Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rules

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, a Texas federal court likely put the final nail in the coffin for the Obama administration proposed rule changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act and its rules regarding overtime. Commonly known as the “white collar” overtime...

What’s Fair in Fair Use?

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com Copyrighting is an important tool used to protect the originality and productive rights of a creator’s work. Before the formation of the information highway, it was somewhat difficult for creators to defend their works due to the...

Trademarks 101

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com They exist all around us. We make eye contact, and we do not even realize it. The instant we enter a store of any kind, they line the shelves. They are present on the very laptop I am typing on right now. In fact, we are...

Following EEOC Guidelines: Complying with the ADA

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com The EEOC has been actively pursuing legal action against employers whose wellness programs are considered coercive under the ADA. Companies should be careful in any potential violations that could sink them in legal trouble. In...