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Business Law

“I heard I can’t stop my former employees from competing with me. . . .”

Clients often ask me whether employee restriction provisions, such as non-competes, are enforceable. On a basic level, these provisions place restrictions on employees after their termination or resignation so that they cannot immediately begin working for a competitor, hiring away other employees of the company, or using customer lists. The keys to enforceability are specificity …

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Is Your Website ADA compliant?

We’ve talked a lot about trends and upcoming changes in privacy laws applicable to most of our clients’ businesses. Next month, I plan to circulate more updates, since I think it is imperative that everyone keep these laws on their radar. In the meantime, some of our clients should also consider whether their websites are …

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Final Post (this year) on the CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was signed into law in 2018, and goes into effect on January 1, 2020. In general (there are some nuances), the law applies to any business that collects or processes the personal information of California consumers and either (1) has $25 million or more in gross annual revenue; (2) …

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Ryan Luft elected to the 2020 Business North Carolina Legal Elite

I’m honored to have been elected to this year’s Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business related categories. (I was elected in the “Corporate” category.) Lawyers elected into the Business North Carolina Legal Elite are chosen by their fellow NC lawyers, and are the lawyers their peers think …

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Direct to Consumer (“DTC”) Opportunities and the Changing Legal Landscape

A friend recently told me about a new book, Billion Dollar Brand Club, by Lawrence Ingrassia. The book is about so-called industry “disruptors,” who are finding success through Direct to Consumer (DTC) sales, rather than traditional distribution channels. DTC is working well in a wide variety of industries — shaving (ex: Harry’s); fashion (ex: Stitch …

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An exciting 2021 is ahead!

We are thankful for you and for the opportunity to provide quality legal services to our business clients. Amidst the turmoil of 2020, this year brought a unique opportunity—a collaboration between Luft Law Group and Tumlin & Tumlin, two premier business law practices that grew out of a desire to “break free” from the staid …

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Do you have an Assumed Name (DBA) in North Carolina?

Are you a business with an Assumed Name (DBA) in North Carolina? In December 2017, the Assumed Names Law changed. All assumed names filed before December 1, 2017 will need to be refiled by December 1, 2022 or they will expire.   You can read more here: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/register-of-deeds/business.

Does your website use “dark patterns”?

It’s always helpful to review your websites and make sure you are compliant with applicable regulations. https://zcu.io/mt1t. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as “dark patterns”. Did you?