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October 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes the New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released the finalized rule on overtime exemptions for white-collar workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule updates the standard salary levels for the first time since 2004. While it is expected to expand the pool of nonexempt workers by more than 1 million, it’s also more favorable to employers than a rule proposed by the Obama administration in 2016. That rule would have expanded the pool by more than 4 million… Read more ›

October 11, 2019

Protect Yourself from Trademark Torpedos

© 2019 All Rights Reserved The follow is a guest blog post from Susan Colman, an attorney who concentrates her practice in the trademark and copyright areas, along with software protection and licensing. Read more about Susan following the post. When we were young kids, we were sure that there were monsters under our beds, right? Our moms and dads came into our rooms with flashlights and showed us that the only thing under our beds were, perhaps, dust bunnies… Read more ›

October 6, 2019

IRS Issues Final QBI Real Estate Safe Harbor Rules

  Earlier this year, the IRS published a proposed safe harbor giving owners of certain rental real estate interests the opportunity to take advantage of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. The QBI write-off was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) for pass-through entities. The IRS has now released final guidance (Revenue Procedure 2019-38) on the safe harbor that clearly lays out the requirements that taxpayers must satisfy to benefit. QBI in a nutshell The TCJA added… Read more ›

September 20, 2019

When It Comes to Rebounding from Disaster, Planning is Everything

When disaster strikes, it can severely affect your dealership operations. According to an analysis by Cox Automotive, approximately 1 million vehicles were damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. The effect of natural disaster on a business is catastrophic, sometimes resulting in a total loss. But what about other forms of disaster? Power outages, water leaks, fire, server crashes and cyber-attacks are threats as well. Statistics vary, but the consensus is that the survival of your business depends on how… Read more ›

September 6, 2019

CBM Enjoys a Night Out at the Kennedy Center

CBM went to see Tony Award winner Dear Evan Hansen at the Kennedy Center on September 4th. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls Dear Evan Hansen “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.”