Beginning in mid-December, the holiday season in the U.S. really starts to run on all cylinders. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah (beginning December 16), Winter Solstice (December 21), Festivus (December 23 – see...more
USPTO Closed on December 26 -
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a notice today informing stakeholders that the Office will be closed on Friday, December 26, 2014. The notice indicated that December 26 will...more
Ah the holiday season—a time for family, friends and overeating. While most individuals grapple with balancing a love for holiday treats and some modicum of self-control, the Nation is faced with a perennial balancing act:...more
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3 Signs It’s Time to Refinance Your Law School Loans: The folks at SoFi provide some useful information about how and when to refinance your student loans, the basics of consolidation and...more
The middle of the holiday season means more than just busy shopping malls. It is also the time when many people host holiday parties. After attending Mora Rounds’ holiday party and consuming several adult beverages, Bitu...more
That’s the question posed to me by a friend who’d received it today from an international law firm.
I’ve often said how risky I think it is to mix business with a religious holiday card. I tell our clients not to even...more
In This Issue:
- Gaming Cheat Sheet
- Tips for Parents
- Best & Worst Games
- Excerpt from Video Game Cheat Sheet for Parents: So Your Kids Want a Video Game. Now What?
Giving and Receiving: Insuring Company-Sponsored Volunteerism:
This is the time of year when we are reminded of the importance of giving. Many companies not only donate generously to nonprofits and community programs,...more
With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas and Hanukkah just around the corner, it is time to consider how to have a merry season, while protecting both your employees and your company. Giving forethought to...more
Tis the season for holiday parenting time disputes. Whether it is Chanukah, Christmas or New Years, there is plenty to fight about this time of year....more
The approaching holidays may have put Congress, the National Labor Relations Board and the United States Supreme Court in the “gift-giving” mood. In the last week, three significant developments occurred which may radically...more
There are a handful of law firm holiday cards I always look forward to, the ones that truly go the extra mile. IP firm Wolf Greenfield is on that list. They always find a creative way to connect their cards to their IP...more
Everyone loves a good holiday party. It is a time to unwind with co-workers and show appreciation for another year of hard work. But if you are the boss, you may have heard about or been a part of a holiday party gone awry...more
A number of years ago we worked with the wonderful Maggie Watkins, then CMO of 200-lawyer Best Best & Krieger to develop a new brand and website. We’d joked that she was literally working at the Best firm. Twice.
At this time of the year many companies and trade associations host holiday parties and invite government officials and staff. Strict rules regulate whether attendance is ethically permissible. More than ever, government...more
With Christmas approaching, it is a good time to communicate with employees about boundaries, both in terms of acceptable conduct, and the parameters in which that conduct will be regulated.
Work Christmas celebrations...more
I received a nice simple holiday card from an old client, Bryant Miller Olive, a top finance law firm and Florida’s market leader in public finance and bond work. Back around 2006, they were moving into new geographic...more
Are you planning on giving any of your favorite clients a gift for the holidays. When I was practicing law, I never gave one of the gifts my law firm marketing department had selected for clients. I always wanted my clients...more
During the holidays, many of us like to show our appreciation to clients by sending gifts or entertaining them with special dinners or other fun and festive celebrations of the season. But be careful. Corporate gift policies...more
Many businesses shut down for specific periods of time over the holidays. Often this is due to a reduction in the amount of available work and/or a reduction in available staffing. In some cases, such as the entertainment...more
In this installment of “Perkins Coie Wrapping Papers,” we take inspiration from “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to provide an overview of the top twelve privacy and data security issues retailers should consider as the year...more
'Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer. While planning the company holiday party, remember that employers should act responsibly in serving alcohol to party guests. ...more
As we move past Thanksgiving, many companies will hold parties to celebrate the holiday season. These parties are a great morale booster and provide a means to recognize outstanding employees, as well as celebrate and give...more
I blogged last week about the unique holiday card of the delightful ballet-attired ERISA lawyers at Oakland, California’s Springer & Roberts.
I quickly received a Comment from Laura Mazza, a lawyer from Bain Mazza &...more
Employers throwing an annual holiday party also throw open a door to a range of potential risks. From unfortunate slip-and-fall accidents to claims of harassment to tragic accidents on employees’ drives home, only one thing...more
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