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A contract is the foundation for any business agreement, and you should always have a legal professional review it to ensure you are protected. Unfortunately, breaches happen quite often and result in many court cases. So, what do you need to know if a contract...

The rules for employer-employee relations are ever-changing, and a small business without a dedicated HR department might not have the time to remain up to date on the current laws and policies. At the turn of the new year, wide reaching new laws went into...

Small business owners need to be constantly aware of the changing business landscape to avoid potential consequences. From employee law changes to paid sick leave, there were quite a few shifts that occurred in 2016. Here is a quick recap of important law changes, as...

Human resources departments seek to cultivate strong relationships between a company and its employees while keeping a constant watch on changing regulations. Unfortunately, most small businesses aren’t able to employ their own HR department to keep track of the list of employment laws. To ensure...

The Eastern District of Texas filed a lawsuit on Nov. 22 to block the Final Rule of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Protection Rule, which did not go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. The court entered a preliminary injunction, delaying implementation of the Final...

The first time you meet someone sets the tone for an entire relationship, and can be the difference between gaining a new partner, client or customer or not. Luckily, there are ways to increase the likelihood of a positive first impression by knowing what influences...

Managing risk comes with the territory when you are a small business owner. Sometimes, however, that risk can become too great for you to handle — it is important to have an expert on-hand to take on any legal complications you may encounter. Attorneys possess the...

Mishandling confidential information - even if it happens accidentally - can have significant financial and legal consequences. Human Resources typically ensures that confidential information is kept safe. However, most small businesses do not have a dedicated HR representative, so this responsibility typically falls directly on...