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December 2017 Newsletter

“We have an arbitration agreement, so what are we doing in court?” Arbitrations offer alternatives to traditional litigation. A five-year study of federal court litigation in 10 states found that lawsuits lasted a year or more than arbitration proceedings. The survey found the associated litigation delays caused direct business losses

November 2017 Newsletter

Six Tips on Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work By all accounts, Harvey Weinstein left a trail of sexual harassment, assault, and rape a mile and decades wide before being fired by his company’s board of directors. And by many accounts, Weinstein’s behavior, while abhorrent, is not unique in corporate culture. So what lessons can small

October 2017 Newsletter

Tips for a Small Business Drug Testing Policy You want your employees to perform their best, and you want to provide a safe working environment. For many small business employers, that means keeping your workplace drug-free. While attitudes (and state laws) are changing regarding certain drug use, and some large

September 2017 Newsletter

The Man Who Refused A Presidential Pardon Only one time in history has a man refused a Presidential pardon. In 1829 two men, George Wilson a postal clerk and James Porter, robbed a United States mail carrier train. Both were subsequently captured and tried in a court of law. Both

August 2017 Newsletter

Parental Liability for the Acts of a Minor Child Is a parent responsible for the tortious acts of their minor child? Generally, a parent does not have any liability for a tort committed by their child. However, there a few limited exceptions. Parental Liability for a Minor’s Driving in California

July 2017 Newsletter

How to Make Sure Your Business Can Withstand Lawsuits Starting a business is no simple task. It takes money, planning, time, effort, more money, fine tuning, and gumption. Unfortunately, business owners can let all that they’ve worked to accomplish be put at risk if they’re not ready to withstand, fight,

June 2017 Newsletter

What Are Signs of Age Discrimination? When a person reaches a certain age, to nearly everyone’s surprise on their birthday, nothing actually happens. Despite the common misconceptions regarding the differences between younger and older workers, a person’s abilities to perform a job are rarely, if ever, associated with their age.

May 2017 Newsletter

Top 5 Legal Tips for Naming Your Small Business Would a small business by any other name be just as successful? When it comes to naming your business, you’ve got to think about everything from how that name will look with a nice logo to how it will resonate with

April 2017 Newsletter

3 Legal Tips for Dealing With Frivolous Lawsuits Against Your Small Business There are some lawsuits that businesses just cannot avoid. Unfortunately, the most unavoidable lawsuits are the frivolous ones. Fortunately, the law and the courts provide a means to detect and dismiss frivolous claims early on, before a defendant

March 2017 Newsletter

Can Your Business Monitor Employees’ Movements in the Office?        Email. Social media. Even personal cell phones. There is a lot of employee activity that employers may legally monitor. But what about their actual movements throughout the office? Most employers can install and run video surveillance in the office, but that’s