In the guest chair:
Atlanta Managing Partner at Polsinelli, Nancy Rafuse, joined us in the studio today to talk about the law and how it affects all different types of business.
Polsinelli is a large national law firm which added an Atlanta office in January 2014. The firm represent clients in health care, real estate, financial services, technology, energy, life sciences and business litigation. The firm is in 19 cities nationwide and has been named “the fastest growing law firm in the country six years in a row” by The American Lawyer Magazine.
Nancy represents and advises employers on the full range of employment law and litigation issues in today’s business environment. She is a shareholder and managing partner of the national firm’s Atlanta office. She has been selected by Benchmark Litigation among Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. She is one of five women attorneys from the state of Georgia recognized for the national honor.
“Whenever you see laws change everybody sits down to see how it applies to them and if they need to change anything.”-Nancy Rafuse
“One issue that everybody is facing right now is how they go about paying their employees.”-Nancy Rafuse
“Any business going into the hiring process will start low with a salary and see if the candidates negotiate them up.”-Nancy Rafuse
“Social media is an issue for all businesses now.”-Nancy Rafuse
“Social media is the modern age water cooler.”-Nancy Rafuse
In the headlines:
- Uber tested a new moving service this past weekend here in Atlanta.
- Another new mixed use development in Buckhead may take the place of a proposed hotel.
- And McDonald’s is going to start packaging it’s coffee and selling it at the grocery store. Interested?
- Would you bank with an all mobile bank? A female entrepreneur thinks Millenials might.
- Two women are now on the board of American Apparel – is that enough to make you want to shop there?
- Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club. Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: ESSENTIALISM: THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS by Greg McKeown – and the meeting is Monday September 8th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!