As a business owner, keeping informed about the finer points of employment law is important. If you're getting ready to hire your first employees, you need to be sure that you understand exactly what you can and cannot do. Don't risk getting yourself into legal trouble by asking the wrong question at the interview or making an off-hand comment that's considered legally unacceptable. I created this site to give you the basics of employment law expectations. I hope that the information here helps you to understand what you should and shouldn't do as you're interviewing and hiring your first staff members.
4 September 2015
No one likes the possibility of having to file bankruptcy, but in some cases it might be a good option. For instance, if you are facing foreclosure due to financial difficulties, filing for bankruptcy might help you resolve the situation, depending on the specific circumstances. Automatic Stay Filing for bankruptcy triggers a legal mechanism known as the automatic stay. Thislegal protection prevents creditors from making any attempts to collects on debts or enforce a lien during the bankruptcy process.
26 August 2015
There is a lot of advice out there for folks facing bankruptcy, but what about afterward? This may be a confusing time as you adjust to being relieved of some financial stressors and of answering your phone without the fear of being harassed by bill collectors. There are some tips and practical advice surrounding what you should do after your bankruptcy has been filed and approved by the court. Some things to bear in mind post-bankruptcy include:
17 August 2015
Do you have an excellent idea for an invention that people will want to buy? As any inventor knows, you have to file for a patent if you want to keep your intellectual property safe while you develop your idea. If you've never applied for a provisional patent before, it's vital to know how you can avoid mistakes that might cost you in the long run. Provisional Applications Can Hold Your Place In Line
1 August 2015
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was enacted to protect a patient's medical privacy. For anyone to get access to your medical records, there are forms to be filled out stating who the nurse or doctor can speak to in regards to your health issues. However, what happens when you die? Does anyone have access to your medical records or do the medical files get sealed and put away?
21 July 2015
If being homeless isn't hard enough, there are at least four ways you can run into legal problems just trying to do activities of daily living or to rustle up some money for food and other necessities. 1. Loitering In Public Places Many urban areas across the U.S. have criminalized loitering, sleeping in public on benches, on the ground in parks sleeping in vehicles sitting in certain areas, and camping (by setting up a tent or living out of a camper/RV in an unauthorized spot).