Partner Jessica Cino Discusses Internal Investigations at the Primerus International Summit in New York City

Krevolin & Horst partner Jessica Cino spoke at the Primerus International Summit in New York City on the topic of Internal Investigations. Internal investigations are crucial for any company or organization that wants to maintain a healthy and ethical workplace. Her talk covered several key points including knowing when to investigate, the unintentional expansion of […]

Are You Prepared for the Changing Employment Law Landscape? Learn from Krevolin & Horst Partner Joyce Gist Lewis

Joyce Gist Lewis spoke at the Primerus International Summit in New York City on a panel titled Navigating the Changing Employment Law Landscape. Her panel covered several key points, including the recent McLaren Macomb NLRB decision, what employers are impacted by the decision, and the effect of the decision on future and existing employment separation agreements. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal […]

Don’t fall victim to ransomware: What businesses need to know and do now

An upgraded ransomware has been attacking network systems, holding them hostage and causing business interruptions. Here are some steps you can take to protect your business from attack: Alert your information technology team to the threat of an upgraded ransomware attack. Provide them with as much information as possible, including the nature of the threat, […]

A Whole New World: What Georgia Employers Need to Know Following FTC’s Blockbuster Announcement it will Seek to Limit Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a proposed rulemaking on January 5, 2023, aiming to eliminate entirely the use of non-compete agreements between employers and employees, including invalidating existing agreements that employers may have entered into years earlier.  The proposed rule, which will impact private employers in all states, including Georgia, is located here: […]

Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

On August 6th, 2020 Governor Kemp signed into law the “Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act.” Here are the key points of the act: 1. Goes into effect August 7, 2020 2. Expires July 14, 2021, unless otherwise extended by lawmakers. 3. Covers all businesses and healthcare facilities and those related. 4. Receipt or proof […]

Can I Be Sued If a Customer Visits My Business and Later Tests Positive for COVID-19?

The uncertain landscape faced by thousands of small business owners in Georgia got a new wrinkle last week when Georgia’s governor announced that many “non-essential” businesses ordered shuttered during the pendency of the shelter-in-place order would be permitted to reopen. Along with questions regarding best practices to protect employees and staff when businesses reopen their […]

COVID-19 Charter Schools Navigate Economic Fallout With Help From SBA

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act, which provides $2 trillion in economic relief.  $349 billion of that relief package has been allocated to the Small Business Association (SBA) to support “Paycheck Protection Program” Loans (PPP Loans). These low-interest loans are partially forgivable to the extent they are used to retain employees […]

COVID-19 Small Business Loan Update

We at Krevolin & Horst know that these are uncertain and difficult times and wanted to let those of you with small businesses know about potential programs for relief. Expansion of SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program to Support “Paycheck Protection Program” Loans Built into the CARES Act, which has been approved by Congress and signed by […]

COVID-19 When Circumstances Beyond Your Control Prevent Your Business from Meeting a Contractual Obligation

As the global economy reels from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and small businesses are forced to shutter or drastically change their operations, small business owners may find themselves locked into contracts where performance has become impractical or impossible due to changed circumstances.  Other businesses may find themselves locked into contracts where the performance […]

COVID-19 Guidance for Emergency Conditions Teleconferences Under the Open Meetings Laws

Under the current “emergency conditions” related to COVID-19, charter schools may conduct board meetings (or committee meetings) via teleconference.  The requirements (contained in OCGA 150-14-1(g)) are as follows: That there is a situation involving “public safety or the preservation of property or public services.”  The current situation qualifies. You should provide notice through the following […]