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Arbitration in sexual harassment claims under a critical spotlight

It is certainly important for a law firm retained by a commercial entity to be trial-hardened and always ready to take an employment law matter to court should other dispute resolution methods be unavailing.

That is true concerning virtually every type of employer-worker conflict that can arise in the workplace. Litigation acumen can materially influence results in matters ranging from wage/hour issues and intellectual property protection to termination disputes, discrimination claims and more.

Notable regulatory business climate in 2018, say pundits, Part 2

A recent Accounting Today spotlighting of America's contemporary business universe expresses overall optimism. It additionally cites numerous opportunities that seem to reasonably beckon for many enterprises.

At the same, time, though, it adds a caveat grounded in uncertainty that counsels sober thought on the part of company principals and entrepreneurs. The piece states that those individuals -- especially small business owners -- need to be especially prudent in 2018 owing to an "ever-changing regulatory landscape."

2018 shaping up as busy year from a business regulation standpoint

The business world is obviously a realm that wards off the faint of heart. Many smart entrepreneurs obviously prosper mightily through sound planning and application, but they must anticipate and effectively deal with material challenges virtually every step of the way.

The American commercial sector is wondrously complex. Moreover, that complexity is further and routinely added to by a close and evolving interplay of municipal, state and federal laws. It is just a flat imperative for any company principal to both foresee and proactively stay on top of the changes.

Business owners eye new tax changes as 2018 progresses

"[P]ennies add up."

Although that perhaps sounds like an adage uttered by Benjamin Franklin, it is actually a base economic reality delivered recently by the owner of a small business. That individual is enthused thus far in 2018 by recently delivered federal tax cuts that he says are empowering him to make some growth-linked decisions that he previously could not.

Message: Your employee handbook is seeking some attention.

Many seasoned employment law attorneys who help business principals proactively and successfully deal with workplace challenges inevitability use the word "complex" when talk turns to employment-related matters.

Indeed, we do on our website at the Reston-based commercial law firm of David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP. In fact, we note therein that employers' interactions and disputes with workers are often "extremely complex."

2018: Year of doom or opportunity for nation's retailers?

A bit of both.

That succinct weigh-in regarding how things will collectively play out for the legions of existing and potential retail businesses in the metro Washington, D.C., area and nationally might make for an apt description of 2018 and its impact on the American business retail landscape.

Christmas knock-off gifts can hurt brands

The holiday season, now in its prime, is often a windfall for businesses. Many people are in the mood to shop, whether for their loved ones or themselves. Shoppers have hunted the best discounts and sales during December, boosting sales, but can also increase the amount of knock-off products on the market.

Particularly for popular toys or luxury goods, faulty replicas can damage a brand’s image and decrease profits. Parents could search for a toy without knowing which brand produces the item the child wants, leading to an off-brand disappointment. Online shops can be filled with fake makeup palettes, poorly constructed sneakers and cheap purses with a designer logo simply sewn onto the lining.

Opinion: 2018 could be a rocket launch for American business growth

Predictions regarding the upcoming months are about as common this time each year as are resolutions. We pass along a few in today's post that were recently made in one business article.

This one will get things started: 2018 could be a firecracker of a year for American business transactions.

Love, marriage & business interests: Tips to protect the company

Entrepreneurs work hard to get their business up and running. For those who find success, a number of steps can be taken to help better ensure their business interests are protected from various threats. Litigation resulting from an injury or contract issue are two examples, but business owners should also take steps to shelter their business interests from divorce.

Before the marriage: Steps to protect business

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