FTC Issues New Ruling on Non-Compete Agreements – How will this Affect You or Your Business?

In April of 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a new ruling on the enforceability of non-compete agreements. Over the course of several years including a notice and comment period that contained over 26,000 public comments, the FTC has decided to issue a new rule banning non-compete agreements in

Corporate Transparency Act

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) goes into effect on January 1, 2024. The CTA will impact corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other similar entities. These entities are known as reporting companies. The CTA is designed to capture more information about the ownership of specific entities operating in or

Time for an Estate Planning Tune-Up

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to consider estate planning. Why not make it your New Year’s Resolution this year? Granted, discussing estate planning is not the most fun or exciting thing that you can do, but this is a

From the State House to Your House

With the legislative session at an end, it is important to take a look at some of the laws that passed that might affect our clients. House Bill 112 is an extension of liability relief for healthcare providers, facilities, and businesses that was originally passed in 2020 as Senate Bill

New Year, New Laws

With the new year, there comes a host of new laws that go into effect, and 2020 is no different.  There are several new laws that will impact Georgians on a daily basis.  Some of the new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020 are: Senate Bill 65

New Statewide Business Court Will Offer More Options to Clients

House Bill 239, which establishes a statewide business court, became law on May 7, 2019. This business court is modeled off the business courts that had been put into place in the Metro Atlanta area beginning in 2005. The court should begin operations in January 2020, with first cases starting

Worker Classification as an Independent Contractor or Employee

In today’s modern workplace, where workers are not always located on-site, may have more autonomy, and may prefer not to be “employed” in the usual sense, employers must remain vigilant to properly classify their workers.  Employers are ultimately responsible for properly classifying workers with state and federal agencies, taxing authorities,

Understanding the Key Differences Between Trademark and Copyright Law

Trademarks and copyrights can be confusing subjects, but they have the potential to be very valuable assets to you and your business. While the two are often confused, there are important differences between them. Trademarks are designed to protect the identifier of a product, service, or its provider.  This can