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Non-Traditional Financial Service Providers - Auto Dealers, Tax Preparers, Payday Lenders, and Others - BewareConsumer Data Protection Law Applies to You

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
September 29, 2017
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 requires financial institutions and businesses that offer consumers financial products or services, like financial or investment advice, or loans, to safeguard sensitive customer data and to notify customers of their information-sharing practices.  The law app... Read more >
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Minority Business Enterprise Wins Against Age Discrimination Claim

August 9, 2017
Last month, Tydings successfully defended a minority business enterprise client against an age discrimination claim brought by a former employee in a jury trial. Tydings’ attorney, Jaime Luse, obtained a judgment in the employer’s favor following a three-day jury trial in the Circuit Cou... Read more >
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Form I-9 -- Revised Again!

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
August 2, 2017
The USCIS has issued yet another revision to Form I-9, the form all employers must complete within 3 days of hire, to verify a new employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States.  The revisions include changes to the instructions and to the list of acceptable documents.&nbsp... Read more >
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More Employees, More Laws: Employment Law and Growing Employers

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
February 7, 2017
Over the past year, I have spoken to many employers that fit into two categories – (a) were once small and are now much larger, or (b) were once local and now employ workers in multiple states.  Besides their success, what all of these employers have in common is the need to evolve their huma... Read more >
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Are You Still Protected By Your Domestic Partnership Agreement?

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
January 31, 2017
Prior to the Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, many same-sex, and even some unmarried opposite sex, couples could attempt to gain rights associated with marriage, such as the right to share in their partner’s income, property, and support, if they contracted for thos... Read more >
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Judge's Ruling Delays Implementation of New Overtime Regulations

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
November 30, 2016
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction delaying the implementation of new overtime regulations increasing the minimum salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from $455 per week to $913 per week, whi... Read more >
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What's New for Long-Term Care Facilities?

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
November 21, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a new rule that revises the requirements that long-term care facilities must fulfill in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  This rule, which becomes effective on November 28, 2016, is the first major update to th... Read more >