's Your Exit Strategy?"

Posted April 8, 2015 by Kristin Michel Rodriguez in BizLaw 101 Blog, Business Publications

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.

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Montgomery County “Bans the Box”

Posted February 16, 2015 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in BizLaw 101 Blog, Business Publications

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. 

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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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Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Posted April 30, 2013 by Kimberly Jones in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

By Kimberly Jones
Intern, Press, Dozier, LLC
JD Candidate May 2013
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Did you know that there are roughly 7 billion people in the world, over 2.4 billion of whom use the internet? Of those 2.4 billion internet users, 1.06 billion use Facebook (44%), 1 billion use YouTube (42%), 500 million use Twitter (21%), and 425 million use Gmail (18%).

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