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Yearly Archives: 2016

Ninth Circuit Validates USDOL Tip Pool Rules

February 2016 | Blog |

In a surprising decision, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit validated the 2011 Rule by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) prohibiting tip pooling programs that include “back of the house” employees and other workers who are not customarily and regularly tipped (e.g., cooks, dishwashers).

Noncompete Agreements Becoming Obsolete?

February 2016 | Blog |

The state House of Representatives may soon send noncompete agreements down the way of the dodo bird . . . toward extinction.

The Rules on Who Can Invest in Your Startup May Be Changing!

January 2016 | Blog |

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is taking a fresh look at the “accredited investor” definition with regard to Rule 506 (the securities registration exemption upon which most startups rely when raising angel and venture capital money). This could affect your ability to raise money for your startup.