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Discrimination & Your Employment Practices

The law protects employees from being discriminated against on the basis of race, disability, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or genetic information. An employer is also prohibited from taking retaliatory action against an employee who complains about discriminatory conduct, including one who files a charge of discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [..]

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When Should You Register Your Company’s Trademarks?

When you start a new business, one of the most important steps you can take to ensure its success is to protect your company’s intellectual property. This includes your start-up’s name, logo, inventions or trade secrets. As for the timing, you should register your company’s trademarks as quickly as possible. There are many benefits of [..]

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Breach of Contract Lawsuit Basics

In an ideal world, when you enter a contract both parties would fulfill their obligations and be satisfied with the outcome. Unfortunately, the reality is that there are many factors that can cause contracts to be breached. Delays happen, unforeseen financial problems occur, and other unexpected events can hinder or even prevent a successful contract [..]

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Common Types of Employment Lawsuits

There are a wide variety of disputes that can arise between employers and their employees. Some of the most common types of employment lawsuits include: Discrimination. The law sets forth certain “protected groups” and prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability and genetics. If a member of [..]

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How Can a Business Lawyer Save You Money?

Whether you are just starting your business or you have been established for years, you are probably looking for ways to save money and keep your expenses down. When it comes to legal matters, however, it is important for all business owners to understand that retaining a business attorney to protect your entity’s best interests [..]

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What are the Remedies for Employment Discrimination?

The general rule for determining the appropriate remedy in an employment discrimination case is to put the victim in a similar position as he/she would’ve been had the discrimination not occurred. Thus, the relief afforded by the court will vary depending upon the discriminatory action and the impact it had on the victim. The court [..]

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The Importance of Protecting Your Business Email

All businesses, regardless of size, should be taking measures to protect their digital data. This includes protecting business emails that are sent on a daily basis. Many people do not realize that their unsecured emails can be intercepted by unintended parties. This can put the welfare of your business and your customers or clients in [..]

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Understanding what is Owed for Overtime Pay

Overtime pay is a confusing topic for many employers and employees. The first step is to determine if you are dealing with an exempt employee. To learn more about exempt and non-exempt employees, please read our blog titled “What You Need to Know About Overtime Pay.” A non-exempt employee is entitled to overtime pay, while [..]

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