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Posts from September 2016.

This scenario will sound familiar. An employee was certified for 12-weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave to be used intermittently over the course of a year. The purpose of the leave was to allow her to recover from recurring migraine headaches (a very common reason for intermittent leave under the FMLA). She repeatedly took leave throughout the year. However ...

Posted in Tax and Finance

In the new Legal Forum Column, Ross D. Cohen discussed how a new LLC can get a Federal Employer ID and identify the correct entity type for tax purposes. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

Question
I formed a new LLC. How do I get a Federal Employer ID number and identify my entity type for tax purposes?

Answer
Generally, a ...

Posted in Litigation

Discovery Is Expensive

Some estimates place the annual cost of the discovery phase in litigation at more than $42 billion a year. Many large companies report annual discovery costs of over $2 million. A large portion of such discovery costs are attributable to discovery disputes – for example, over whether documents or testimony should be provided to an opposing party despite the ...

Posted in Litigation

A well-meaning Act of Congress designed to protect consumers, through nuisance damages, has become a nuclear bomb that can put entire businesses at jeopardy. That statute, known as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), has cost large businesses tens of millions and put smaller businesses into bankruptcy or simply out of business. When Congress enacted the TCPA it provided a ...

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