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Jumpstart your Business with Legal Tips from WBEC East

As a WBEC East certified woman owned law firm, I was very excited to lead a workshop for women entrepreneurs on the key legal issues and contract tips for launching and growing your business.  I look forward to engaging in future WBEC East events and to sharing experiences with more amazing WBEs! For more info on…

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Primer for Israeli Digital Health Startups Entering the U.S. Market

Really enjoyed teaching again on the topic of Entry into the U.S. Market for Israeli Digital Health Start-ups at Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management.  The cohort of start-ups was impressive, as were the faculty and other participants.  Looking forward to joining this annual bootcamp in December 2023!

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Establishing a U.S. Entity – A Primer for Israeli Digital Health Start-Ups

Had a fabulous experience serving as faculty on the topic of Establishing a U.S. Entity  for Tel Aviv University’s annual 4-day bootcamp, Health Care Technological Innovation – From Idea to Commercialization, hosted by the Lahav Executive Program for Biotechnology, Medical Device and Health IT Entrepreneurs and Managers at the Coller School of Management.  This unique intensive program focuses…

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Chapter 7 debtor dissolved under State law held responsible for ERISA plan

A company liquidated in bankruptcy and dissolved under state law maintains responsibility for an ERISA plan if it continues to make pay-outs in the company name  The 11th Circuit has interpreted ERISA to require such defunct company’s affiliates to back-stop such plan.  A timely PBGC take-over would have mitigated this result.  

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“Comparable Worth” Law Rectifies Gender Discrimination

The concept of “Comparable Worth” as a way to equalize gender pay under Title VII has been discarded by US courts as too murky to implement.  Meanwhile, in New Zealand, a woman-led government is finally making it law.  It is about time that so-called “women’s work” is recognized and compensated for its skillful value-add.

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Hybrid Independent Contractor Model Emerges

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash have successfully obtained the CA vote to retain their workers as independent contractors, but they conceded to providing some “employee” benefits to obtain this milestone vote. This may be the beginning of a new model for independent contractor talent hiring in the growing gig ecosystem.  

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