legal

December 09, 2019 - 2:45 pm
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mark-g.-mclaughlin
December 06, 2019 - 10:51 am
Big companies usually have a law firm on retainer. Really big companies have their own lawyers and the biggest have a fully staffed legal department. Most small businesses though, have very little budget for legal expenses, however, they also can't afford to be without a member of the bar to whom...
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mario-mckellop
November 21, 2019 - 6:39 pm
Before you start hiring a staff for your small business, it’s recommended you have a solid grasp on federal, state and regional employment laws. Failure to comply with these regulations can leave your organization open to fines and legal fees that can be devastating to a burgeoning enterprise. Here...
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Gillian Burdett
November 14, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Diverse ideas are necessary for innovation and should be encouraged. Employees should not be compelled to bite their tongues at work and employers should not act like thought police. However, what if speech degrades another or conflicts with a company’s mission and code of ethics? The right to...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
November 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, people with disabilities frequently could not access some businesses either for employment or to be served as a customer, although many offices were otherwise open to the rest of the public. The ADA requires businesses to...
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Alaina Brandenburger
October 21, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Small business owners wear many hats running a company, but doing so could leave you open to mistakes, particularly when filing and paying taxes. Inadvertently failing to comply with tax laws, accidentally violating tax codes or filling out your forms inaccurately can leave your business open to...
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Laurie Jo Miller Farr
October 11, 2019 - 11:00 am
A small business begins with an idea, most often one with proprietary rights. To protect your idea, it’s important to know what is intellectual property and the different types. Outlined below are key terms to knowing how to protect what is yours. Definitions associated with intellectual property...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
September 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Small business owners and their employees may look at freedom of speech from conflicting angles. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals from government actions that could infringe upon their right to speak their minds. It does not necessarily provide the same protections to...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
September 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Small business owners and their employees may look at freedom of speech from conflicting angles. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals from government actions that could infringe upon their right to speak their minds. It does not necessarily provide the same protections to...
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Tabitha Britt
August 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Creating a limited liability company (LLC) isn’t as hard as you think. Here are five quick steps to get you started. 1. Select a state Before getting into the nitty-gritty details, you’ll need to choose a state . Usually, business owners choose the state in which they live, but if you’re planning...
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