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If you're using Windows 7 on your computer, you'll want to take a look at this latest video. Big changes are coming and you must assess your risk in 2019. We are committed to bringing you the up-to-date information in legal and business world. Take...

It is that time of the year. I don’t mean baseball -- I mean hiring summer interns.  I’m reminded of this because my colleague posted something that is important to remind people. Summer intern does not equal unpaid or free labor. In fact, in most situations,...

Do you ever get the feeling that government regulators are not telling you the whole story regarding the standards to which your agency will be held?  Have you ever said to yourself, “If only I knew what the regulators and auditors were looking for, I...

The United States Department of Labor is at it again. On April 1, of all days (no, it’s not a joke), the Department of Labor issued a proposed rulemaking on joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  First things first, what is a joint...

I know what you're thinking: how could teenage drivers and small biz owners possibly have anything in common? When my teenage daughter was learning how to drive, I found myself saying "What did you do that?!" in a moment of panic. Over the years, I've...

This month Matt is back on the Design Domination podcast with Colleen Gratzer. As a designer or a creative it is critical to know what your rights are and what you can do if your work has been plagiarized. In this episode, Matt explains that...

Here is a problem that often troubles many clients, and it's often troubled me as a small business and law firm owner, as well. Many businesses struggle attracting and advertising to clients. For us at the law firm we rely heavily upon referrals and relationships,...

Remember when you were a kid (or maybe more recently for some of us) and you happened to be looking at someone and they asked in a rather hostile tone, “What are you looking at?”  The standard response, at least for me, was, “Nothing much.” ...

Here is a quick update on the overtime rules newly proposed by the United States Department of Labor. The notice of proposed rulemaking on overtime requirements (which is the first step of the Labor Department’s regulatory process) has been issued. Under the current enforced law dealing...

I grew up in a small brick rowhouse in a neighborhood about a half-mile outside of Baltimore City, Maryland.  My front yard was about the size of a postage stamp and the backyard was about the size of an envelope.  In order to avoid having...