Government Agencies

November 2, 2016

WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE

A Chinese-American restaurateur wished to purchase a second restaurant.  For reasons that are not known but do not matter either, he decided to keep the down […]
July 20, 2016

STILL FIGHTING OVER WHO PAYS

A few statutes provide that the prevailing party receives their attorneys’ fees back from the other side.  One would think that who wins in a lawsuit […]
June 9, 2016

OVERTIME PART 2

Our last blog built on the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime to remind business owners of some basic principles, and warn of some pitfalls. […]
June 6, 2016

OVERTIME RULE CHANGES: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

It has been a couple of weeks since the Department of Labor finalized new rules for overtime compensation.  In our 24/7 news cycle, those changes stayed […]
March 2, 2016

ENDLESS OVERSIGHT (OR HOW BIG BROTHER IS STILL WATCHING YOU)

Executive action is a hallmark of every administration, even more so in a divided government.  So it should be no surprise that 2015 was, and 2016 […]
August 5, 2015

WHEN A SMALL WIN CAN HERALD A BIGGER ONE

It seemed a narrow case, one of those of no interest to anyone but the parties involved.  A law that gave the federal government the right […]
May 29, 2015

STORIES IN MISCONDUCT

To an employer, the words “You can’t fire me! I quit!” are music to the ears.  Employees who quit are ineligible for unemployment.  Those who are […]
May 14, 2015

MAKING NOBODY HAPPY

This past April, the U.S. Supreme Court published yet another opinion dealing with the Administrative State.  The number of opinions in that arena each year is […]
May 8, 2015

DUAL TRACKS

Our firm occasionally confronts the administrative state on our clients’ behalf.   An unexpected consequence of its very existence is that two litigants may at times be […]