Corporate Law

Choosing the Right Business Structure

Starting a new business is a stressful time. From hiring employees to determining an operating budget, there are many decisions to make in the beginning stages of the creation of your business. One of the most important decisions is choosing a business structure that’s right for you.

An Overview of Limited Liability Companies

A limited liability company, commonly referred to as an “LLC”, is a type of business entity that has become popular in the United States because of some of the benefits it provides to business owners.

Pitfalls of Purchasing a Business

Acquiring an established and successful business may appear to be an attractive and low risk proposition for both experienced or novice entrepreneurs; however, there are numerous issues a prospective buyer should consider and pitfalls to avoid before purchasing a business.

A Starting Guide to Non-Conforming Uses

Question: If I’m operating a business in a zoning district that my business is no longer eligible to operate in, what can I do?

Employer Access of an Employee’s Personal Information on a Work-Device

Question: What information may an employer access from an employee’s employer-issued mobile device?

Are salaried employees exempt from overtime pay?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) is a federal law which regulates, among other things, minimum wage and overtime pay. The FLSA generally sets a workweek at forty hours and requires that employees receive overtime pay for any excess work hours over forty.

What Employers Need to Know about the Family & Medical Leave Act

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law which seeks to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of the family by entitling employees to take reasonable leave for medical reasons, birth or adoption of children, and to care for family members with a serious health condition.

Harassment in the Workplace

Title VII is a federal law which seeks to address discrimination and harassment in workplaces. Title VII regulates employers with 15 or more employees. Title VII prohibits harassment of individuals based on the following protected characteristics: race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and some other factors. What constitutes harassment? For an employee to bring a […]

PLANNING AHEAD: Does my limited liability company really need an operating agreement?

PLANNING AHEAD: Does my limited liability company really need an operating agreement?

When Does a Hobby Become a Business?

Do you have a hobby that has become profitable on eBay, Etsy, or social media? If so, the IRS may consider your hobby a business, and certain income tax consequences may result.

Mobile Tech and ADA

Q: Do I have to design my business’s website or mobile app to be accessible by individuals with disabilities?

Defamation and Copyrights in Hyperlinks and Blogs

Q: Can my business get in trouble for sharing third-party content on its website and social media page?

Overtime Law

Q: What impact will proposed federal overtime changes have on me?

Valuation at Buyout

Q: How do I address dissenting non-majority shareholders who disrupt operations and threaten litigation if I don’t buy them out at an inflated price?

Board of Directors Liability

Q: As a new member of a nonprofit’s board of directors, what liabilities am I undertaking?

Refunds and Store Credits

Q: “I returned merchandise and received a certificate from the store against future purchases. May the store impose time limits or other conditions on my use of the certificate?”

“Oh, You Shouldn’t Have!”

Q: Do the gift cards I received during the holidays expire? Are there any charges or fees for use or non-use?

Civil Remedies For Worthless Checks

Q: My customer’s check bounced, and he won’t return my calls. What can I do to recover?

Keeping Information Private

Q: How does the new Florida Information Privacy Act affect my business?

Defamation by Blog & the First Amendment

Q: As a business owner, what recourse do I have against negative online reviews and scathing blog posts?