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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:
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 firms.
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 Times
On Saturday, April 24th, Rebecca Geller appeared on The Reality of Real Estate with Jennifer Hammond. Below is the audio.
Huffington Post covers the Rebecca Geller’s efforts to pass breastfeeding law
Spearheading the effort to pass the bill were mothers Kate Noon, Crystal McCullough and Rebecca Geller, along with sponsors Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) and Del. Dave Albo (R). In an interview with breastfeeding advocate and photographer Vanessa Simmons for Normalize Breastfeeding, Geller explained the significance of changing Virginia’s policy. “Each mother should be able to make a decision about what’s right for her child, and it is important that the law respects a mom’s choices in feeding a child,” she said.
Geller Law Group featured in Washington Post for leadership on passage of breastfeeding bill in VA
Albo, along with co-sponsor Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), introduced the bill this month that would “provide that a mother may breast-feed in any place where the mother is lawfully present.”
His support was thanks to the urging of lawyer Rebecca Geller, a mother of three who runs a law firm and is an activist who was horrified by all the cases she saw on her mommy e-mail lists about breast-feeding evictions.
“It makes me crazy that 47 states have this law, but, of course, Virginia does not,” she told me when we were messaging one day.
“I’m not even an extended breastfeeding mom (cannot wait until the baby turns 1, and I can say goodbye to my breast pump!!!), but I still want to have it a protected right!”
Geller Law Group interviewed by WUSA9 for impacts of recently passed breast feeding legislation
Governor McAuliffe has signed the legislation and it will take effect July 1, which means businesses will have to adjust.
Rebecca Geller, an attorney and mother of three, says business owners should seek guidance on the new rules and that she plans to tell her business clients how to prepare their staff for the change.
Geller Law Group comments to the Richmond Times Dispatch on the new breast-feeding statute
Women will be able to breast-feed in Virginia anywhere they are lawfully allowed to be thanks to bipartisan legislation signed Monday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
The law goes into effect July 1.
“It covers all private businesses. So if a woman is in a store, a restaurant or a mall and wants to breast-feed her child, she can,” said Rebecca Geller, an attorney in Northern Virginia and co-leader with Kate Noon of the grass-roots Virginia Alliance for Breastfeeding Laws.
“Under current law, a woman has a right to breast-feed a child in any government-owned property. So if I was sitting in the Capitol in Richmond, I could breast-feed my child there, but if I were to go to a restaurant a block away I could not have that legally protected right,” said Geller, mother of three, including a 10-month-old she is breast-feeding.
WTOP covers VA’s new breastfeeding law and interviews Rebecca Geller
Virginia was one of only three states in the nation where women haven’t had the right to breast-feed their children in public until now. The two remaining states are Idaho and South Dakota.
Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the bills Monday afternoon.
“It’s great that Virginia is catching up to the rest of the country and hopefully can be a leader on this issue,” says Rebecca Geller, a Fairfax mother of three and a lawyer who helped push for the change.
Tough to Think About, Critical to Have: Motherhood Uncovered