Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Phillip W. Smith II has joined the firm. Mr. Smith will concentrate his practice in the areas of real estate law and business law. He will assist clients with the purchase and sale of real estate, land use planning, business formation, contract review, and business transactions.
The necessity of union representation has dwindled as working conditions have improved, federal and state laws protecting workers and ensuring fair work practices have been implemented and enforced, and the structure of the modern workplace has evolved. This article covers three steps an employer should take to implement a union free business philosophy and preserve a union free workplace.
The privacy and cybersecurity are becoming increasingly newsworthy as more and more businesses are suffering hacks and breaches to their networks and valuable data. It is important for every business to have a basic understanding of privacy and cybersecurity issues and their implication on operations.
H. Joseph Cohen, a labor and employment attorney with Barrett McNagny, has received the 2021 Monsignor Thiele Award which recognizes a person who has performed exceptional services on behalf of the United Way of Allen County Inc. The Monsignor Thiele Award Committee nominated Cohen and PNC, as Trustee of the Raymond Rosenberger Award Foundation, selected him as this year’s recipient.
Whenever starting a company, one of the decisions to make is where to form the business. If a business’s primary place of operations will be in Indiana, it certainly makes sense to consider Indiana as a logical state. But other states, most notably Delaware, are often selected for the state of incorporation.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The Act is a $1.9 trillion economic bill designed primarily to provide relief to workers and employers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Larry W. Rudawsky is joining Barrett McNagny as Senior Counsel. He brings over thirty years of experience in the area of employee benefits and has extensive knowledge in the areas of reviewing, developing and implementing defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, employer-sponsored IRA plans and managed IRAs.
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew guidance it previously announced concerning Employers being allowed to offer some benefits to Independent Contractors without running into Employer classification issues. The rule was set to go into effect in March. It would have adopted a new standard concerning classification of Independent Contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Businesses are increasingly relying on their websites as a convenient tool to market, interact with current or potential customers, and transact business. However, as businesses continue to integrate into the online realm, it is imperative businesses monitor their websites to ensure compliance with the evolving legal landscape.
Justin Molitoris, a business and corporate law attorney, obtained the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals identifying him as a certified information privacy professional. This certification demonstrates his familiarity with the federal, state and regulatory legal framework of the United States relating to information privacy and cybersecurity.
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel K. Steinhofer was elected Partner effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Steinhofer represents clients in labor and employment matters, medical practice defense, and general liability defense.
President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (“Act”). The Act is part of a much larger appropriations bill that is over 5,000 pages and includes numerous provisions.
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