By: Avi D. Kelin
Avi D. Kelin, Esq., Associate in the firm’s Corporate Political Activity Law practice, recently penned an article series for the Jewish Link, the second of which “Why all Businesses Need a Political-Activity Policy”, was published in their February 6th edition.
With the Democratic primary in full swing, the public will soon turn its full attention to the 2020 presidential election. If 2016 is any indication, the 2020 presidential race promises to be heated and divisive. Mr. Kelin’s article explains why all businesses need a political-activity policy and the focus is on how businesses can protect themselves when the company itself or its employees become politically active. How can businesses maintain compliance with the law while ensuring that the intensity of the presidential campaign doesn’t spill over into the workplace?
When it comes to political activity, what a business doesn’t know can hurt it. The time to prepare a political-activity policy is now, to ensure that your business is protected during the long and heated course of the 2020 presidential election. This is true even for companies that don’t think they are politically active. Just because a business isn’t politically active doesn’t mean that its employees take the same approach.
Click here to read Mr. Kelin’s full article which delves into the following:
- Corporate Political Activity,
- Individual Political Activity,
- Government Contracts and Pay-to-Play Laws,
- Ethical Interactions with Government Officials, and
- Strategies for Compliance.
Mr. Kelin’s practice focuses on the interaction between government and business. He advises businesses, trade associations and individuals on lobbying requirements, campaign-finance law, pay-to-play restrictions, government-ethics rules and the government-procurement process.