The Spooky Idea of Losing Your Business Because of Partner Disputes

Partnership disputes can be among the spookiest things to happen to your business. If you survey all the things which can cause harm to your business – tax problems, employee complaints, malpractice suits, etc. – you realize that this is a very powerful statement. Partner disputes literally have the potential to bring your business to a point of financial ruin and collapse. When partners engage in serious disputes, Read More

Protecting Your Business from Scary Employee Claims

As Halloween approaches, business owners will have plenty of spooky things to worry about: ghosts, goblins, witches and other frightening things. In addition to these familiar spooky characters, business owners also have to worry about complaints from employees. If you run a business, the chances are reasonably high that you will face a claim made by an employee at some point in time. This is true even if you work Read More

Look Out For Scary Franchise Disputes

Becoming a franchisee helps aspiring business owners gain invaluable experience and a unique introduction to entrepreneurship. Many of the world’s most recognizable brands are primarily operated by individual franchisees, who also benefit from an established business model. In return, franchisors receive upfront investments and regular fees from franchisees. As with any business relationship, franchisors and Read More

The Horrors of Not Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property

As we enter Halloween month, Trembly Law Firm is covering several important topics that haunt the nightmares of entrepreneurs and, if left untended in real life, could spell doom for their companies. Many of these threats come from the outside, but a few could also manifest right under your company’s nose. Neglecting your company’s intellectual property is a real risk for the long-term viability of the Read More

The Nuts & Bolts of Employer Professional Liability Insurance (EPLI)

As all veteran business owners know, businesses can be big targets for lawsuits. In some cases, this is because companies can make mistakes in areas such as human resources, wrongful discipline, wrongful termination, and so forth. In other cases, however, businesses can be the target of frivolous lawsuits for no other reason than because they have deep pockets. Regardless of the level of merit of a given lawsuit, the Read More

How to Deal with Overtime Allegations from Workers

If you have employees, you run the risk of being struck with a claim for unpaid overtime at some point. Although not all businesses get hit with such claims, a fair amount do. As we’ve discussed elsewhere on our blog, overtime pay is something guaranteed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the more critical pieces of employment law which affects businesses. In this post, we will go over the basic overtime Read More

4 Ways Employers Might Unwittingly Discriminate Against Employees

“This job is limited to Caucasian, American-born U.S. citizens.” One would certainly hope, in the year 2021, that employers should know not to discriminate so blatantly against candidates and employees. The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 is nearly six decades old. Federal, state, and local governments have since enacted many anti-discrimination laws. We know the vast majority of employers would never Read More

What, Exactly, Are Exempt Salaried Employees?

Employees are often eager to get the covered “overtime” pay—”time-and-a-half,” as it’s often called—while employers are eager to keep their hourly employees from working 40 hours in a week. Most salaried employees are not eligible for overtime. However, employers must do more than simply pay their employees a salary in order to avoid paying them overtime. Salaried employees must be truly exempt. Minimum Salary Like Read More

Making Sure You’re Still In Compliance in Time For Your Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Audit

Are You Still in Compliance? In April, the CFPB warned mortgage servicers that being “unprepared is unacceptable.”  The foreclosure moratorium lapsed on July 31, 2021 and lenders and loan servicers are gearing up to address defaulted loans.  With the backlog and the expected influx of defaulted loans being referred for litigation, lenders and their servicers cannot lose sight of their compliance obligations and Read More

Is COVID-19 Considered a Disability?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides a number of legal protections for employees dealing with disabilities. The federal law applies to all employers (private and public) with 15 or more employees. One of the central tenets of workplace protections for disabled employees and candidates is the requirement for employers to offer reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are Read More

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