Posts by: Ginny Cascio Bonifacino

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New Year, Same Pandemic

As we begin 2021, we are still faced with Covid-19 affecting every part of our lives.  While hope is on the horizon as vaccines are being produced and distributed, we must continue to proceed thoughtfully as we face these challenges. Besides the changes that the vaccine will bring, there are several important updates from the…READ MORE

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As A Maryland Employer, What Do The New COVID-19 Restrictions Mean For My Employees?

As the United States (and many parts of the world) experiences a new rise in Covid-19 cases, Maryland Governor Hogan, by Executive Order, and Montgomery County have implemented new restrictive orders, effective November 10th, to strive to flatten the curve.  These orders will affect many businesses throughout the state and will likely impact your actions…READ MORE

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Protect Your Brand: Concerns in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is affecting every part of our lives in some way or another.  Protecting the brand that you created should not be overlooked.  To be competitive and recognizable in the market place, you have no doubt expended resources to build your brand and its related goodwill.  Whether by common law or through federal registration, trademark…READ MORE

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Important 2020 D.C. Employment Updates

As everyone is adjusting to working and living with Covid-19, we must not forget that the governments are continuing to enact laws that affect employers.  While we have previously provided updates for Maryland and Virginia employers, the District of Columbia has also recently enacted several important updates to its employment laws: Time Off to Vote. …READ MORE

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Going Digital

We are now living in a profoundly new world where many workplaces are being transitioned to teleworking with limited planning or time to test systems.  This rapid shift brings challenges that must be addressed and resolved from both a legal and operations standpoint.  Confidential Information and Data Privacy Issues.  One of the major issues is…READ MORE

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) – Relevant Employment Provisions

Last week, the federal government enacted the CARES Act.  It provides economic relief to Americans both as individuals and businesses. While the Act contains a variety of tax, loans and other measures, the following programs are of particular interest to employers and small businesses:  Payroll Protection Program.  In part, this law allows small and mid-sized…READ MORE

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What the heck is Intellectual Property anyway?

You have probably heard that you need to protect your intellectual property but what does that mean?   Here is a short guide of the different types of intellectual property and how to protect them. Copyright.  A copyright protects your rights when you create something in a way that can be copied and shared –…READ MORE

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