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Some Simple Steps to Avoiding Discrimination Lawsuits

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Discrimination and harassment are ugly words. And because of the nature of the law, even well-meaning and conscientious employers can face allegations of employment discrimination or harassment based on gender, race, age, religion, or disability. These allegations can lead to government investigations and lawsuits that, even if ultimately unsuccessful, can be costly to defend… Read More »

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What are PCs and PLLCs?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you are considering starting a business, it is a good idea to get in touch with a legal representative to ensure that you do everything properly. One of the first decisions you need to make as a prospective business owner is whether your business will be classified as a Professional Corporation (PC) or… Read More »

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The WARN Act

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The WARN Act, or Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, was enacted by Congress in 1988, but it remains vitally important today. Its basic stipulations are that businesses must notify all full-time hourly and salaried workers, union or other representatives, and local government officials at least 60 days in advance of plant closings or… Read More »

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Work Visa Options

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you’re seeking a work visa to do business in Washington, DC, you have several different choices. These make a difference in determining what sort of work you are able to do. We urge you to contact Tobin, O’Connor and Ewing today if you need support and consultation about how to begin doing business… Read More »

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What Constitutes Breach of Contract in Washington, DC?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many Washington, D.C. individuals and businesses enter into contractual relationships to protect the integrity of business transactions. These may include purchasing property, developing products or forming partnerships and other relationships. When this contract is violated, it may result in a situation in which both parties feel as though a wrong has been done. Tobin,… Read More »

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Options for Securing a Green Card

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you are seeking United States citizenship, you have three main routes to choose from to achieve your goals. You can seek citizenship through family attachment, through employment or investment, and through refugee or asylee status. Contact the law offices of Tobin, O’Connor and Ewing to receive expert advice to help you secure your… Read More »

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Laid Off While Pregnant – What Does the Law Say?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The jobs of women who request maternity leave for pregnancy and post-pregnancy are protected by law. However, some employers will lay off women who get pregnant and hire new workers in order to maintain certain levels of productivity. Women laid off while pregnant can take legal recourse, but their case will depend on being… Read More »

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Five Common Reasons for Business Disputes in Washington, DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The world of business is a space of cooperation, collaboration and competition. The goal of every company is to do better than its competitors, grow and be profitable. Each business wants a slice of the pie, and this often causes legal disputes between companies or among internal stakeholders within a company. A good legal… Read More »

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Five Important Facts About FMLA

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

FMLA, or the Family and Medical Leave Act, was enacted in 1993 to protect the jobs of individuals who needed to take a leave of absence due to medical issues. It remains a vital element of employment law. Tobin, O’Connor and Ewing have extensive experience representing individuals and businesses on FMLA cases, and they… Read More »

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Why it is Important to Hire an Experienced Corporate Attorney for Your Business Needs

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Shareholders in large corporations are typically passive investors who have little involvement with the actual management of the company. When it comes to smaller businesses, however, shareholders are much more likely to play an active role. Even shareholders who are not also board members or officers can still exercise considerable influence over a small… Read More »

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