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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

Benefits of a Business Risk Assessment

One way to minimize company issues is to be aware of the risks within the company. To become aware of business risks and legal issues, the company needs to complete a business risk assessment. With an InnovaCounsel Business Risk Assessment, … Continue reading

Company Formation Mistakes

Forming a company can seem like a fairly straight forward process, but mistakes often occur during the process. Some of these mistakes can be easily avoided, especially with an attorney to look over the paperwork. Here are some of the … Continue reading

Regulating Working After HOurs

It can be hard for employees to disconnect after work hours are over. They might feel the need to check their work email to see if they got an important response. In an effort to reduce work-related stress, other countries … Continue reading