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How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Company Take the Next Step in 2019

There are numerous laws and regulations that help shape the business world, from overlooking business formation to taxation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, and even divestment. Breaking any one of these can lead to dire consequences for both a business and its owners, which is why we recommend working with an experienced business attorney from the […]

10 Good Reasons to Start a Business This Year with the Help of a Great Legal Team

Few experiences in life are as momentous and exhilarating as starting your own business. For many, it is a lifelong dream to be their own boss, make their own hours, and to do the work they want to do each and every day. However, starting a business can also be a frightening and even perilous […]

Employers: Protect Yourself From External and Internal Electronic Danger

Author: Jett Cross In the days of dial-up internet (think Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail), electronic mail (email) was occasional, not constant, and not available on every device. Hacking, phishing, malware, and cybersecurity were relatively unknown terms. Now, every business owner needs to know what these terms mean and how best to protect against […]

STOP Asking Employment Candidates about their Prior Salary

Author: Haley Paul A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that approximately 62 percent of employers still ask candidates about their salary history. While the number of state-wide bans against asking candidates about their pay history is still relatively low, this issue is picking up traction and it is a good […]

Can Emails and Texts Constitute a Legally Binding Agreement?

Almost everyone who conducts business understands the necessity of having a contract—a legal document stating the expectations of both parties and how negative situations will be resolved. In addition to ensuring that all parties are on the same page (literally), everyone knows contracts also are legally enforceable in a court of law. What many people […]

22 Important Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Lease

Author: Amanda Trapp Opening a new location or moving your business into a new space can be an exciting milestone for your company. Without careful preparation, however, it can also cost your business thousands of dollars or even more in unforeseen expenses. Too often, business owners only begin asking important questions after it’s too late […]

5 Helpful Tips on How Your Company Can Avoid Being Sued

As a business owner, your top priorities are usually earning profits and growing. Lawsuits aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. They’re unpleasant things to consider. However, unexpected legal events can end up  destroying your business’ finances and operations if you aren’t careful. Getting sued could even put you, as an individual, at risk. […]

How to Handle Harassment in the Workplace

The ongoing list of high-profile harassment accusations in the workplace has made handling them properly more important than ever. Failing to respond quickly and carefully could open your company to significant liability and loss of employee morale. Businesses must have a clear set of guidelines and action plan in place, in the event of an […]

Whose Employee is He Anyway? Issues Surrounding Multiple Employer Relationships

Author: Haley Paul  The majority of employment relationships involve a single employer that directs and controls its own employees. However, there are many instances under which multiple employers share responsibility for the same employees—for example, employee leasing and temporary staffing arrangements. It is important that businesses understand the circumstances that give rise to multiple-employer relationships, […]

What Wedding Vendors Need to Know in the Wake of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Author: Haley Paul This week, news outlets were abuzz with reactions to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (full Supreme Court opinion here). However, much misunderstanding abounds following the release of the Supreme Court’s opinion. With headlines like “Masterpiece Cakeshop Victory” and “At Masterpiece Cakeshop, cheers and smiles […]