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Early Stage Tech Companies: Navigating Potential Pitfalls

For early stage tech employers the upside generated by rapid business growth can quickly be eliminated from costly employment and immigration law missteps. Potential risks can be magnified when new business owners strive to attract sought after talent and expand their workforce in today’s competitive job market.

On this episode of We get work,™ law experts from Jackson Lewis share practical yet critical steps employers should consider early in the business life cycle of both domestic and foreign national employees to mitigate legal risk and financial exposure.

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Our hosts today are Doug Klein, principal in the New York City office, and Ben Lau and Zain Abidi, associates in the Los Angeles office of Jackson Lewis. Running the gamut of legal assistance on this issue, Doug, Ben and Zain all work with large and established Fortune 500 corporations and startups in fintech industries, forging partnerships with employers of all sizes and at all stages of development.

The Unlikely Marriage of Unions and Tech Employees

Unions are successfully targeting workers in the technology industry, even as employees transition to a more remote workplace during the pandemic. Two principals in Jackson Lewis’ San Francisco office, Scott Jang and Laura Pierson-Scheinberg, provide their insights into the evolution of unionization in the tech space, how COVID-10 has affected unionizing activity by tech workers, warning signs of increasing organizing behavior, and what employers should do in response to organizing behavior.

UAPs and UFOs. What Do We Know? What Don’t We Know? – The Austin Forum Upload

Recent US government reports, videos, and interviews with credible witnesses (e.g. Navy pilots) have been released recently that discuss unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), sometimes referred to as UFOs (unidentified flying objects). Are they technology? Are they natural phenomena? How should we read and understand such reports and videos? Jay Boisseau and Jessica Sager interview Dr. J. Craig Wheeler, renowned astrophysicist (and also science fiction writer) about these reports and why we should be careful about assuming they are extraterrestrial, or even flying, or possibly event ‘objects,’ and how we might better pursue answers and understanding to determine what these UAPs are. Listen to the full episode anywhere you listen to podcasts or here: https://www.austinforum.org/files/theme/theupload/AF-S3E15.mp3

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