2020

May 10, 2020
Consumer credit reports are typically available only with consumer consent and for a permissible business purpose. One notable exception permitted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – is when a valid court order has been issued, requesting the consumer’s credit file. Law firms and attorneys often need these types of

Apr 06, 2020
As a nation we are all adjusting to a new normal because of the COVID-19 national emergency. The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was passed by Congress and signed by the President last week. It was enacted to

Mar 01, 2020
On February 25, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released its final joint employer rule that favorably defines joint employer conditions, so that entities such as franchisees and their franchisor will generally not be considered to be joint employers going forward. This NLRB ruling follows the Department of Labor similarly

Feb 17, 2020
Every year about three hundred new franchise brands are launched in the United States alone. The franchisee applicant pays the franchisor a franchise fee, and must also have sufficient liquidity and net worth, in order to

Jan 14, 2020
On Sunday, January 12, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule that defines joint employment situations in a manner, so that entities such as franchisees and their franchisor will likely not be considered to be joint employers going forward. The ruling utilizes a four-factor test that analyzes

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