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Process and Requirements of Women-Owned Small Business Certification
The federal government, states, and some cities set aside a percentage of funding to help women-owned businesses. In fact, in 2021, the federal government set aside 5% of its annual spending for businesses that obtained a Small Business Association (“SBA”) Women-Owned Certification (WOSB). Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Startup
Key Considerations on How to Sell Your Business
No matter the reason, when selling a business, it is important that the business owner and advisors understand the broader reasons for the sale to ensure that the deal is structured to achieve the seller's goals. Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales/Disputes, Tax, Tax Disputes
Women Owned Small Business Certification Program - Part Two: Certification and Benefits
This is the second part in a series discussing the Women Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) certification program with the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). Part One summarizes the eligibility requirements.
This post, Part Two, briefly reviews the certification process and the benefits of certification. Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Did you Know?
Virtual Panel: TikTok, WeChat & More: Talking Tech and IP in The U.S. & China
The U.S. and China compete for global dominance in the areas of tech and innovation; however, in an era of global firms and global citizens they must also learn to cooperate. Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Intellectual Property, Technology
HIPAA Compliance Considerations During the Pandemic
This article has been updated with new information since it was originally published on November 16, 2020.
As health care providers continue to face new challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for providers to maintain compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Although the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has loosened some requirements to allow health care providers flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the patient protections under the HIPAA Privacy Rule have remained intact. Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Cybersecurity, Electronic Health Records, HIPAA
Minimizing Cybersecurity Risks for Remote Workers
With more employees working remotely for the foreseeable future, a resulting increase in spoofing and other hacking attempts is becoming a very common and real threat. It is imperative for a business to have the proper protection policies and procedures in place.
In the following video, moderated by Patricia Scott, attorneys Taylor Gast and Robert Hamor discuss ways to minimize risk and avoid disaster as more employees work remotely. This video touches on the recent rise in computer hacking attempts, along with a discussion on strategies to protect businesses and employees.
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This video is for general information purposes only and IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. If you seek legal counsel or need help in determining how this information applies to a specific situation, contact a Foster Swift business & tax law attorney before taking any action.
Categories: Compliance, Cybersecurity, Digital Assets
The Impact of PPP Loans on Mergers & Acquisitions
With the addition of new rules from the SBA (Small Business Administration), business & tax law attorneys Taylor Gast and Mike Zahrt discuss these updates regarding the impact of PPP Loans on Mergers & Acquisitions activity. Read More ›
Categories: Alerts and Updates, Compliance
Latest Trend in Executive Compensation: To Include Diversity & Inclusion or Not?
Companies are increasingly tying executive compensation to diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) initiatives in an effort to increase female and minority representation among the workforce and management. Despite progress in recent years, an overwhelming majority of executives in the United States remain Caucasian males. Many companies have previously adopted diversity measures at the directorship-level; however a lack of diversity remains at the management level and among the rank and file employees. Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Employment, Inspirational, Liability
Legal Impact of a Pandemic - Interview with John Mashni
Attorney John Mashni discusses several topics affecting Michigan businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic during an interview with mConnexions' Principal Strategist, Julie Holton. Mashni offers some insight for businesses dealing with issues such as cybersecurity, contract enforcement, and employment. You can view the entire interview below. Please visit our Coronavirus Task Force Page for more resources related to this ongoing situation.
Categories: Compliance, Contracts, Cybersecurity, Employment, Tax
Three Steps to Forming an LLC
A limited liability company (“LLC”) provides many benefits and protection to its owners. When forming an LLC there are several steps you should take. Below are three key steps to setting up your LLC. Read More ›
Categories: Compliance, Contracts, Entity Selection, Organization & Planning, Startup
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