Author: Tara A. Speer

FTC Bans Employment Non-Competes Nationwide

By Tara A. Speer on April 24th, 2024

Posted in Business & Commercial Law, Business & Corporate, Employment Law, Franchise, Legal Updates

After a year of uncertainty, the FTC has issued a Final Rule banning employment non-competes nationwide. The Commission has determined that non-competes themselves constitute an unfair method of competition in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act. Citing to wage suppression, stifling innovation, and inhibiting start-up creation as factors,… Continue reading

FTC Issues Penalty Offenses Concerning Money Making Opportunities to Hundreds of Franchise Companies

By Tara A. Speer on January 25th, 2022

Posted in Business & Corporate, Franchise

 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has kept itself busy as of late, issuing a series of notices to over 1,000 businesses (many of them franchise companies) advising them that they could face civil penalties for conduct that the FTC has deemed unlawful. The Notice of Penalty Offenses Concerning Money-Making Opportunities… Continue reading

Regulating Romance: How to Manage Workplace Relationships

By Tara A. Speer on February 21st, 2014

Posted in Employment Law

Whether we like it or not, romance in the workplace often is inevitable. Most people spend more of their waking hours with their co-workers than anyone else in their lives. In light of that, it is not beyond comprehension that, on occasion, a romantic relationship will result. However, while the employees in question may be basking in the light of new found love, the company’s administration may not view the relationship with the same amount of fervor. In fact, work place romances can create myriad issues and can easily turn into a HR nightmare if not handled properly. Continue reading

Declaratory Judgment Actions: Combating the Coverage Denial Letter

By Tara A. Speer on March 16th, 2012

Posted in Insurance Coverage & Liability

Suffering a first party insurance loss or facing a lawsuit from a third party can be two of the most difficult and unsettling experiences for an individual or business. To add to the turmoil, being told by the insurance company that there is no coverage for the claim can be enough to turn that bad situation into an unbearable one. The daunting prospect of being forced to navigate the financial or legal landscape alone is overwhelming. On top of that, finding out that the money you spent on insurance premiums does not provide the necessary coverage when it is needed most is like adding insult to injury. Rest assured, there may still be hope. Continue reading

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