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If You Want To Know Why Business Disputes Arise, Look In The Mirror

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Introvert versus extrovert.  Working mom versus child-free.  California sober versus 420 unfriendly.  These are the source of raging debates on the Internet, usually conducted by people who have nothing better to do but pursue unwinnable arguments.  As an entrepreneur, though, you know that business is business, and in pursuit of a successful commercial venture,… Read More »

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Washington, D.C. Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud For PPP Scheme

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Now that we are two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners in the Washington, D.C. area and elsewhere have gotten used to living with uncertainty.  With rising prices and with the knowledge that a new COVID variant even more destructive than omicron could come along at any time, business owners have to be… Read More »

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Challenges Faced By Medical Cannabis Businesses In Maryland

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Millennials have seen policies and public opinion regarding cannabis change dramatically in our lifetimes.  When we were in elementary school, it was “drugs are bad, and marijuana is a drug.”  Today, more than half of the states in the United States have medical cannabis programs, including Maryland.  The first legal grow operations and cannabis… Read More »

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House Of Representatives Passes Relief Funding Bill For Small Businesses

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Mask mandates may be a thing of the past, and getting ready to shift your work environment from in-person to virtual and back on short notice may be the new normal, but for small businesses, the pandemic ennui drags on, and rising prices and stagnant wages are not helping.  This problem is especially burdensome… Read More »

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Is Your Healthcare Business In Compliance With The No Surprises Act?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

At the beginning of 2022, the No Surprises Act took effect.  This law aims to reduce the burden of unexpected medical bills on consumers.  According to the new law, when a patient seeks treatment on an emergency basis, all the providers who dealt with the patient during the emergency visit and hospitalization (if any)… Read More »

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Bringing Your Restaurant Back To Life After The COVID Restrictions Have Been Lifted

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

After what feels like an eternity, masks are optional in the District of Columbia, and in-person dining is back in full swing.  Restaurant owners and their employees are eager to get back to work, and customers are more than happy to dine in, but the financial struggles that the pandemic exacerbated continue to linger. … Read More »

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Maryland Legislators Continue Their Quest For Employer-Provided Paid Family And Medical Leave

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Even if your children are grown up, you probably remember the go-to topics that you would discuss when your children were small and you met someone else with a child close in age to yours.  Depending on the children’s age, preschool routines, toilet training, first words, and adorable gummy grins probably came up frequently,… Read More »

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Bowling Alley And Landlord Battle Over Mold Infestation Resulting From Storm Damage

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The worst thing about living with roommates is having to argue about whose responsibility it is to clean up messes in shared living areas such as the kitchen.  Multiply this problem hundreds of times over, and you will get an idea of how annoying it is for business owners and commercial landlords to resolve… Read More »

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Maryland Business Owners, Are You Ready For The Great Onboarding Of 2022?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The Great Resignation of 2021 is yesterday’s news, and in just a few days, it will be last year’s news.  For business owners, the new year is not only a time to get all your documents in order so you can file corporate taxes; it is also a time to reflect on what you… Read More »

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The New CFPB Rules Are Here: You Can Now Contact Customers About Payment Through Social Media

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Social media has hardly improved anyone’s personal relationships, but it has been beneficial to businesses of all sizes.  Businesses have benefited from user-generated content that mentions their brands or products, and the popularity of a business spreads even more quickly on social media than it does through old-fashioned word of mouth.  During the lean… Read More »

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