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Issuing Final Paychecks to Employees

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Many companies do not need their full workforce or might need to cut payroll. In addition, some employees might quit to find other work, due to a lack of childcare, or other circumstances. In any event, business owners should be prepared for changes in their staff as 2020 progresses. One issue to remember is that there are rules regarding…

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Reopening Your Business in Georgia

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As Governor Brian Kemp issues orders that allow certain types of businesses to reopen throughout Georgia, business owners have many issues to consider and address. First, there are strict requirements as you are opening, which might include: Limiting the number of employees and customers you can have at one time Implementing intense disinfectant and sanitation routines on the premises…

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Are You Facing Breach of Contract Allegations Stemming from COVID-19?

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It seems that the COVID-19 pandemic has largely brought life as we know it in Atlanta to a halt. Many company owners have had their operations paused or at least lost revenue, and the future is uncertain for numerous businesses. Some company owners are unable to perform under their current contracts, and this could lead to allegations of breach…

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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Georgia?

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In the past, non-compete agreements were often a standard part of an employment contract. When an employer hired someone, the company had the new hire sign an agreement that limited where and how they could work if they left the company. While this was an attempt to protect the company from unfair competition from the former employee, many people…

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Resolving Partner Disputes

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Going into business with one or more partners can be highly beneficial. Each partner can bring their own ideas and talents to the table, which can help set the company up for success. Partners also share responsibility for investments in the business, as well as liability. Finally, general partnerships require no formal filings with the state to start operations,…

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Business Compliance for 2020

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Compliance is key for any type of business to prevent unnecessary complications and penalties. Laws continually change each year, and numerous laws and amendments went into effect in Georgia as of January 1, 2020. For this reason, it is critical to review whether your business will be in compliance with all new provisions. The following are only a few…

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The Benefits of an Outsourced General Counsel

Outsourced General Counsel

Every type of business will face legal issues, and many owners have regular legal questions and concerns. Larger companies often decide it is time to hire general counsel to be available whenever they need legal assistance. However, many companies do not have the resources to hire a full-time employee or do not have legal issues regularly enough to justify…

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Is Your Company Ready to Hire Employees?

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Many new or smaller companies rely on independent contractors to complete work needed – or owners may try to handle all the work themselves. There often comes a time when you need to hire employees to grow your business and maintain quality operations. Before you hire an employee, there are many legal issues to consider, and you should not…

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Drafting an Operating Agreement

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The State of Georgia does not require partnerships or limited liability companies (LLCs) to file operating agreements with the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State. However, it is in the company owners’ best interests to negotiate, draft, and sign such an agreement for their own benefit. Owners should always consult with a business lawyer in Atlanta about putting…

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What Insurance do you Need for Your Business?

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Starting a new business enterprise can be a challenging venture, to say the least. One of the major considerations for starting a new business is deciding which types of insurance you need. Having the proper insurance in place can ensure that your business remains profitable – and that it is able to survive tough times. Atlanta business attorney Mark…

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