Are Non-Disparagement Clauses Soon to Be Extinct?

January 30, 2023

Recent pronouncements by the National Labor Relations Board (the ‘NLRB”), and recently enacted state and federal laws indicate that non-disparagement clauses may soon go the way of the dinosaurs. For a number of years, employment agreements that contained non-disparagement clauses have been found to violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the ‘NLRA”), depending on the language of the same.  For example , in 2013, it was held that an  employment agreement that provided that the employee would […]

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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!

January 27, 2023

If your establishment is located in the City of Atlanta, did you know that selling distilled spirits (liquor) requires you to pay tax-by-the drink. What is tax-by-the-drink? Alcohol tax by the drink is a tax levied, in addition to other taxes imposed by the law, upon every purchase of a liquor-based drink in the City of Atlanta in the amount of 3% percent of the purchase price. All taxes collected by any agent or licensee are due and payable to […]

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Ten Employer Considerations and Facts Regarding Labor Unions

January 17, 2023

By Lisa F. Harper, Esq. The National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA”) is a federal statute enacted in 1935 that, among other things, gives employees the right to engage in concerted activities to  improve working conditions and/or to form or join a union. The National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) was created by Congress to enforce the NLRA, and in that regard it promulgates rules under the NLRA; supervises union elections; investigates, conducts hearings and rules upon alleged violations of […]

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The City of Atlanta business License Renewal Season

January 9, 2023

The City of Atlanta business license renewal season has begun. Failure to renew by February 15, 2023 will result in a $500 penalty. Contact us for any assistance!

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Tabitha Fordham Joins the Beverage Alcohol Team

July 6, 2021

TFH Legal is excited to announce the addition of Tabitha Fordham to the beverage alcohol team starting on July 6.

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What to Know About Alcohol To-Go

March 9, 2021

February 19, 2021By: D. Taylor Harper and Lisa F. Harper for Restaurant Informer. Read Original Article > As of August 2020, restaurants can deliver alcohol, but there are things you need to do before launching this service. To-go beer and wine have been some of the staple items that have allowed restaurants to make a profit during the pandemic. Now, thanks to a new law that passed earlier this year (HB 879), Georgia restaurant owners have the opportunity to permanently […]

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Taylor Harper Joins Georgia Restaurant Association Board of Directors

March 9, 2021

The Firm is proud to announce that Taylor Harper has been selected to join the Georgia Restaurant Association Board of Directors. The GRA serves as the voice for Georgia’s restaurants in advocacy, education, and awareness.

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FDA and Gluten-Free Labeling

October 16, 2020

The FDA finalized regulations governing gluten-free claims for fermented foods. The rule applies to alcoholic beverages that fall within the FDA’s primary labeling jurisdiction. Companies must come into compliance no later than August 13, 2021. The new rule effectively prohibits gluten-free claims on fermented products that were not gluten-free from the start of the production process. But beers made without gluten-containing grain (e.g., beers made from rice) are allowed to use the term gluten-free so long as the manufacturer and […]

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