Closing a Business Transaction with an ADA Physical Obstacles Lawsuit Pending

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. This article focuses on Title III accessibility lawsuits. Title III of the act applies to public places of accommodations, which encompasses most businesses with a physical location open to the public. The intent of the ADA is to eliminates barriers which otherwise prevent the full Read More

What Makes Us Different?

At Trembly Law, we start with why.  It isn’t about us, it’s about our bigger mission – why do we get up every day and bust our tails for our clients.  It’s because we believe that with a thriving small business economy, everyone is better off.  That’s why our mission is to protect the economy, one business at a time.   There are times, however, when you must toot your own Read More

What Is a Conversion Franchise?

Franchise businesses, like many of the large corporations that operate your favorite fast-food chains, are always looking for more efficient ways to open new locations to expand their reach and, ultimately, increase profits. One way franchisors might go about that is to pursue a conversion franchise. Conversion franchising involves an existing business either getting into the fold as a franchise or, in some other Read More

Memorandum of Understanding

In private enterprise, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) is a formal document between two (bilateral) or more (multilateral) parties that outlines general agreements related to future formal negotiations. It is not legally binding, yet is commonly thought of as a stepping stone to a contract that is legally binding. In addition to private enterprise, this document is often used among nations before signing Read More

Coronavirus & the Fair Labor Standards Act (Overtime & Minimum Wage)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposes minimum wage and overtime requirements on most employers. Many employers are currently considering various options to address the financial recession being caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  In an effort to help employers minimize potential issues with the FLSA, here are six topics for employers to consider when making employment decisions during this Read More

The CARES Act Decoded for Employers

(CARES Act Provisions as of March 26, 2020) In the early hours of the morning on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the United States Senate passed the highly anticipated (and updated) Economic Relief Plan (CARES Act), building upon the earlier versions of the CARES Act.  It is a third round of federal government support in wake of the Coronavirus public health crisis sand economic fallout. We now wait on the Read More

SBA Disaster Loans, Straight Facts

Loan amounts will be up to $2.0 million for a business applicant and all its affiliatesThey will use credit scores in their decisions for approvalRates for businesses will be 3.75% fixed for 30 yearsAll loans will have a repayment term of 30 years - payments can be deferred for the first 12 monthsIn a Phase I application (which will be most businesses) the maximum loan amount will be 50% of their gross profit from Read More

Coronavirus, Employment Law & The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Families First Act”)[1]

We have received numerous questions from employers (from small to larger companies) about The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Families First Act”) a.k.a. H.R. 6210. In an effort to educate business owners on the significant requirements set forth in this Act, we have compiled answers to some of the frequently asked questions we are receiving.  1. What is the Families First Act? It is an act that Read More

From a Working-Mom & Litigator: We can do this!

I’m Veronica. I am the Chair of the Litigation Department at Trembly Law Firm. I’ve been a litigator since 2012. I am a mother to a energetic and rambunctious 3 year old boy named Leon. My husband works as a producer of a morning radio show that starts at 6am. I am tired. I was tired before the coronavirus pandemic. And after 4 full days of working from home while taking care of my son, I am even more tired. My Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Wage Theft Claims–Before You Lay Off or Furlough your Employees, Remember to Pay Them for the Time They’ve Worked

In the midst of making the emotionally wrecking decision to institute a furlough or layoff, many business owners forget or neglect certain logistical matters. One such matter that can cause unnecessary headaches is forgetting to pay these employees for work they have already done Not only can this result in an overtime or minimum wage claim, but many municipalities have enacted “wage theft” ordinances. To illustrate Read More

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