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One of the best ways to minimize the time spent on daily tasks is to automate them. Business managers tend to use automation tools to expedite certain processes so they are able to take those time-consuming projects off their plates.

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation for COSE with Taylor Evans, Founder & President of Rust Belt Recruiting & Workforce, and Cheryl Perez, CEO at BIG-HR & Cheryl C Perez Enterprises on specific automation tools and hacks that can help business owners promote productivity while working on their business. 

Click here to listen to the full presentation.

Imminent End to Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Claims


A new act, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (the “Act”), is poised for signature by President Biden. The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act that requires valid arbitration agreements to be enforced according to their terms and end the use of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements and pre-dispute joint-action waivers in employment claims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. This means that plaintiffs may choose whether to use arbitration or the court system to litigate their claims of sexual assault or harassment in the workplace—employers will no longer be able to require binding arbitration in these cases.

The Act passed both houses of Congress in early February with strong bipartisan support. The Act applies to cases filed under Federal, Tribal, or State law, and some aspects apply retroactively. Employers should prepare for changes they will need to make to their arbitration policies once the Act becomes law and determine the implications of the law for pending cases.

Click here to learn more about key points of The Act and how employers should work with their legal counsel to address implications for their business when this Act becomes law. 

Smartland: 7 Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate

A growing number of people are starting to see that adding real estate to their investment portfolios is a great way to diversify and mitigate risk away from more traditional stocks and bonds. However, even those who want to invest in real estate often get confused about where or how to begin. The real estate sector is vast and can seem complicated for those who are unfamiliar. In turn, many would-be investors sit on the sidelines, stuck in a state of paralysis.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

In fact, there are many easy ways to invest in real estate. In this article, we look at the difference between active and passive real estate investing and then look at strategies for investing using either approach. As you’ll see, there are many ways to get started (today!) regardless of how much capital you have to invest.

Active vs. Passive Real Estate Investing

Some people assume that investing in real estate is a guaranteed way to earn steady, passive income. A friend might convince them to purchase rental property, only to find out that owning real estate individually requires a lot more time and effort than they originally anticipated.

This is why it is important to distinguish between active and passive real estate investing. Active investing, or purchasing real estate directly, can be incredibly time-consuming – especially for those working traditional 9-to-5 jobs. It may be manageable with one or two rental properties, but as investors grow their rental portfolios, self-managing real estate can prove difficult.

They will also be limited to certain property types, as larger deals, like apartment complexes and office buildings, usually require more equity than any one individual can contribute on their own. In order to access these larger, higher-caliber deals, investors will generally have to utilize a passive real estate vehicle like a real estate fund or syndication.

For more information on the seven different ways to invest in real estate as either an active or passive real estate investor, click here.

Seeking Call Center Directors!

Our client, a world-class automotive dealership is seeking a sales-driven, goal-oriented sales manager with a proven record of leading and operating sales teams in a fast-paced environment. This individual must have a minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience in a sales call center and a “roll-up-your-sleeves, lead-from-the-front” passion for growing revenue, driving results, and reaching ambitious targets.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and reference the position in the subject line.

To find out more about these positions and Gertsburg Licata Talent, click here.

Lou Licata named a Crain’s 2022 Notable in the Law!

Congratulations Louis J. Licata, Esq. for being named a Crain’s 2022 Notable in the Law! Lou was nominated for his innovative touch and undeniable dedication to the practice of law.

Described as “a civic force in Greater Cleveland” his years of commitment to make a difference in the legal industry and the business community of Northeast Ohio are most worthy of this recognition.

To find out more about this year’s class click here.

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