If you have recently started a business or are in the process of growing it, it is likely that you are looking for additional businesses and organizations in which to work with and from which to purchase goods. With over 300,000 wholesale distributors in the United States, the question arises, “Where are the best places to look for additional business?”
There is a serious confidence that comes from having sound legal counsel for your business legal matters. This piece of mind cannot be replaced.
Three main reasons legal counsel will always outperform online templates are as follows:
It has been nearly a decade since the mortgage crisis exploded in the U.S. and it does not appear to be over yet! Read more
As the accuracy and precision of technology improves, tech companies struggle to answer unavoidable and complex questions. Whether they want to or not, companies face the challenge to find a balance between the privacy rights of individual users and the national security interest of the entire public. This is most clearly demonstrated in the current stand-off between the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) and leading tech company, Apple, due to Apple’s encryption software.
It is undeniable that contracts are used in business across the globe. Established business owners may have considered the idea of having employees sign an employment contract. Although it is important to ensure that expectations are clear for all parties, there are three considerations that you should be sure to keep in mind. This is because contracts are not created to protect only employers, yet also to protect employees. Three important considerations include, although not limited to, the following:
The story of Cuba and the United States is headed for yet another historic chapter in its history. When President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016, he announced his plans to lift the 50-year embargo on Cuba. President Obama has worked to improve relations with Cuba since December 2014. On January 27, 2016, new regulations that expanded the list of exports to Cuba were issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). In addition, there were also amendments to how U.S. entities can finance its exports to Cuba, air carrier services, and travel to the island. These are part of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
In the United States today, the majority of Americans use credit and debit cards and students are no different. Often times students receive their first card when they enter a college or university. These cards are school sponsored credit cards. The schools are required by law to comply with the consumer protection laws when offering school sponsored credit cards. In December of 2015, the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent warning letters notifying 17 higher education institutions that they have to improve disclosure of credit card agreements as required by law.
All colleges and universities are required to comply with the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD). Rule 15 U.S.C. § 1650(f)(1), known as the CARD Act, necessitates that all institutions of higher education must disclose publicly any contract or agreement made with a credit card issuer or a creditor whose intent is to market a credit card. 12 CFR § 1026.57(b); Comment 1026.57(b)-1 sets forth the guidelines for compliance:
For those new to our series, let us tell you a bit more! Our View from the Top series is when we take a scheduled departure from our regular blog content. We sit-down and talk with individuals who are having a local, national, or global impact in our community. We ask these individuals to share a bit about the challenges they faced on the road to success and advice they would give others. This a chance for Gonzalo Law to reach out to “game changers” and allow them to share their insights with our business and institutional clients. Our goal is to help clients maximize their success by implementing key insights.
Technological advancements have given rise to new issues regarding privacy in health care. It is very important that organizations understand and comply with these frequenty changing health care rules. Failure to comply can lead to hefty fines for your organization. The three important rules that your organization should be aware of are the Security Rule, The Privacy Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule.
The accidents caused by firearms continue to rise in the United States. This week, the federal government has decided to take action to reduce the number of firearms obtained by ineligible individuals. The people who fall into this category of “ineligible” include convicted felons, perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as individuals who suffer from mental health challenges that risk harm to themselves or others. The question then becomes how institutions will properly comply with federal healthcare privacy laws under HIPPA and also meet the objective of these executive orders.