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Marijuana is Now Legal in My State, but Is it a 'Lawful Product'?
Patrick J. McMahon, Foley & Lardner LLP
The trend of states legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana use continues to gain momentum. Unfortunately for employers, this also means having to wade through an ever-growing patchwork of
New York Expands Pay Equity Law
James M. Nicholas, Foley & Lardner LLP
On the day that New York State honored the U.S. women’s soccer team for their World Cup victory—a team whose members have publicly demanded pay equity with the U.S. men’s soccer
Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS)
Justin Makso and Kevin Chung, First Republic Private Wealth
Lawmakers are well aware of the significant contributions to economic and job growth made by small businesses. As a direct incentive for starting and investing in small businesses, Congress has
All Employers Should Have a Leave of Absence Policy
Suzanne Dodge, Risk Strategies Company
Employers of all sizes inadvertently put themselves at risk by not having a policy establishing how long to continue benefits during a leave of absence (LOA). So, before the important questions arise
Strengthen Your Family Business With a Family Governance Plan
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Most family businesses take on the characteristics of their founder or founding family, especially in their formative years. As the company grows, the family expands and the founder begins to
Expect More Class Action Lawsuits after CCPA
Rob Rosenzweig, Risk Strategies Company
With the implementation of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to go into effect January 1, 2020, anyone doing businesses with California residents should not only be preparing their digital
How to Make a Family Business Last Generations
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Thomas Calandra, who is in his mid-twenties, is the owner of Calandra Enterprises. At least that’s how he introduces himself to customers and clients of the bakeries, hotels, and restaurants he
Get the Most From Your Board of Directors
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
A board of directors is more than just a legal formality that meets four times a year. When used to its full potential, a well-designed board can help you grow your business, serve your
Estate Tax Strategies for Business Owners
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
In the absence of proper planning, the death of an owner of a closely held business may lead to an estate tax liability that can devastate the business, even with the increased federal estate and
Driving Performance in Financial Services: 3 New Approaches for the Data-Driven Finance Leader
Sage Intacct
Intuitively, many business managers recognize that their decision window has been shrinking with each passing year. Information dissemination has become real-time and on-demand. What is required is