March 2019

Memorized client list is “confidential information”

Christina L. Lewis provides insight into the importance of the judge's decision in Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC v. Callinan, et al..

United States Department of Labor Rescinds 80-20 Rule for Tipped Employees

Employers in the restaurant industry are all familiar with the “80/20 Rule.” If an employee works in an occupation that customarily and regularly generates a certain minimum amount of tips per month, the Fair Labor Standards Act permits employers to pa…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Overtime Regulation

On March 7, 2019, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which would raise the annual minimum salary threshold for white collar workers to not have to be paid overtime, from $23,660 ($455 …

Growing Pains: Employers Grappling with Marijuana in the Workplace

2018 was a busy year for the marijuana industry in the Northeast. Vermont legalized recreational marijuana, while Massachusetts saw the opening of the Commonwealth’s first recreational marijuana stores. These developments reflect a pattern as more states…

February 2019

Trademark Clearance Searching: Avoid Legal Risks and Realize Cost Savings

Trademark clearance searching is valuable because it allows you to get ahead of obstacles and avoid potential legal issues before they arise and before your company invests time and resources in developing its trademark. Consider the set-back you would exp…

Protecting Your Brand in the Cannabis Industry: 5 Practical Tips

A valuable form of legal protection for many brand owners is a federal trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). A federal trademark registration provides its owner several legal benefits, such as nationwide rights and…