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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


5 Common Employment Law Mistakes

Employment laws cover a wide range of topics and employers often find it difficult to keep track of all the new laws and changes. Frequently, employers discover they have been breaking employment laws without even realizing it. Five laws unknowingly … Continue reading


Protected Social Media Posts

Most people think of social media as personal, and feel they can use it however they want. That includes venting about work situations or their place of employment. For the most part this is correct. People can vent about certain … Continue reading