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The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant

The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant

Finding great candidates for your business may be challenging, but the legal landmines associated with interviewing candidates can be truly hazardous. Compliance with state and federal laws during a company’s interview process is key to protecting a company, and any individual handling interviews should be educated on proper and legal ... Read More »

SEC Finally Adopts Federal Crowdfunding Rules: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

SEC Finally Adopts Federal Crowdfunding Rules: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), by a 3-1 vote, adopted the long-anticipated final rules permitting federal crowdfunding (“Title III Crowdfunding”), providing a potentially attractive capital raising vehicle for small startup companies seeking investors via the Internet. Although the rules will not become effective until sometime ... Read More »

Did the DMCA hinder researchers in discovering VW’s emissions defeat device?

Did the DMCA hinder researchers in discovering VW’s emissions defeat device?

By now, everyone has probably heard about the Volkswagen “emissions scandal” involving the company’s alleged use of software on its vehicles that evaded testing to pass emission standards. Amidst this, several articles and news organizations have speculated that copyright laws prevented researchers from discovering Volkswagen’s defeat device sooner.   The story ... Read More »

Sometimes You Want To Be Ordinary: Restructuring Payment of Past Due Accounts to Avoid Bankruptcy Preference Liability

Sometimes You Want To Be Ordinary: Restructuring Payment of Past Due Accounts to Avoid Bankruptcy Preference Liability

Because bankruptcy filings were up over the past several years, debtors and trustees in those cases are now at the point of filing preference lawsuits in bankruptcy courts across the country.  Relying on Section 547(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, plaintiffs in these lawsuits seek the return of funds received from ... Read More »

Roetzel Recap: Labor Relations

Roetzel Recap: Labor Relations

Company Requesting Specific Level of Production before Wage Increases Forced to Open Books to Union A metal processing company and the United Steel Workers (USW) were engaged in protracted negotiations in an attempt to obtain their first contract. During bargaining, the Company stated that it had to retain a specific ... Read More »

U.S. Department of Labor and Vermont Department of Labor Sign Agreement to Prevent Misclassification of Workers

U.S. Department of Labor and Vermont Department of Labor Sign Agreement to Prevent Misclassification of Workers

The United States Department of Labor has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vermont Department of Labor that is designed to protect employees’ rights by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses. According to the agreement, the agencies are attempting to more effectively and ... Read More »

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