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Cincinnati Bans Salary History Inquiries

On March 13, 2019, Cincinnati passed an ordinance that bars employers from asking applicants for their salary history. The law is intended to address wage disparity for women and minorities. So far, at least 14 states and a dozen cities have passed salary history bans. These include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New […]

Why I Charge Consultation Fees

Visitors to the site may have noticed that I’ve recently started charging a modest consultation fee. There are two reasons for this policy. First, it deters people from booking a consultation and then not showing up. If someone has to pay a fee in advance to reserve time, and they aren’t serious about really showing […]

Legal Cannabis and Immigration

This is my very first repost of another lawyer’s material. I’m sharing a blog posting by Christopher Pogue, an immigration attorney, on the intersection of legal cannabis and immigration law, particular with respect to immigration from Canada: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforces the laws of the United States and U.S. laws will not […]

Why Should I Use You Instead of Legalzoom or Clerky?

“Why should I use you to set up my business, instead of Legalzoom or Clerky? You cost more money.” I get that question occasionally from clients, and I usually answer by explaining that all those sites do is provide documents, which may or may not suit your needs. You may not know whether the documents […]

The New York Times Rule

The “New York Times Rule,” in its broadest definition, means don’t do anything you wouldn’t want to read about on the front page of the New York Times. A somewhat narrower version of the rule is don’t put anything in writing that you wouldn’t want to see published on the front page of the New […]