PLDO Law Blog

Employment Law

OFF-THE-CLOCK WAGE CLAIMS ON THE RISE

A very recent decision in a federal district court case highlights the risk of off-the-clock wage claims. Andrews v. Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc., C.A. No. 15-11873-TSH (D. Mass Sept. 28, 2017) (Hillman, D.J.). In that case, a Massachusetts roofing contractor...

CAN A CYBERATTACK EXCUSE PERFORMANCE UNDER A CONTRACT?

One of the biggest threats businesses now face are cyberattacks and ransomware. Daily, we see headlines about companies and government agencies being hit with ransomware attacks that cripple victims until they either pay the ransom or rebuild their systems. No sector...

CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEGOTIATING COMMERCIAL LEASES

While some of the provisions contained in commercial lease agreements may be considered commonplace or “boilerplate” language, there are certain issues that require specific attention, depending upon your position in such transactions as the landlord/lessor or the...

PLANNING FOR THE MORTALITY OF A CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESS

When launching a new business venture, it is likely (and more fun) to focus on strategic planning, growth and implementation. However, it is vital in the early stages to give serious consideration to an exit strategy and business succession plan. Business structures...