Posts Tagged ‘business’

Making the decision to fire an employee can often be a difficult one.  Additionally, many employers worry about the possibility of litigation arising from such an action.  However, there are many instances in which firing an employee may be necessary for the company.  For example, if an employee is not performing their duties in a […]

As of October 1, 2015, credit card companies will be shifting liability for fraudulent transactions to merchants. Credit card companies are issuing new cards called EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) that will include a microchip to authenticate chip-card transactions and lessen the likelihood of fraud. For small businesses, this means a technology upgrade in credit/debit […]

If you own a business that employs several or more people, chances are you have to be concerned with how best to deal with scheduling. Ten percent of the American workforce is subjected to on-call scheduling practices. Recently, the New York State Attorney General conducted an inquiry regarding the scheduling practices of thirteen major retailers […]

If your business has been successful, you may be looking to expand.  There are always risks when it comes to investing capital.  However, two ways of growing a business that offer protection to the business owner by delegating more risks to the third party are franchising and licensing.  These kinds of agreements may offer your […]

Many businesses are not immune to workplace harassment. For example, a former employee of a business in Texas sued his employer for harassing him. Among other claims of verbal and physical abuse, the employee’s suit alleges that colleagues repeatedly assaulted him with a Taser. If your company does not have a process by which your […]

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay “non-exempt” employees time and one half of their “regular rate” when they work in excess of forty hours in a week. The United States Department of Labor, the agency tasked with enforcing FLSA, has shown a willingness to aggressively initiate enforcement actions against employers suspected […]

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has broad jurisdiction to enforce federal consumer protection laws such as the FTC Act. As such, the FTC regulates a variety of businesses, both large and small, and investigations and enforcement actions against a particular company or targeting a particular industry serve to aid other businesses in complying with the […]

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