Can a Non-Profit Entity’s Employees also be Volunteers?

On May 2, 2018, I wrote For-Profit Companies Must Pay “Volunteers.”  I wanted to help entrepreneurs understand that the people who provide something of value to their companies must be compensated for it.

Website Security and Privacy – Do’s and Don’ts

The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 27, 2018 https://bit.ly/2pIAQIW that it has settled a complaint it had filed against Venmo, PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment service, for misrepresentations to consumers about its website security and privacy settings.

Want to Avoid Getting Sued? Get it in Writing!

I recently asked several litigation attorneys if they had identified any trends in the business world regarding the kinds of conduct that was getting people sued. I got a wide range of answers, but the common theme was: a failure to get an agreement in writing.

Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!

Is your business ready to move into its first or next office space? Here are five things you need to understand before you make a costly mistake in the selection … Continue reading Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!

Revised Rules for Unpaid Internships

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released its Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-2, which adopts a new seven factor “Primary Beneficiary” test several federal appeals courts have used … Continue reading Revised Rules for Unpaid Internships

Social Media Traps for Employers

Employers can get in big trouble by using social media in these ways (among others): 1. Checking a job applicant’s LinkedIn profile or other social media account. Doing so creates … Continue reading Social Media Traps for Employers

The Managerial Overtime Exemption, and How to Keep It – 2018 Update

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees at least minimum wage for every hour (or fraction) worked, and to pay overtime (at time-and-a-half) for all time exceeding 40 hours in a week.

Legal Risks for Home Sellers who Have Home Surveillance Systems

Legal Risks for Home Sellers who Have Home Surveillance Systems What is a Home Surveillance System? More and more homeowners have installed surveillance systems in their homes, sometimes without realizing … Continue reading Legal Risks for Home Sellers who Have Home Surveillance Systems