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S-Corporations are a popular form of business “entity”, but what does it really mean and are there special rules you should know about? In this post, we discuss the basics of S-Corps, and, in two weeks, we explore what an “S election” means for your business in the long run.  S-Corp basics: First things first, an S-Corp is not really a special business entity – it’s a tax designation provided by the IRS that the…
Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference, Unilever’s CEO Alan Jope said: “We believe the evidence is clear and compelling that brands with purpose grow. In fact, we believe this so strongly that we are prepared to commit that in the future, every Unilever brand will be a brand with purpose.”  That seems to me to reflect a profound shift in how companies see the roles of their brands and highlights the difference between…
In the past few weeks, there have been a number of stories published in regard to hemp and intellectual property. Since that’s two of our favorite topics at OG+S, this week, we’re providing a brief rundown of each story with links to the original articles: CBD in Wisconsin and Illinois Marijuana Legalization “The High Road” appeared in the Cap Times on August 21st. The article discusses the preparation, anxiety, and legal uncertainties that…
FDA labels for food require a lot of information.  There are two main panels of requirements with lots of sub-requirements: Principal Display Panel Information Panel For the principal display panel (PDP), you need: The statement of identity, or name of the food, and The net quantity statement, or amount of product. In addition to that PDP, there are label statements that are generally required to be placed together, without any intervening material, on the…
The Americans with Disabilities Act probably applies to your company’s website, not just the front door and size of the bathroom. So, while the ADA may not be the first thing you think about when rebuilding your website….maybe it should be? Read on for more information. Does the ADA really apply to my business? Under Title I of the ADA, any business with at least 15 full-time employees that operates for 20 or more…
Our summer clerk comes through again to explain why certain Madison venues are the way they are. He may not appreciate all of the great winter activities available in our fair state and city, but he makes up for it by explaining some of our city’s quirks. Summertime is an excellent time (and one of the only times) to enjoy the outdoors in Madison. There is nothing like looking out across Lake Mendota, Lake Monona,…
Alright everybody, file this one under: “Wow, he really likes video games and cartoons.” After my last fun post about Crazy Taxi, I got to thinking about two more great characters from my childhood – Duke Nukem (of Apogee 3d Realms fame) and Duke Nukem (Captain Planet’s radioactive nemesis). How could two identically named characters both exist during the same time in history and there not be a big fight about it?! A Little Background…
Lots of events have sponsors. Sometimes to be a sponsor, a company or individual pays a fee or provides in kind services. In return, the event or organization tells their audience who is supporting them in the endeavor. Sometimes, it is hard to tell when an entity is being supported by another. This always becomes news around campaign season and music. Musicians often don’t like it when their music is connected to a campaign…
Lots of events have sponsors. Sometimes to be a sponsor, a company or individual pays a fee or provides in kind services. In return, the event or organization tells their audience who is supporting them in the endeavor. Sometimes, it is hard to tell when an entity is being supported by another. This always becomes news around campaign season and music. Musicians often don’t like it when their music is connected to a campaign…
Joseph Beckman, our intrepid summer law clerk, had a question, “Why are some buildings ADA compliant and others not?” And so a research project and blog post came to be! Enjoy the fruits of his labor. When businesses look to move into a space or look to construct a new building , one of the most important considerations to make is compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. These standards…