Careful Drafting to Limit Liability
In the world of commercial contracts, uncertainty benefits no one. Ok, maybe it benefits commercial litigators by giving them plenty of ambiguity to fight over. But everyone else is better off knowing what to expect, even if it isn’t their preferred outcome.Many...
Managing Third-Party Contract Risk
Who will pay if this deal goes sideways? The answer isn’t just in your contract. It’s also about the reality that will play out in the event someone else is harmed as a result of the products or services that are changing hands. For practical tips, check out Rebecca...
Give that arbitration clause a second look…
Mandatory arbitration provisions fall within the “big hairy problem” category of boilerplate contract clauses. Not because they are particularly complex; though they can be. But because the calculus involved in deciding whether and when to require arbitration of...
There are a few clauses that can be used as-is in almost any contract, but most of the language we call “boilerplate” is anything but one-size-fits-all. Why do we call it boilerplate? Check out the first installment in a series of articles we will be rolling out in...
Top Three Reasons D.C. Employers Should Update Policies in Response to D.C.’s Paid Family Leave Program
Employers need to act to comply with D.C.’s Paid Family Leave regulations. Employers should revise their policies and practices to avoid overpaying for PFL.
D.C. Paid Family Leave Notice: Action Item for Employers
Update and action item regarding D.C.’s Paid Family Leave Law: D.C. employers are required to post this notice published by the D.C. Department of Employment Services in their worksites by February 1, 2020. In addition, this notice must be...
D.C. Paid Family Leave Compliance Update
Starting July 1, 2019, the District of Columbia will collect taxes from all private sector employers in the District to fund a new Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit. Here is what you need to know.
Will It Pay To Come Clean? Practical Considerations For DOL’s PAID Program
On April 3, 2018, the U.S Department of Labor launched a pilot program designed to encourage employers to self-report minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Click the image above for Jacky’s thoughts on its implications.
Clarian Launch Party!
Friends and colleagues in the Washington, DC area celebrated the official launch of Clarian Counsel with an evening of wine, cheese, and chocolate in Logan Circle. It was great fun re-connecting and making new friends. And those who stayed for a few (more) glasses of wine got to meet Rebecca’s pups when they were finally allowed to mingle downstairs.
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