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.
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).
30 June 2015
When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, all unsecured debts will be discharged if the bankruptcy is approved. If you forget to include debts on your paperwork, there is still a chance that they will be considered "discharged," however, you may have to go through legal procedures if a creditor fights you for the money. This is why it is important to include every debt you have on your bankruptcy forms when you file.
16 June 2015
According to the American Bar Association, approximately 55% of people in the U.S. die without having a will. If this happens to you, do you realize the problems this situation can create? If you want to eliminate the problems this can create for the loved ones you leave behind, you should consider meeting with an estate planning attorney so you can create a will. Here are two problems your loved ones will not have to deal with if you create a will.