Many begin the new year with optimism and hope, and this is reflected in the creation of new businesses. More new businesses are created just after the new year than at any other time of the year. Before you launch your new business venture, there ar
On September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published a proposed rule that may revise how an independent contractor is classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Currently. the FLSA does not specifically define the term “independent
Lee Winkelman joined business coach Michael Krager on his “Teach Your Business to Fish” podcast to discuss how lawyers can add value to small businesses.
In accordance with the Texas Supreme Court’s Twelfth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster as declared by Governor Greg Abbott, this Court issues this “First Extension of Order Regarding Settings in the 410th District Court.”This O
 Lee Winkelman joined J.J. Hollie, President of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other employment law considerations for small businesses during COVID-19.
One of the first roll outs of relief was the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act (“FFCRA”) which included advance fefunding of the payroll credit required for paid sick leave. This allowed for an employer to claim refundable tax credits for emer
Rebates or “Stimulus Checks”This is probably the most commonly misunderstood portion of the CARES Act due to the vast amount of misinformation circulating.Under the CARES Act individuals will be allowed a refundable credit against 2020 income taxes,
Just as it did in other areas, the CARES Act makes some clarifications to previous Corona related relief packages – including the Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. Several of these clarifications
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act officially became law after being signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020. While many misunderstandings of the new relief package have started circulating the internet, it is the go
On March 18, 2020, the President signed the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act." Notably, the law requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees and all public employers to provide at least 10 days of paid sick leave to all full- and
As of January 1, 2020, employees you thought were exempt from overtime may not be. As a new decade dawned, the Department of Labor's (DOL) long-anticipated updated overtime rule (announced in September 2019) went into effect. The new rule, which chan...
CLIENT ADVISORY BULLETINThe Department of Treasury's recently issued Proposed Regulations under Section 2704 once they become final would adversely impact the estate planning for some business owners by eliminating certain valuation discounts as well...
I would guess that for the vast majority of the people who moved to The Woodlands some of the primary reasons were to enjoy a quieter life style the hustle and bustle of Houston could not provide and a better place to raise and educate a family. It i...
Today, nearly all successful businesses have websites. As part of the process of building a website, most companies hire an attorney experienced in contracts and business law to draft "Terms of Use" that govern the relationship between the company an...