Tuesday, 23 April 2019 by Merritt Green
This post was originally published in January, 2009. We’re re-posting in case you missed it. Your worst fear has been realized: a former employee with access to your trade secrets or confidential client information has joined a competitor, or has started a new firm in direct competition with yours. What can you do to protect
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 by Merritt Green
This post was originally published in February, 2015. We’re re-posting in case you missed it. Why Employers (and Employees) Need to Pay Attention to the Fair Labor Standards Act Recently, General Counsel, P.C. is getting more (and more) calls for a business litigation attorney regarding alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
This post was originally published in February, 2014. We’re re-posting in case you missed it. Determining the Appropriate Business Entity–Should I Form an LLC or a Corporation? Every potential business owner and service provider should give serious consideration to forming a business entity when they start a business to limit his/her individual liability for the
This post was originally published in July, 2012. We’re re-posting in case you missed it. If your company’s non-compete agreement was not specifically tailored for business/employment relationship, it may be unenforceable In a 2012 decision regarding the enforceability of non-compete agreements, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sent a reminder to
Saturday, 09 March 2019 by Merritt Green
We are proud to announce that our firm has joined IR Global as the exclusive member for Employment Law in Virginia (corporate). IR Global is the fastest growing professional service firm network in the world; providing legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals across 155+ jurisdictions. Our founder, Merritt Green, and General Counsel Law
Happy New Year. A new year is a good time to review and update human resources / employment policies and procedures. Provided below are eight (8) topics that all employers should review. Review and Plan: Most employers understand that HR problems can derail a business operation. Accordingly, business owners/managers should conduct a review of 2018
Thursday, 13 December 2018 by Merritt Green
Dear Clients and Friends, Today, December 13th, General Counsel, P.C. (“GCPC”) celebrates our 14th Anniversary. This would not be possible without the trust, support and loyalty of our clients and friends. Thank you. This anniversary (and, hopefully, many more to come), would also not be possible without GCPC’s attorneys and administrative team. As a law firm,
With Christmas around the corner, employers may be thinking about holiday bonuses for their employees. While such bonuses can help employers show employees appreciation, boost morale, and motivate employees, they may also have unexpected consequences. The biggest concern that may arise from employer holiday bonuses relates to the overtime pay rate for non-exempt employees. Under
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Monday, 29 October 2018 by Merritt Green
In May 2018, Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Under the Act, consumer reporting agencies must provide “national security freezes” free of charge to consumers. These national security freezes restrict prospective lenders from obtaining access to a consumer’s credit report, making it harder for identity thieves to open fraudulent accounts.