Locked and Loaded Depositions

In March 2016, a colleague of mine took a deposition with a somewhat unusual twist. Shortly into the deposition, the witness confidently and intentionally made it known on the record that he was carrying a handgun. Although no overt threat was made, the point of the statement was clear – intimidation. The opposing attorney handled the situation wonderfully – he … Read More

New Stimulus Package Takes FFCRA from Mandatory to Optional

As this is a fast moving topic, please note that this article is current as of 12/28/20.For contact information, please click here. After some delay, President Trump signed the latest COVID-19 stimulus package into law. Two sections of the legislation that impact business owners are changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).[1] Enacted in April … Read More

Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Extends Title VII Protections to the LGBTQ Community

Today the Supreme Court of the United States held that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  In its landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia the Supreme Court interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for those of the LGBTQ community in the … Read More