3 Steps To Safeguard Your Brand On Social Media Santomassimo Davis Legal Alert With the increase of users on Social Media, consider safeguarding your brand on social media. It’s a fact: More Americans than ever are using social media, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. A recent Harris Poll found that more than 46% of U.S….

Santomassimo Davis Legal Alert: “Don’t panic.”  That’s the first piece of advice Christopher Santomassimo, a partner at Santomassimo Davis LLP Outside General Counsel™ Solutions, a New Jersey-based firm with offices in Philadelphia and New York, offers clients who discover an employee in the workplace has tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, Santomassimo, whose firm offers  OGC Solutions®,…

Santomassimo Davis Legal Alert: IP Check-Up: 3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Brand $250 billion. That’s how much the U.S. Department of Commerce estimates intellectual property (IP) theft is costing U.S. companies annually. Small to midsize firms are increasingly becoming the targets of IP infringement, as they often lack the resources to sue potential fraudsters….

Santomassimo Davis Legal Alert: It’s a fact: With more employees working from home due to COVID-19, more employers are keeping an eye on them through the use of remote employee monitoring tools. Last April, only 16% of employers reported using tracking technologies to monitor workers at home, according to a study by Gartner. In June,…

7 Elements Of A Legally Effective Compliance Program A compliance program has never been more crucial to a company’s success and management of risk.  Compliance programs, comprised of internal policies and procedures created in order to meet standards set by laws and regulations and to assure that a company is following the rules, were once…

Prepare for an OFCCP audit Santomassimo Davis LLP can help you and your business prepare for an OFCCP audit. The OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) is a U.S. Department of Labor agency tasked to prevent federal contractors and subcontractors from using discriminatory employment practices when hiring, firing, promoting, transferring, or compensating employees.   If…

Prevent Wrongful Termination Claims With Progressive Discipline Terminating an employee may be necessary, but if your company does not have policies and procedures in place describing the methods you took to end an employment relationship, it could open you up to wrongful termination litigation.  At Santomassimo Davis LLP, we help clients develop progressive discipline policies…

How To Conduct A Workplace Investigation New Jersey’s HR professionals have several tasks to manage, such as welcoming new employees and helping them personalize their 401(k) package. Unfortunately, HR workers may have to carry out some duties they could do without, such as how to conduct a workplace investigation. If you work in HR, Chron provides suggestions…

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Act – What It Means For Massachusetts Employers Massachusetts recently passed the Paid Family Medical Leave Act (“PFML”). This comprehensive law allows many employees who work for Massachusetts employers to take up to 26 total weeks of paid leave for medical and family leave. Employees consent to payroll contributions…

Three Steps To Develop An Intellectual Property Strategy   Creating a dedicated intellectual property (IP) strategy can help a company protect one of its most valuable assets. Without an IP strategy, a company may misallocate resources to inefficient protection measures. Even worse, they may have lapses in their protection, and fail to account for important…

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