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I graduated from college in May 2009. During that time, “unpaid internships” were all the rage (whether they were legal or not was another consideration all together). As the economy is going though another downturn, I suspect unpaid internships will be on the rise again. While the Department of Labor rules governing unpaid internship programs have certainly gotten more “employer friendly” in recent years, the realities and implications for employers running such programs are considerable.…
Under Section 2104 of the CARES Act, nearly all individuals receiving unemployment benefits could temporarily receive an emergency increase of $600.00 in their weekly benefit. This increased benefit is fully funded by the federal government until July 31, 2020. The federal payments were contingent on the execution of a signed agreement between the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the respective states. As of March 28, 2020, all states had executed agreements in place with the DOL. Illinois and New York were…
Under Section 2104 of the CARES Act, nearly all individuals receiving unemployment benefits could temporarily receive an emergency increase of $600.00 in their weekly benefit. This increased benefit is fully funded by the federal government until July 31, 2020. The federal payments were contingent on the execution of a signed agreement between the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the respective states. As of March 28, 2020, all states had executed agreements in place with the DOL. Illinois and New York were…
Taking a slight break from the current news and topics this week to talk about our favorite topic at OG+S: trademarks. A Little Background: Not every word or phrase in the universe can be trademarked. Specifically, words that are generic or descriptive (without something more) cannot be protected. It sounds complicated, but most of the time, it’s really not. In fact, whether you realize it or not, you intuitively know this already. Time for an…
Taking a slight break from the current news and topics this week to talk about our favorite topic at OG+S: trademarks. A Little Background: Not every word or phrase in the universe can be trademarked. Specifically, words that are generic or descriptive (without something more) cannot be protected. It sounds complicated, but most of the time, it’s really not. In fact, whether you realize it or not, you intuitively know this already. Time for an…
Taking a slight break from the current news and topics this week to talk about our favorite topic at OG+S: trademarks. A Little Background: Not every word or phrase in the universe can be trademarked. Specifically, words that are generic or descriptive (without something more) cannot be protected. It sounds complicated, but most of the time, it’s really not. In fact, whether you realize it or not, you intuitively know this already. Time for an…
The Payroll Protection Program supposedly was taking first applications on April 3, 2020.   I have to admit that I know of no one that got an application in to a bank on that day.   But last week, people were actually getting applications in, and some have already received approvals.  That means that if you are eligible and haven’t talked to your bank yet, you better send an email or call them – yeah, like right…
The Payroll Protection Program supposedly was taking first applications on April 3, 2020.   I have to admit that I know of no one that got an application in to a bank on that day.   But last week, people were actually getting applications in, and some have already received approvals.  That means that if you are eligible and haven’t talked to your bank yet, you better send an email or call them – yeah, like right…
The Payroll Protection Program supposedly was taking first applications on April 3, 2020.   I have to admit that I know of no one that got an application in to a bank on that day.   But last week, people were actually getting applications in, and some have already received approvals.  That means that if you are eligible and haven’t talked to your bank yet, you better send an email or call them – yeah, like right…
There are currently two COVID-19 related acts:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. I know everyone wants to know about the Payroll Protection Program under the CARES Act. We’ve been looking at it and talking to banks, but let’s address the Families First Act first because if you haven’t done the following, you need to act on that promptly. The FFCRA requires companies under…