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Possible Employment Law Changes

With a new president coming in to office, many experts have thoughts on where President-Elect Trump will lead key employment laws. Here are some key issues that could be affected by the change in power coming in January: DOL’s Final … Continue reading


End-Of-The-Year Risk Assessment

As the calendar nears the end of 2016, companies should start considering a business risk assessment. This can help the business start the new year on a solid note, feeling more secure about where they stand. The attorneys at InnovaCounsel … Continue reading


The Importance of Intellectual Property

When a business protects their intellectual property through patents, trade secrets, copyrights, or trademarks, it not only benefits that business, but the United States economy as a whole. A new report came out detailing just how this is possible. Here … Continue reading


Minimizing Potential Lawsuits for Small Businesses

If a small business gets hit with an employee lawsuit, it could quickly drain the business funds. Even a small issue can end in a lawsuit, which is why small businesses need to protect themselves. Here are five precautions to … Continue reading


Termination and Employment Law Through the Years

Terminating employees is not always an easy process. Many employers believe they can simply terminate an employee because they are employed at will or that they have total discretion to terminate without cause without repercussions. However, it is not that … Continue reading


5 Important Lease Negotiating Factors

Negotiating a real estate transaction can be difficult, and often leaves one or both parties with less than they wanted. When negotiating a commercial lease for a retail space, office space, etc., keep in mind these five factors to avoid … Continue reading


Creating a Company Code of Ethics

When starting a new company, those creating it need to decide what the company will believe in and aims to live by. This is the company’s code of ethics. However, it doesn’t work alone, it works in conjunction with the … Continue reading


Mergers and Acquisitions

When considering getting involved in a merger and acquisition transaction, the buyer will want to do a substantial amount of due diligence before committing. This is even more important when dealing with private company acquisitions where the company hasn’t been … Continue reading


Updating the Company Handbook

Company handbooks are an important document for each workplace. Since we are past the mid-year mark in 2016, it might be a good time for employers and their attorneys to review the handbook with new workplace issues coming to light. … Continue reading


Penalty Increases

Companies are going to have to be even more careful about following rules set by the EEOC and DOL to avoid hefty fines. First, the EEOC announced an increase in its notice-posting violations. Then, the DOL also announced civil penalty … Continue reading