Robert Hingula, Shareholder | January 23, 2017 | It is not uncommon for employees to seek opportunities to make money by picking up extra shifts at their current employer – even if those shifts have different duties or have different rates of pay. This raises questions regarding the proper treatment, classification, and compensation of employees performing both non-exempt and exempt work, as well as how to properly calculate pay for non-exempt employees in this situation. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Employment Attorney Robert Hingula explores the issue. Robert represents management and helps clients avoid employment related disputes before they enter the courtroom. He has experience in both state and federal court and with state and federal agencies.
Nancy E. Rafuse – December 7, 2015 – For years, employers have used criminal background checks as part of the hiring process. These days it doesn’t take long to find a person’s virtual history on the internet. What kind of information is an employer legally allowed to use? And how much information does the employer really want to know about the candidate? In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Nancy Rafuse discusses the issue. Nancy is the Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice and advises employers on a full range of employment law and litigation issues.
Troy B. Froderman – December 21, 2015 – When you think of an attorney, you may envision a lawyer billing clients. But law firms are also committed to pro bono projects, giving back to the community through donated legal services. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Troy Froderman provides an overview of the Polsinelli's pro bono policy. Troy chairs the firm's Pro Bono Committee and also leads the Insurance Recovery Practice.
Jamie D. Cole and Katherine L. Reilly – October 19, 2015 – When planning for the sale of a business, business owners may not recognize the value of a business’ intangible assets. Or, they may not be familiar with the process of transferring or selling those assets. For certain types of business, their value may not be in hard assets such as inventory, furniture and equipment, the real value could be the licenses or permits that the company holds to conduct the business. In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Jamie D. Cole and Katherine L. Reilly discuss the issues business owners need to know. They are part of Polsinelli’s Corporate and Transactional Practice and they regularly advise clients in a variety of industries in respect to the sale and purchase of businesses.
John Schmidt, Shareholder – September 28, 2015 – You’re a successful business owner who spends most of your time operating your business. While you probably have a business succession plan, does it coordinate with your estate plan? In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder John Schmidt explores the issue. John is the chair of Polsinelli’s Wealth Planning Practice and for more than 30 years has helped prepare clients for their immediate needs and long term goals.
Phil Feigen, Shareholder – September 9, 2015 – Have you considered an investment in or creating a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)? Doing so may provide financial institutions with a number of benefits under the Community Reinvestment Act. In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Phil Feigen explains the basics of SBIC and the benefits.
Melissa Miller Proctor, Shareholder – May 5, 2015 – There is a key new development for US companies and individuals dealing in international markets. The Obama Administration issued a new Executive Order that will subject certain individuals and entities engaging in so-called malicious cyber-related activities to financial sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Joining us to discuss this is Polsinelli’s Melissa Miller Proctor. Melissa has advised clients on a wide array of issues involving international trade, customs law, export controls, and economic sanctions. She’s a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Transactional Practice and she assists clients from the firm’s Phoenix office.
Marcus J. Lemon, Shareholder – August 24, 2015 – Cash -strapped governments are exploring new ways to keep ahead of aging social and transportation infrastructures. Once called privatization or outsourcing, P3, or public-private partnerships is a growing area in the United States. But if you are contractor how do you work through the “ins and outs” of government? This week’s Polsinelli Podcast features Shareholder Marcus J. Lemon who has a long history in government work including serving under President George W. Bush. He is part of Polsinelli’s Federal Public Policy Practice.
Edward Novak, Shareholder – August 17, 2015 – If you’re a smaller business owner who routinely deposits cash into the bank, there are changes underway that could one day make banks no longer want to handle cash. What does this mean for your business and what’s behind the potential change? In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Ed Novak explores the issue. Ed leads the firm’s Government Investigations Practice and assists professionals facing government investigations in a variety of areas including banking, health care, securities, education and many others.
J. Morgan Kirley, Shareholder –
August 1, 2015 – In a closely-watched case between Amgen and Sandoz regarding the first biosimilar approved (Zarxio), the Federal Circuit interpreted key Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) provisions regarding Sandoz’s obligation to disclose information related to its application, and whether Sandoz could effectively provide notice of commercial marketing before FDA approval.
The Federal Circuit decided that certain information-sharing requirements of the BPCIA are optional, because Amgen, the reference product sponsor (RPS) in this case, can obtain such information through discovery following suit for patent infringement, and that is the sole remedy contemplated by the BPCIA.