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Basic Elements of Successful Contracts

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A successful contract unfolds when each party performs its obligations. A contract must have certain minimum basic things in order to be valid. Here are some of the basic requirements. Consideration This is a legal term for the requirement that each party to the contract must be promising something. Most commonly, one person provides a good or service, and…

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Rights Against Disability Discrimination

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Federal law protects workers from being discriminated against based on their disability. If an employer has violated the law, the employee can file a civil lawsuit for compensation. How the ADA Works The main federal law in this area is the American With Disabilities Act. The ADA makes disability status a protected class, and it applies to all employers…

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Did Your Employer Terminate You for Discriminatory Reasons?

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Employers are not allowed to fire you for discriminatory reasons. Federal law prohibits any type of discrimination against these protected classes based on: Race National origin Gender Age Disability Religion Employers could be liable for monetary penalties in a discrimination lawsuit. In addition, the court could require that you are reinstated to your job. However, you must first begin…

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Forms of Sex and Gender Discrimination at Work

Atlanta Employment Discrimination Lawyer

When you think of sex and gender discrimination, you might immediately think of hiring a male applicant over a female applicant or similar employment actions. However, did you know there are several different ways that sex and gender discrimination can manifest in the workplace? It can be difficult to know whether you were a victim of unlawful conduct, so…

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Common Business Tort Claims

Marietta Business Litigation Lawyer

The legal term “torts” refers to a civil wrong that resulted in harm and losses for another party. Torts may or may not be intentional, but when they happen in the business context, they always have the potential for extensive losses or liability – depending on which side of the claim your company is on. If you believe you…

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Determining the Value of a Business

Alpharetta Business Transactions Lawyer

There are many reasons why you might want to know the accurate value of your business. Perhaps another party has offered to purchase the business, or you are considering a merger. Maybe you decide it’s time to put the business up for sale to start a new venture, or one owner is leaving, and the company needs to purchase…

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Does a Contract Need to be in Writing?

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Contracts are a major part of life – whether you are a business owner or a consumer. You might enter into contracts without even realizing, such as by purchasing a product, paying for a haircut, or buying tickets to an event. Some contracts happen quickly with a few words between two people, and this leads to the question: does…

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Potential Age Discrimination of Millenials in 2021

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Many people still consider the millennial generation to be the young adults of the workforce. However, as of January 2021, the oldest millennials (born in 1981) will begin turning 40. This makes it possible for them to begin experiencing age discrimination at work. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 protects employees age 40 and over from…

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Will a Partner Dispute Go to Court?

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Partnership disputes are a nearly inevitable part of being in business with another person. Disagreements can arise over a variety of issues, including strategy, the allocation of partnership resources, or personnel management. In many cases, these disagreements can be resolved informally and through compromise or concession. In others, however, partners need to go to court in order to have…

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How Can a Lawyer Help with Mergers and Acquisitions?

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Mergers and acquisitions are highly complex transactions between businesses. There is a lot at stake and many opportunities for costly complications to arise. To best prevent issues and ensure a clean transaction, company leaders should always seek the assistance and guidance of a business transactions lawyer in Atlanta. There are many different ways a lawyer can help with the…

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