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Berman Fink Van Horn E-News
Welcome to BFV E-News. We've prepared the articles, information and updates below to help keep you informed. We believe knowledge is power and we are committed to helping you achieve your business goals. Enjoy! We welcome your feedback .
DOL Issues Final Federal Overtime Rule: 3 Key Changes

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new federal overtime rule is imposing 3 key changes that every employer should know about - and these changes may require immediate action from employers.

Employer Alert: Non-Competes are Under Attack in Certain States

The trend to reign in the use of non-competes continued in 2019. To date, multiple states revised their laws to reduce the types of employees whose post-employment activities can be restricted though non-competes. Employers who operate in multiple states need to keep abreast of changes to non-compete laws, as these changes can have a serious effect on their ability to protect their business interests.

How to Avoid Deadlock in a 50/50 Partnership

When business owners say they want to own the business fifty-fifty, there are a number of provisions that should be taken to help avoid and/or fairly resolve deadlocks that may arise in the operation of their business.

What do you do if you receive a DOL Wage and Liability Inquiry Form?

In recent years, there has been increased scrutiny over independent contractor classification. If you engage workers as independent contractors, you may be faced with a Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Liability form one day. Before submitting a completed form, it is prudent to follow these tips:

GDPR - What are the Model Contract Clauses?

The European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) can also impact U.S. businesses, particularly if you have vendor relationships. Here are some important lessons learned from one client's story that may likely apply to your business ....

The BFV family grows again! Congratulations to Katherine Silverman and her family and Ruari O'Sullivan and his family on the newest additions to their families. We love to watch the BFV family grow!
Non-Compete, Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets Seminars.  Earlier this month, Benjamin Fink, Lea Dearing and Neal Weinrich presented on these topics at a State Bar of Georgia seminar. Later in the month, Ben will also present on non-competes and restrictive covenants in San Francisco. In March, Ben and Lea have been invited to present at the AIPLA 2019 Trade Secret Law Summit. READ MORE
Daniel Park Named Principal.  Congratulations to Daniel Park on being named a Principal at Berman Fink Van Horn. Daniel is an outstanding asset to our team and his clients. Congratulations!

Welcome Brian Sims. A heartfelt welcome to our new Firm Administrator, Brian Sims. We are excited to have Brian on our team.
BFV ranked in 2020 "Best Law Firms." For another consecutive year, BFV ranked in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ® "Best Law Firms" list. In addition, congratulations to Jeff Berman , Benjamin Fink , Charles Van Horn and Ken Winkler for being named to The 2020 Best Lawyers in America list. READ MORE
About Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Berman Fink Van Horn is a full-service law firm that provides legal services to a diverse group of clients in the areas of business and real estate litigation; non-compete and trade secrets;  mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance; labor and employment; banking & creditors' rights; commercial real estate; and general legal services for mid-market companies, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial/start-up endeavors. Our attorneys take great pride in delivering a results-driven, high quality experience based on knowledge, expertise and a personal touch unique to Berman Fink Van Horn.

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