Welcome to post number 2 in my primer for the new business owner series. In my last post we discussed doing business as a sole proprietor. In today’s installment we turn to the limited liability company or LLC. By a wide margin, LLC’s are the preferred choice of entity for most small business owners. The benefits of operating as an LLC are numerous and include the following:
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Choice of Entity: A Primer for the New Business Owner Part 2: Doing Business as a Limited Liability Company
What was thought by many practitioners and many in the news media to be one of the most significantly restrictive Supreme Court decisions on class actions in recent memory, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, may not be so formidable for plaintiffs seeking redress through the class action process.
In A Workers Compensation Case, Remember You Can Implead In The Alternative – Accidental Injury Or Occupational Disease
The Commissioners prefer you do not file in the alternative. They want a nice clean case presented. However, you still have a right, and probably an obligation, in some duly contested cases, to file in the alternative.
In occupational disease cases, there must be a showing of industrial loss of use, often evidenced by loss time. One recent case involved a food service worker in a public school system. The worker was extremely dedicated and never wanted to miss work, but she was injured by a repeatedly broken deli slicer, which, on its face, sounds like an insidious onset over time and not one accident.
Well it’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s time to perfect your strategy, lock yourself in your office, “Hold all my calls” and get this work finished. No, I’m not talking about that tax return you extended in April or the TPS reports you have yet to complete; I’m talking about the final tweaks to your roster that will finally put you on top of your fantasy football league: can’t you visualize the Championship ring now?
24 hour marriages and even quicker divorces - Hollywood is full of them. On June 29, 2012, Katie Holmes filed for divorce and by July 9, 2012, her and her famous ex had hammered out a divorce agreement settling all issues with regards to property, custody and support. A mere two weeks after filing divorce, both Katie and Tom were able to walk the next red carpet solo. So can your divorce be this easy? Well, yes . . . and no.
On October 1, 2013, the Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Act (“RAPWA”) became effective and applies to Maryland employers who have fifteen (15) or more employees. Taking the lead from laws like that Americans with Disabilities Act, the new RAPWA will require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with a disability caused by, or contributed to, by a pregnancy.
Last week, we discussed the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) ), commonly known as “Obamacare”, looming October 1, 2013 notice requirement. Now that you have notified your employees of their options under the ACA, you must explain what it means for them.
While divorce is not what most couples hope for, some couples find that it’s inevitable. That doesn’t mean that a knock-down drag-out fight is inevitable. Many couples opt for the “friendly divorce” also known as collaborative law or collaborative practice.
I spent a good deal of my childhood vacations sitting with my brother and cousins sans seatbelt in the way way backseat of my parent’s Volvo station wagon or the way way back in my uncle’s simulated wood-paneled Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park (commonly known as the Woodie).
Beginning on January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will be able to access health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare”. Among other things, the ACA requires that employers provide a notice to employees with information regarding their coverage options, including those available in the Marketplace, by October 1, 2013. Importantly, this notice requirement is separate from the universal mandate pushed back a year by the Administration this past summer.