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A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it

A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 | 0 comments

According to the Washington Post, 28% of small businesses aren’t aware that the deadline for phasing in chip-enabled credit cards kicks in on Oct. 1, 2015. Make sure that your business is not caught by surprise, and read this article for some helpful tips: A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it American consumers are beginning to receive in the mail new credit cards that add a security chip to the traditional magnetic strip that processes their payments. The hope is the new cards cut down on credit card fraud but many small businesses do not appear ready for the change. A deadline for phasing in secure, chip-enabled payment cards across the country kicks in on Oct. 1. That’s when banks are supposed to finish distributing the new plastic to customers. Businesses will need to install new card readers to process the information on the chips. Those that do not have the new technology in place by then will be on the hook for any security lapses or fraudulent transactions, instead of payment-processing...

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NYTimes Profile: A Woman-Led Law Firm That Lets Partners Be Parents

NYTimes Profile: A Woman-Led Law Firm That Lets Partners Be Parents

Posted by on May 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Just past 9:30 on a Wednesday morning in March, after she drove 20 minutes to drop her son, Jack, off at preschool, after she trekked back for an hour across the Washington metro area into Fairfax, Va., for work, and long, long after she answered her first email, Maria Simon sat in a windowless conference room weighing the odds that she would be able to make a party in Jack’s class two days hence. Ms. Simon was determined to attend, but the party was at 12:30 p.m. and she knew it would monopolize her afternoon. “Once he sees me, I can’t leave,” she said. “I’m going to have a sugared-up kid.” Read more in the New York...

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