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Do Contract Disputes Always Go to Court?

contract disputes

Many people assume that every dispute with someone else will eventually end up in court. You may be surprised to know that very few business disputes will result in a trial. Most cases are resolved at some point before they reach a judge. Oftentimes, there is little to be gained from an actual trial, even if litigation has already…

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Important Terms in a Commercial Lease

commercial lease

A commercial lease can be a complex contract, and you should not try to negotiate one on your own without the help of an attorney. Here are some of the important terms of a commercial lease that you need to know. Perhaps the most important term in a lease is the lease type. The kind of lease would dictate…

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Common Business Entities

business entities

Before you form a business, you will need to select the structure. The type of business entity you select will determine many things about your company, including: How it is run The relationship between the owners Your tax status Your potential liability Some people may begin their business as a sole proprietorship because it is easy. An attorney would…

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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable?

non-compete agreements

If you have signed a non-compete agreement, you may be wondering whether you need to abide by its terms. It can be dangerous to make any assumptions on your own and breach a non-compete agreement. You should always contact an attorney to learn how to proceed when you have already signed a non-compete agreement. Generally, there are two options;…

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Were You Fired for a Discriminatory Reason?

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Federal and state law prohibits discrimination if you are a part of a protected class. If you can prove that you were subject to an adverse employment action because of discrimination, you may be able to file a lawsuit to receive financial compensation. Protected classes include: Race Color Religion Sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), National origin…

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Important Clauses in Business Contracts

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A contract is a legal agreement that gives you rights and obligations. However, in order to give you the protection you need, a contract must clearly spell out all the necessary terms. Here are some important clauses that you need in a contract. Scope and Duration Perhaps the most important clause is the one that defines what the contract…

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Pros of Leasing Commercial Property Over Buying

commercial lease

Many people will tell you that it is always better to own than lease. However, that does not always hold true when it comes to commercial property. One of the major reasons why you may opt to lease is that there are more extensive financial obligations associated with ownership. First, you would need to come up with the money…

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Are You Thinking of Starting a New Business in 2023?

business startup

2023 may be the year that you decide to go ahead with your ambition and goal of launching a business. Here are some things to consider first. First, you must have a sound business plan in place. Starting a business involves financial risk on your part. You must have the infrastructure that will set you up for success. Before…

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Disputes Over NDAs

NDAs

Businesses may often require employees to sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition of employment. Companies have an interest in protecting things such as trade secrets and the internal workings of the business. NDAs are valid and enforceable contracts, but courts may not enforce them if they overreach. A dispute over an NDA often arises after a person is accused…

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Retaliation for Complaining About Employment Discrimination

employment discrimination

Federal and state laws make it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint or even raising the issue of employment discrimination. If an employer retaliates over a complaint, they can be liable in a lawsuit, even if they did not actually discriminate in the first place. Even when employment is at will, firing…

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