November 2018 Archives

Legal issues all entrepreneurs should consider

Imagine after years of planning, saving and building capital, you are finally ready to take the leap and start your own business. Unfortunately, starting a business is not as easy as turning on the lights and hanging an "open" sign in the door. There is a seemingly endless number of details that go into opening a business. For example, even choosing the name of the company could involve filling out an application and paying a fee.

A look at asset-based lending

Forming a business can be challenging for various reasons, and there is often a lot of uncertainty. However, there may be various ways you can not only simplify the process of business formation but benefit from a financial point of view. Sometimes taking out a loan is necessary and there may be a number of options in front of you. In this post, we will go over some of the ins and outs of asset-based lending and different considerations that may apply to you. In New York City and across the country, it is essential for those who are starting a business to be aware of all their different options.

Lawsuits over wage and hour violations

We have written about some of the reasons why staff members take their employers to court, whether they believe that they have been illegally discriminated against or subjected to sexual harassment. Some employee lawsuits have nothing to do with discrimination or harassment, however, such as a lawsuit that is centered around wage and hour violations. These lawsuits may only involve an individual staff member or a group of employees may be taking legal action jointly. Either way, it is pivotal to take a close look at the case in order to devise a strategy for how you are going to handle this potentially challenging situation.

Patent basics

Business owners and executives in New York often have the need to protect sensitive information relating to their business or products from being used against them. This information is commonly referred to as intellectual property. It is not tangible but frequently represents the essence of what a company offers and its competitive edge. There are various protections available to companies specific to intellectual property and a patent is one type.

Handling rumors of litigation

We have covered so many different reasons behind business lawsuits, but some owners may face challenges related to litigation before a suit has even been filed. If you have reason to believe that your company may be taken to court in the near future, it is crucial to start preparing at once. By taking the time to prepare for litigation, you may be able to reduce the chances of an unfavorable outcome. In fact, paying careful attention to the issue at hand may even result in the dismissal of legal action altogether.

Should you hire employees or contractors?

Being a business owner in New York can be extremely rewarding, but it also comes with its challenges. If you are a brand new company, or you are a smaller business ready to grow, it may be time to hire. Typically, the options you have are to hire traditional employees or independent contractors. There are benefits to hiring either one, and it typically depends on your specific business and what work you need done.

  • NYSBA
  • Brooklyn Bar Association 1872 Justice Integrity Honor Courtesy
  • National Italian American Bar Association Representing The Italian American Legal Community
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Rockland County
  • The Copyright Society of the USA
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