Tag Archives: Department of Labor

Do You Trust Your Broker?

When your broker suggests that you put your money into one of her picks, is it good for you? Brokers’ duties include fair dealing, suitable recommendations, accurate disclosure, trade only by client instruction and avoiding excessive trading.  See: http://www.finrafoundation.org/web/groups/foundation/@foundation/documents/foundation/p119054.pdf However, there … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film Expenses To Increase

In a blow to a long standing Hollywood tradition of not paying young men/women for their work as “production assistants,” a Federal judge yesterday ruled against 20th Century Fox and set it up for class action litigation. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Documents/fox_interns.pdf “The lawsuit was … Continue reading

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Intern Problems

Independent crowd funding film makers should be aware of another budget line item – that for production assistants (eg, interns). Litigation is heating up over unpaid interns and potential violation of Dept. of Labor rules with Fox (for the Black … Continue reading

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