New York Passes “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.” Is Your Business Compliant?

{2:25 minutes to read} Both the State and City of New York have not done a lot to update their definition of sexual harassment. What they have done is enact new laws that require companies, as well as government...

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Think Before Delving into a Side Business

{2 minutes to read} In addition to their core businesses, many entrepreneurs delve into side ventures. The reasons for doing so vary as much as the individuals themselves and include: A means of supplementing one’s income; Boredom, after...

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Business Owners! Compliance with Laws & Regulations has Become a Full-Time Job

{1: 40 minutes to read}  With so many new laws and regulations being enacted in recent months and years, it is not unusual for business owners to be unaware of or overlook those that have been in effect for...

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Protect Your Rights by Staying on Top of Important Business Deadlines

Owners of small businesses face many deadlines in the course of running their businesses. These deadlines may relate to regulatory compliance, contracts or litigation. It seems that new regulations are being passed every month.  In New York, for instance, the...

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Do it Right From the Start: Business Agreements Among Co-Owners

{2 minutes to read} If you co-own a business or are considering entering a business partnership, have you drawn up a shareholders’ agreement or operating agreement? Oftentimes, partners are so excited and optimistic about building their business that they...

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What Would Darwin Say to Today’s Businesses? Adapt!

{4:15 minutes to read} To appeal to new customers, businesses—and their owners— must be adaptable. Two weeks ago, I met with a potential new client who happened to be in his early 30s. As usual, I wore a suit and...

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Why Throw Money at a Problem When Your Attorney Can Provide a Better Solution for Less?

Resist the temptation of instant gratification for your legal problems and business decisions. Clients often call attorneys to get them out of legal jams or to help them negotiate complex situations. Obviously, they're reaching out because they recognize their attorney’s...

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Listening to Your Attorney’s Advice is the Smartest Thing You Can Do

If you are considering entering into a contract or agreement, particularly one that involves a good deal of money, it is important to consult an experienced and capable attorney to represent your interests. However, that is only the first step.   The...

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The Disappearing Voice of the Small Business

Large corporations often retain lobbyists or employ government relations professionals to advance their agendas. But how do small businesses make their voices heard? Historically, small businesses relied upon their full-service distributors or trade associations, who themselves employed government relations...

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