Posts Tagged ‘business law attorney’

During the holiday season, you may find that you need extra help in operating your business.  In this case, many businesses employ seasonal workers for a limited duration of only a few weeks.  Both employers benefit by having the extra hands available during a busy time, and employees benefit from being able to make extra […]

Making the decision to fire an employee can often be a difficult one.  Additionally, many employers worry about the possibility of litigation arising from such an action.  However, there are many instances in which firing an employee may be necessary for the company.  For example, if an employee is not performing their duties in a […]

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 […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. The past several weeks have seen significant rulings related to policies promulgated by the US Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Each has been very active in issuing new regulations and initiating enforcement actions against employers on behalf of employees. During the first term of President […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. Many companies are well aware that the law imposes certain obligations on your businesses pertaining to their transactions with vendors and consumers. The mantra “Know Your Customer” best sums up your responsibilities to maintain appropriate records and monitor transactions for possible fraud and criminal activity. These responsibilities include requirements under […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. Wireless phones have come quite a long way from the days of the beige “candybar” shaped phone and the “bag” phone Today, phones small enough to fit in your pocket can surf the web, send and receive e-mail, text messages and social network updates from virtually anywhere. Indeed, technology has […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. A few years ago, Yelp began flagging reviews that it believed were paid for by businesses hoping to boost their popularity on the website. These actions were the result of a growing concern that the parties are trying to manipulate ratings on review websites in order to attract additional business. […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. Suppose your store sells a vacuum to a customer. While processing the paperwork, the accounting department determines the consumer owes the store additional payment. The consumer claims that he gave the additional payment to the credit manager, who denies receiving it. The sales manager calls the consumer demanding payment. After […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has brought enforcement actions against automobile dealerships regarding their online advertising practicaes. The most discussed enforcement action targeted dealers who made claims related to negative equity online. Afterwards there was some confusion as to the extent of the FTC’s application of consumer protection laws to […]

by Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. In the few short years since the launch of the iPad, tablet computers (or “tablets”) have achieved widespread adoption by consumers and businesses, some manufacturers have developed applications to assist their franchisees in offering consumers a more dynamic shopping experience. Today, businesses of all sizes are developing ways to use […]

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