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Should You Have An Arbitration Clause in Your Employment Contract?: When you are negotiating an employment agreement, there are many things to consider beyond the basics of the job description and salary. Unfortunately, not every employment situation works out ideally, and it is important to…

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What is a Judgment Lien and How Could It Affect Your Property?: When it comes to purchasing commercial real estate property, determining who owns the property is not nearly as straightforward as it may seem. Although an individual or a business may be the official owner, there could be liens on the…

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Tread Carefully with Director Conflicts: Corporate directors have a fiduciary duty to exercise their directorial powers in the best interests of the corporation rather than in pursuit of their own advantage. However, business deals are rarely a zero sum game. Situations frequently arise where a...

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Special Issues When Taking on a Foreign Partner: Business has become increasingly cosmopolitan as the world seems to get smaller and smaller. Even small companies now often transcend national borders and draw both customers and investors from across the globe. Taking on foreign investors can...

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Stakeholder Rights During a Freeze Out: Unfortunately, the exuberance and camaraderie that usually comes with the formation of a new business venture does not always last. Relationships between the owners may sour over time or the ownership composition of the company may change entirely. Either...

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Shareholders’ Rights to Corporate Information: Shareholders in large corporations are typically passive investors who have little involvement with the actual management of the company. When it comes to smaller businesses, however, shareholders are much more likely to play an active role. Even...

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What Employers Should Know About E-Verify: Hiring from the legal immigrant community allows employers access to an expanded pool of talent and can be a great boon to any business. However, it is not without risk. Employers bear the burden of ensuring that anyone they hire is legally authorized to...

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Hiring Discrimination Based on Immigration Status: Federal law prohibits employers from hiring non-resident workers who do not have legal authorization to work in the United States. However, once a worker has such authorization, employers must treat that worker the same as they would anyone else....

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The Role of Internal Investigations in Corporate Governance: In order to function, corporations must be able to govern and oversee themselves. Unfortunately, when the issue under review is the board of directors’ or other high-ranking managers’ conduct, self-governance can become more...

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Considering a Criminal Record During Hiring: The hiring of individuals with criminal records is a sensitive issue. On one hand, many released convicts have a great deal of talent and exuberance to offer and can contribute significantly in a variety of positions. On the other hand, depending on...
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