Hi! I’m Michael Oswald. I am a business guy who also happens to be a lawyer. I love living in Boise, Idaho! I’ve also had the pleasure of living in Silicon Valley, Colorado Springs, Austin, and Orange County, CA. I started this blog so business owners and senior execs could find actionable guidance on common legal issues. Titles of posts I have previously written include: “The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It,” “Using a Sales Contract that speeds up Getting to Yes,” and “Tone at the Top is Vital for Preventing Sexual Harassment!” I provide a wide range of business-savvy legal services to small and medium companies and nonprofits. I am also certified to teach Real Estate Law by the Idaho Real Estate Commission. My favorite thing to do for a business is to take their standard sales contract and strip it down from an unintelligible 20-page monstrosity to a concise, 3-page doc that is easy for their customers to understand and to sign! I have experience in a number of industries, including Real Estate, Construction, Defense, and Technology (Hardware, Software and E-Commerce). I look forward to collaborating with you!

CDC Eviction Moratorium has two Strikes Against It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued a nationwide injunction last year against certain evictions for nonpayment of rent as part of its efforts to contain the spread of COVID 19. Two separate Federal District Courts, using different legal theories, have ruled against the CDC’s use of the moratorium.

Reasons to be Reasonable About Reasonable Accommodations

Eric B. Meyer with Reasonable Accommodations 101.

Eric B. Meyer of The Employer Handbook posted this on 3/01/2021: Rather than pay about $2,000 to install automatic doors, an employer loses a $650K disability discrimination verdict instead.

Why Every Employer Needs a Call-in Policy

In my blog post of 12/10/2020 titled Are Your Telework Policies Ready for the New Year? I mentioned that Jeff Novak is another great employment law resource. Well, Jeff strikes again!

Health Care Law Enforcement – What you Need to Know for 2021

The Mintz Levin https://www.mintz.com/ law firm is an excellent source of updates on business law. I subscribe to several of their newsletters and regularly attend their continuing legal education webinars.