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Banks vs. Private Lenders: The Basics of Financing Options for Small Businesses

By:  Diva Bole, Esquire Most small business owners will, at some point in the lifespan of their businesses, need to obtain financing in order to get their business off the ground or expand. This article summarizes the basics of obtaining financing through both loans and investors. There are many different options available to get financing […]

March 19, 2018 Comments are off

The Need to Go Above and Beyond the ADA in Maryland: Disabled Applicants/Employees Need Individual Assessments

Interested in receiving PK Law’s monthly HR Tips?  Sign up here. By:  Adam E. Konstas, Esquire In light of developments in Maryland employment discrimination law, employers are strongly encouraged to re-examine their reasonable accommodation policies and procedures.  When confronted with a reasonable accommodation request, employers should be mindful that Maryland’s Fair Employment Practices Act (“FEPA”) imposes […]

February 21, 2018 Comments are off

Protect Your Livelihood: Best Practices for Medical Licensing Board Complaints

By:  Bryan R. Ebert, Esquire It is something that every health care provider fears: a patient files a complaint against you with the medical licensing board. Despite the anxiety that may come with receiving a letter of complaint, ignoring the matter will not make it go away. In fact, doing so will make matters worse. […]

February 15, 2018 Comments are off

Mushrooming Claims: Recognizing When Simple Claims Threaten to Expand Beyond What is Expected

Interested in receiving PK Law’s monthly Insurance Insights? Sign up HERE. By:  Patricia McHugh Lambert, Esq. Pessin Katz Law, P.A.  Robert S. Campbell, Esq. Pessin Katz Law, P.A.    Introduction             In the not too distant past, claims and claims handling were generally predictable.  There was an incident causing damage, then a demand, and a dispute […]

February 15, 2018 Comments are off

2018 Federal and Maryland Legislation Changes Regarding Estate and Gift Tax

Interested in getting PK Law’s content in your inbox? Sign Up Now      By:  Ashley Nelson-Raut An abundance of tax legislation was signed into law in the final days of 2017. In terms of estate and gift tax, here is what individuals need to keep in mind: Under the new law, which took effect […]

February 14, 2018 Comments are off

Do You Need a Sexual Harassment Policy? YES!

PK Law Can Help You Take These Important Steps: Review Company Policies and Procedures: All employers should maintain a written policy that clearly prohibits workplace sexual harassment, which ideally is included in the company handbook, but minimally as a stand-alone company policy.   Conduct Routine Training: All employers should conduct routine anti-harassment training that covers […]

January 31, 2018 Comments are off

Maryland’s Paid Sick Leave Law: Are You In Compliance?

The law requires employers with over 14 employees to provide paid sick and safe leave. The law requires employers with 14 or less employees to provide unpaid sick and safe leave. In order to get ready for implementation of this legislation employers should act immediately to avoid costly compliance issues.1. Employers should compare their existing […]

January 29, 2018 Comments are off

The Tax Cuts Jobs Act: Should You Change Your Business Entity Structure?

Q&A – A Few Highlights On What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Your Business By:  Alexander Kelly, Esquire President Trump signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“Tax Reform Act”) into law on December 22, 2017, a little less than two months after it was first introduced in the House […]

January 26, 2018 Comments are off