Protecting Your Trade Secrets From Unscrupulous Employees It takes extreme levels of dedication to take an idea and turn it into a successful business. Many times, it is your own unique approach to a business concept that results and success. Whether you have your own recipe for barbecue sauce or a client list that helps…

Proposed Law May Ensure Health Care Funding During Labor Disputes   A labor dispute is not good for anyone, neither workers nor employers. Therefore, it is better to avoid such disputes whenever possible. Nevertheless, a proposed law that New Jersey’s State Assembly recently approved would charge all employers five cents per worker per year to…

What Is An Implied Business Contract?   Most of the time, employment in New Jersey is at-will. This means that you or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time for any reason. Generally, you do not create an employment contract for most employees. However, there is something called an implied contract that you…

Top 5 Tips for Conducting Effective Risk Assessments   Risk assessments are an essential component of corporate compliance and ethics programs that organizations cannot afford to overlook. When conducted properly, risk assessments are an effective way for companies to monitor and evaluate potential compliance risk within an organization. Here are the top 5 tips, based…

Why You Need To Register Your Copyright   At Santomassimo Davis LLP, in New Jersey, we represent many entrepreneurs who have created works of art such as books, paintings, photographs, musical compositions, computer programs, etc. Such intellectual property becomes a valuable asset for these artists, one that needs protection. It may surprise you to learn that…

3 New Partners At Santomassimo Davis LLP Santomassimo Davis LLP is pleased announce the promotion of Marco A. Gonzalez, Jr. to Partner, and the arrival of two new partners — Alexander J. Anglim and George T. Imperial.   Marco A. Gonzalez, Jr Marco A. Gonzalez, Jr. practices in the areas of complex civil, compliance, environmental and…

New Jersey Bans Non-Disclosure Agreements For Harassment Or Discrimination Claims   Your to-do list probably got longer on March 18. That day, Governor Murphy signed a major new law widely seen as an answer to the #MeToo movement’s call for more openness about discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace. Known as S121, it bans non-disclosure agreements…

What Are Some Options For Keeping Customer Information Safe? One of the biggest threats to your New Jersey business these days is a hacker getting your customer information. People who shop with you want to know that you keep their information safe and that nobody can get their hands on it who is not authorized…

Do You Need To Register Your Trademark?   As a business owner in New Jersey, you may wonder if you need to register the trademark that you use to distinguish your company with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in order to establish and protect your intellectual property rights. According to FindLaw, the answer is…

How can you avoid contract disputes?   New Jersey business owners like you, especially those who have smaller sized businesses, likely have some concerns about contracts. After all, it only takes a little bit of time in the industry to see that contract disputes can be time-consuming and extremely costly. So how can you avoid…

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