Small Business

Legal Considerations in Hiring Employees

Questions to Avoid During Interviews In conducting pre-employment interviews, it is important to keep in mind that all inquiries should be limited to job-related information. Questions which seek out information as to gender, pregnancy, race, sexual orientation, natural origin, age or disability need to be avoided. There are multiple sources available on the...

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Solving Legal Disputes

Legal disputes – actual and potential – come in all shapes and sizes when you run a small business. Consider the following examples: The phone company puts your yellow page ad in the wrong classification and refuses to do anything about it. A former employee claims that you wrongfully fired him or her. Your landlord puts off repairing a leaky roof. As a result,...

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Put It In Writing: Small Business Contracts

As the owner of a business, it’s likely that you’ll often encounter both written and oral contracts. The most important piece of advice about contracts is obvious: Put all important agreements in writing. This blog shows you how, and tells you what to do if something goes wrong. Of course the information here is very general, you may want to consult an attorney to...

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