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Growing companies should review their business structure

Setting up a new venture as, say, a sole proprietorship, may have made sense initially — but as a successful company grows, an outdated business structure could mean unnecessary tax and other costs. Ideally, a decision about a business structure ...

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Business attorneys questioning FTC noncompete ban

Noncompete agreement

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent proposal to ban noncompete agreements has rocked the commercial world, leaving some business litigators questioning the wisdom of such a rule as well as its ultimate prospects of surviving review by the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Hiring employers must perform due diligence

Rep. George Santos

Newly sworn-in congressman George Santos admitted to lying about his education and professional career, and now his background and finances are under investigation. If he worked in business, he’d be fired. “If you lie on the application and to me ...

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Judge allegedly sought sex from defendant’s girlfriend for earlier trial date

A former local district court judge in Arkansas is facing criminal charges related to his alleged solicitation of sex in exchange for an earlier trial in a criminal case pending before his court. According to court documents, Thomas David Carruth, ...

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New law provides enhanced tools for retirement

The much-anticipated SECURE Act 2.0 became law late last month, giving all Americans new and enhanced retirement savings tools. SECURE 2.0 was included in the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill and is follow-up legislation to the original SECURE Act (Setting ...

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Experts assess NLRB worker-surveillance memo

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is targeting one of the most contested trends in the workplace: employee monitoring. In October, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo asked the NLRB to apply Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act to ...

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Proposed DOL independent contractor test problematic for employers

Many employers are under the false impression that, by simply calling someone an independent contractor or giving them a “1099,” they can avoid myriad employment-related costs and obligations. But this is not the case, and misclassifying an employee as an ...

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What employers need to know about behavioral health parity rules

With increasing regulatory scrutiny and litigation by employees against employer sponsored group health plans, now would be a good time to find out if your employer-sponsored group health plan is compliant with behavioral health parity rules. In 2008, Congress passed ...

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Take care when using AI in the workplace

Artificial intelligence

When used effectively, artificial intelligence, or “AI,” can eliminate much bias in decision-making. However, when misused, AI may actually promote the same bias it should thwart. Generally, employers use AI in the workplace through supervised machine learning (SML) during the ...

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Prompt Pay Act means business

For executives involved in Massachusetts construction projects, the routine pay applications that are exchanged in the ordinary course of business must now receive their utmost attention — as any failure to reject a pay application in strict accordance with the ...

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