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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 143 harassment or discrimination lawsuits in 2023, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As American employees become more aware of their legal rights, workplace lawsuit filings continue to rise, highlighting the importance of fair and lawful workplace practices. Read about how to protect your organization […]
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Selecting the perfect name for a business isn’t as simple as it may seem. It’s not just about creativity and branding, there’s a whole world of regulations and rules to navigate. From ensuring the name hasn’t been trademarked to complying with state-level naming rules, the process can be complex and time-consuming. Understanding these regulations is […]
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When it comes to estate planning, understanding the difference between revocable and irrevocable trusts is crucial. These two types of trusts, while similar in some respects, offer distinct advantages and disadvantages. A revocable trust, for instance, provides flexibility as it can be modified by the grantor. On the other hand, an irrevocable trust, once created, […]
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Investing in commercial real estate is a proven strategy for building wealth. With some of the highest income streams in the real estate market, commercial properties offer lucrative opportunities for investors. If you’ve been considering a shift from residential to commercial real estate, this guide is your roadmap to success. The key to successful commercial […]
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A key reason why people conduct estate planning in the first place is the desire to transfer assets to beneficiaries efficiently, but some trusts, such as dynasty trusts, are more appropriate for those wanting to establish a lasting legacy spanning multiple generations. Due to the long-term and irrevocable nature of these trusts, considering carefully before […]
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Companies increasingly opt for independent contractors instead of employees due to the financial advantages they offer, but many businesses often fail to categorize their staff correctly; for instance, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), 10% to 20% of employers misclassify one or more employees either deliberately or by accident. Despite the difficulties in recognizing […]
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You might have heard that putting your house in a trust is a great way to pass your family home to your children. However, this is not blanket advice. Every situation is different. What might be good for one family might not be good for another family. There are several ways that you can transfer […]
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According to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, 40 percent of businesses struggle to access reliable financing. The outcome of this struggle can make or break the average enterprise, and the Bipartisan Policy Center describes credit as “essential” – especially for small businesses. As companies consider their full range of financing options, they may encounter the […]
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Although most people know they should have an estate plan for loved ones to follow in the event of death or incapacity, the need for such a plan can often feel like a distant possibility until the plan is actually needed––by which time it will be too late. A Last Will and Testament is an […]
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Starting a new business may be an exciting endeavor, but success will depend on long hours, dedication, and a large dose of hard work. Business success is not achieved overnight, and unfortunately not every business will thrive. According to the Small Business Bureau (SBA), from 1994 to 2019 just under 68% of new businesses survived two […]
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Estate planning should always involve preparing for both the expected and the unexpected. A well-crafted estate plan should address the possibility of becoming mentally or physically incapacitated and being unable to make independent decisions on your own. This element of an estate plan is known as “incapacity planning.” Although many people mistakenly believe that incapacity […]
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Almost every business has at least some valuable information that they would not want their competitors to access or know. That valuable information may qualify as a trade secret under the law. However, business owners may not know what specific steps they can take and what strategies they can implement to protect the information that […]
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How To Keep Your Corporate Records Up To Date And Why You Should Businesses of all sizes have one thing in common: paperwork. There are dozens of records, including contracts, bills, bank statements, a register of shareholders and directors, tax documents, and other important corporate records that must be organized and kept for years. Any […]
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Business agents are employees, independent contractors, or others who have the authority to bind a business into contractual relationships with third parties. Their distinction confers on them some prestige –– but it also means that business agents may sometimes find themselves involved in company lawsuits, including in the ten ways described below. If you would […]
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Generation-Skipping Trusts Estate planning is the process of developing a series of documents that detail how a person’s assets should be distributed after his or her death. These assets collectively form the individual’s estate, whose distribution may be directed by a Last Will and Testament (will) and any combination of several types of trust. Generation-skipping […]
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Stockbrokers, insurance agents, and other professionals may have a professional duty to disclose certain information to their customers or clients. If they fail to disclose this required information, they may find themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit. This is just one example of how someone may find themselves filing or being served with […]
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