Archive for the ‘Small Business Litigation’ Category

Under New York State law, businesses with fewer than fifty full time employees are not legally mandated to provide a company health insurance plan.  Employers with fifty or more full time employees that chose not to offer coverage could face financial penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provision.  However, for […]

If you are running a small business, employing interns for extra help may seem like a win-win situation. College students can gain valuable real world experience, and employers can have a few extra hands around at little or no cost. As competition in the job market increases, many young adults look to internships as a […]

Every business owner knows how important trademarks are to protecting their brand, or intellectual property.  However, sometimes it makes good marketing sense to allow another company to use the trademark without selling or transferring the rights to it.  This is called a licensing agreement and may be a profitable business arrangement for the licensor who […]

If you are starting your own business, depending on the nature of it, you may consider having your employees sign a non-compete clauses.  This can either be included in the contract or presented separately.  This would prevent an employee from leaving your business, and starting a similar one in competition with yours.  Generally, a non-compete […]

If your business is facing harm due to the conduct of another business or person, immediate relief is necessary.  Whether a competitor is violating your trademark or patent rights, breached a contract, sharing trade secrets, or is attempting to put you out of business, an injunction is the remedy for such scenarios.  An injunction is […]

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