Non-compete Agreement: How Solid Is Yours?

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There are many misconceptions and assumptions regarding the use and effectiveness of non-compete agreements. This is not too surprising considering that judicial enforcement of these agreements is very fact-intensive and situation-specific. There are no bright-line rules to help business owners determine whether a noncompete agreement will be enforceable, so it can be challenging to craft […]

How to Track Time for a Remote Employee 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of new remote workers. This shift in the way employers conduct business brings new challenges as they seek to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirement of paying employees for all hours worked. In response, the Department of Labor released Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5 […]

New Reporting Requirements for Corporations and LLCs in 2024 –Better know the rules and comply or face hefty fines! 

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The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires that certain businesses disclose to FinCEN (Financial  Crimes Enforcement Network) information about the company, such as its beneficial owners and, in some cases, the name of the applicant who set up the entity. The term “reporting companies” describes who must file and follow reporting requirements.  You are a “reporting […]

Does Your Website Need a Privacy Policy or Terms of Use?

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The questions on most business owners’ minds are “What is a privacy policy?” and “Do I need them on my website?” Privacy policies and terms of use serve different purposes, but both are essential for any business that engages with customers via a website. 

What Is an S Corporation and Should I Form One?

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Contrary to popular belief, the S corporation is not a distinct entity type. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an S corporation is a corporation that has elected treatment as a pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code.

Five Considerations Before You Use a Payment Demand Letter

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Sending a demand letter is a common and often fruitful approach to nonpayment. A demand letter is simply a letter sent to a person or organization that has yet to satisfy a debt giving notice that legal action is being considered.

What You Need to Know about ADA Website Compliance

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to accommodate people with physical and cognitive impairments. While the ADA, which applies to “places of public accommodation,” was designed with physical spaces in mind, the proliferation of online services means that digital spaces must also comply with the ADA.

6 Key Considerations for Passing Down a Family Business

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You have spent years building your small business, but have you taken time to consider what will happen to it when you retire, become disabled, or pass away? Although it is often hard to fathom an event that may not occur for many years, it is important to put plans in place in advance.

Benefits of Having Your Business Donate to Charity

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To donate to charity might seem counterintuitive to those running a for-profit company. However, it is important to keep in mind that charitable giving can not only make a big difference to the recipients of your generosity, but it can also provide a net gain to your business. In addition to the potential tax advantages […]