For many small business owners, hiring and then working with a lawyer can be an extremely intimidating process. There are a number of resources that can help small business owners make this decision; however, you cannot be sure of the results that you will receive unless time is taken to evaluate the services from each […]
You’ve exhausted multiple efforts to collect a debt owed by a client. You’re now at the point where you either write it off, or try litigation. Because of the time and cost involved, litigation should be a last resort for debt collection. But you can also reduce your investment in litigation and thus increase your […]
We all know Brexit is going to cause changes to the way UK businesses operate, but are UK companies prepared for the full extent of what the change means for them? Brexit will effectively shape the way Britain interacts with the world for decades to come, and nearly every aspect of UK law will have […]
It’s 2016 and the world of social media, as well as its integration with business are no longer emerging concepts. They’re firmly cemented in the business world, and the use of social media as both an internal and external tool is an essential part of most organizations.
If you’re just starting in the world of business, you’re going to run into a few pitfalls. If you haven’t planned well enough, legal issues can quickly take over your company. You might find yourself getting shut down, or paying extortionate fees to rectify those issues. Or, other companies might take advantage of your lack […]
Keeping in line with the law is one of the most important aspects of running any business. After all, anything going wrong in this area could spell disaster for the company somewhere down the line. However, staying on top of all the legal requirements can be more than a little difficult. This is one reason […]
Starting a business means that you have to do more than market it, create a business plan and secure funding. Multiple legalities need to be taken care of before the doors can open for business. It is ideal to enlist the assistance of a business attorney to ensure that all of the proper documentation is […]
No one ever likes to think that there’s a chance that fraudulent activity could be taking place at their work premises, but it happens. It’s not unheard of for disgruntled employees to start trying risky tactics. Unfortunately, fraud is a difficult issue to deal with. You can’t just accuse someone of it if you’ve got […]
We’ve all heard the statistics on how many small businesses fail. Competent management and understanding of your market can save you from the most common pitfalls. But what about legal trouble? A lawsuit can crush even the most prosperous small business, and yet many business owners find themselves unprepared for the possibility. Here are a […]
There is nothing more rewarding that being able to travel around the world. Being able to see how different cultures live is a great way for a person to extend their knowledge of the world. In order to travel in Canada and any other areas, you will have to have a clear record to travel […]
Inventors, artists and musicians have to be very careful with their intellectual property, especially in a time of digital sharing. It’s all too easy to steal someone’s hard work and claim it as your own, even profit from it. Do you suspect someone is stealing your ideas or invention?
If you have received serious injuries as the result of an accident that was caused by negligence, oversight, or even willful malice on the part of another person, you definitely have the right to seek compensation in a court of law.
A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration details how the IRS is planning to detect and act on individuals using tax information from U.S. businesses frequently. The report, which is titled “Processes Are Being Established to Detect Business Identity Theft; However, Additional Actions Can Help Improve Detection,”
Can lawyers-on-demand revolutionize the legal industry as we know it? John Suh certainly thinks so, and he’s got a plan to make it happen. His company, LegalZoom, has been called “Uber for lawyers.” In practice, it’s hard to not see the similarities. Launched in 2010, the startup began offering small businesses a subscription plan that […]
If you’re self-employed and run your own business, you already know just how much that self-employment tax can hurt. Self-employed people typically pay higher Social Security and Medicare taxes than those who are employees of a company, as they must pay their share as well as their employer’s share. One way to reduce your SE […]
Employee lawsuits are one of the biggest risks that small businesses face. These legal proceedings are not only expensive and time consuming but also pose significant threat to damage the reputation of your company. Worst still, they can demoralize your employees. It is therefore imperative to protect your small business from possible employee lawsuits.