COMPUTER HACKED? IT MAKES YOU WannaCry, DOESN’T IT?

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By:   Pamela A. Lee, Esquire           PLee@dioriosereni.com If you’ve never heard of ransomware before a few weeks ago, it is likely that the recent cyberattack-using the malware called WannaCry-brought your attention to your vulnerability of a cyberattack. Until now, your focus may have been limited to your vulnerability of catching some […]

Feeling Conflicted: Are Human Resources Departments Properly Able to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints in the Workplace?

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire Mfry@dioriosereni.com Recently at the Women in the World Conference, attorney Nancy Erica Smith warned, “HR is not your friend. HR will not help you.” Ms. Smith recently represented former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in her sexual harassment suit against network founder Roger Ailes. “The first call you make is to […]

Read the Small Print – Beware of Arbitration Agreements in Business and Consumer Contracts

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com Applying for a credit card; leasing a car; getting your loved one admitted into a nursing home; or getting a checking or savings account with a local bank. What do they all have in common? The agreements you are required to sign for each most likely contain arbitration clauses […]

Pennywise and Pound Foolish – An Unfortunate Lesson Learned

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Several years ago a friend of mine started his own business. He told me that he was having some issues with the lease and with the township that required modifications to his new location. I offered my firm’s services, but because he believed he could negotiate the issues himself and save […]

A Culture of Compliance – How to Keep Your Business Running the Way it Should

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Last week I sat on a panel with several prominent Pennsylvania attorneys who came to talk about necessary and regular practices that every business needs to stay compliant with the law and ultimately become successful in his or her business. In the midst of scandals such as the Volkswagen and […]

Breaking News: More Salaried Employees Are Entitled To Overtime Pay

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com The U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule today under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) which doubles the threshold at which employees are exempt from overtime pay to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. Clock with work overtime text 3d render What does this mean? It means that employees […]

The Top Four Business Practices to Help Avoid a Lawsuit

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By:    Matthew H. Fry, Esquire   mfry@dioriosereni.com Lawsuits are unfortunately part of doing business. However, there are ways to minimize litigation by preventing lawsuits altogether or by taking steps to preserve evidence to defend your company. This will decrease costs by either preventing or limiting protracted and expensive litigation. 1.  Maintain Consistent Work Policies.  Businesses should establish […]

Shhhh – It’s A Secret! The New “Defend Trade Secrets” Act

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By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire            lmikula@dioriosereni.com On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “Act”).  The Act facilitates the process for protecting trade secrets by allowing a trade secret holder to assert a federal claim in the federal court system for claims of wrongful misappropriation or use of […]

Why Every Small Business Needs a Good Business Attorney

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com In the age of do-it-yourself websites and preprinted legal forms, many small business owners may believe that consulting with a business lawyer is not necessary when starting up or operating their business. While it is true that the websites and preprinted legal forms can be a useful starting […]

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