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Safeguard Your Business From 3 Common Causes For Litigation

Each year, between 35% to 53% of small businesses in the U.S. are hit with a lawsuit, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). With statistics like these, it may not be a matter of if your company will get sued, but when you will find yourself in a conflict that could result in a […]

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Use These Legal Agreements To Secure Your Intellectual Property 

Hiring independent contractors (ICs) can be an essential way to boost productivity and streamline your resources, especially during the startup phase, when you have limited access to capital and can’t afford to hire a full roster of employees. And even after your operation grows beyond its fledgling period, contractors are often vital for completing one-off […]

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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit? Here’s What You Should Know—Part 2

Starting a nonprofit organization can be a great way to give back to your community, while working for a cause you are passionate about. That said, if you are starting a nonprofit simply to avoid some of the more unsavory aspects of running a business, you should seriously reconsider. As the founder of a nonprofit, […]

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How Agreements Help You Make Better Hires and Find Better Partners

This is the second in an ongoing series covering the value legal agreements bring to your business beyond the surface. From boosting your bottom line and expanding your business to hiring the most talented team and improving every relationship you enter into; this series offers a comprehensive look at how effective legal agreements can enhance […]

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What You Should Know About the New 1099 Form For 2020

The end of the year is tax time, and one of the most important steps in your company’s tax preparation is filing the proper tax forms for your workers. One tax form that often creates confusion for business owners is Form 1099. Unlike traditional employees, who are issued a W-2, 1099s are used to report […]

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4 Strategies For Protecting Your Business Against Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

Although you might think of your team as family and believe that they would never sue you, lawsuits filed by employees are actually one of the most common causes of litigation for business owners. In fact, nearly one in every five small businesses will eventually get sued by an employee. Of all types of lawsuits […]

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California’s Prop. 22 Provides App-Based Companies With Big Win

In last week’s election, California voters gave Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies a major victory in the battle over the future of gig workers by passing Proposition 22. The hotly contested ballot measure exempts workers for these companies from Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), a controversial new state law that makes it much more […]

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4 Legal Agreements No Startup Should Be Without

When starting a new business, putting the appropriate legal agreements in place is crucial for protecting your key assets and relationships. Yet it’s common for many new business owners to put off—or even entirely overlook—creating such agreements. You might not even know which documents are most needed. The following 4 agreements are among the most […]

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4 Tips For Achieving Sustainable Revenue in an Unpredictable Economy

The year 2020 has been extremely challenging for most entrepreneurs. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have seriously disrupted some businesses and completely shuttered others. And at this point, it doesn’t appear like things are going to go back to normal anytime soon. In light of this ongoing uncertainty and turmoil, you may need to […]

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EEOC Says Employers Can’t Require Employees to Take COVID Antibody Tests

As businesses across the country continue to grapple with how to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently advised employers that requiring mandatory antibody tests for employees before returning to work violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC issued its new guidance on antibody tests on June […]

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What you need to know about the Family Medical Leave Act and the Pandemic

COVID 19 has complicated most things that have to do with business, and that includes the rules about granting sick leave to employees. You may already know about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but what you may not have heard is that on April 1st of this year, the federal government enacted another temporary […]

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