Small Businesses Forced into Chip Technology Assert Violation of Antitrust Law

Major credit card companies in the U.S. are facing an antitrust lawsuit from small businesses and retailers across the country. The suit is based on the theory that credit card companies have worked in concert, against the provisions of U.S. antitrust law, to force small businesses to adopt credit card chip technology. If successful, damages…

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Time to Hide your Bitcoin Wallet: How the IRS is Tracking your Virtual Currency

For the past several years, internet users have been able to remain mostly anonymous while purchasing goods and services by using bitcoins as a means of payment. The cryptocurrency operates outside of banks through a decentralized peer-to-peer transaction system that is impossible for the government to regulate directly. While transactional history is public, the digital…

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California Employees Entitled to Prompt Payment after Termination

In a recent opinion issued by the California Supreme Court, the question regarding when an employee’s final pay and leave benefits are legally required to be paid was resolved. This case was peculiar because the state was the employer being sued, but the holding is applicable to anyone doing business in California. Its holding may…

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Whistleblower Immunity Provision

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is the time of year when businesses review the past year’s successes and failures, as well as plan what they want to accomplish in 2017. It also should be a time when businesses review their legal contracts to make sure that they are current with all applicable laws…

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