Entries by Eric Spengler

COVID-19 Crisis and North Carolina Small Businesses: Top 10 Steps to Take Advantage of Emergency Financial Aid

Business owners in North Carolina are facing gut-wrenching decisions in the COVID-19 crisis: Can I afford to keep any of my workers on payroll? Can I make my rent payment this month? Many small businesses in North Carolina need emergency financial relief now to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.  I’ve found that small business […]

The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act provides tax relief to small businesses in exchange for COVID-19 paid leave.

March 26, 2020 (Updated: April 8, 2020) These are trying times for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the business climate in North Carolina and across the globe. In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has ramped up the state’s response to COVID-19 with a series of executive orders aimed at “flattening the curve.” […]

The Data Breach Era: Why Businesses Must Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Americans used to think of cybersecurity as something impacting major banks or governmental agencies. After all, hackers were typically launching missiles or stealing billions in James Bond Movies. The typical citizen never worried about someone accessing their personal information outside of their Social Security or credit card numbers.  So much has changed in just the […]

Matthew Chambers earns Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) certification for GDPR compliance

Spengler & Agans is pleased to announce that Matthew Chambers, the firm’s intellectual property and information privacy attorney, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional in European data protection law (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “We congratulate Matthew on his dedication and achievements in the rapidly evolving area of privacy […]

Overtime pay expanded to 1 million salaried workers

Recent changes to overtime pay announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could affect your right to overtime pay, or your business’s obligation to pay your employees for overtime. New overtime rules for salaried, white-collar employees Before explaining the new proposed rule, I should note as a starting point that salaried employees are entitled […]