02 Sep
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Protecting Against the Pirates of Unfair Competition

While healthy competition often drives innovation, there are some pirate-like practices that are dishonest and/or fraudulent that could pose a serious risk to your business.

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26 Aug
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The Key to Trade Secrets: How to Recognize Them and Protect Your Business

The specific steps you take to protect your trade secrets will depend on the value of that secret and your business’s needs, but will likely consist of measures from more than one of these categories.

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19 Aug
Policies and Procedures are tools for positive employee relations
Tools for Building a Positive Employee Relations Environment

By becoming vigilant, businesses can and should eradicate whatever social and legal vulnerabilities they may have, not only to mitigate crises and legal liabilities, but also to propel themselves to the forefront of being a model business for which to work.

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12 Aug
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a Partnership

Partnering is powerful because the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts. However, a partnership can also be dangerous if not set up correctly or entered into with clear procedures and guidelines.

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05 Aug
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What You Need to Know: Sole Proprietorships vs LLCs

The options for ownership structure for entrepreneurs usually come down to two options—sole proprietorship and limited liability companies (LLC). It’s important to understand the differences between these structures in the context of your business’s needs.

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29 Jul
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The Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Determining the right structure is not a “one size fits all” model. It should be custom to you so that you can orchestrate and plan your liability exposure and risk, protect your personal assets, minimize tax liability, and plan an exit strategy, which may avoid future partnership disputes and lawsuits by and against the partners.

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15 Jul
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Keven Steinberg, Guest Author For PEOFocus.com – On The Topic of EPLI for PEOs

PEO Focus asked Keven Steinberg to be a guest author for their blog on the topic of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) for Professional Employer Organizations (PEO).

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22 Apr
COVID-19 Caused Employment Issues

There are options available to Employers and Employees with issues caused by COVID-19 With the recent, ever-changing, laws and regulations relating to employers and employees, there is confusion as to what respective duties and obligations, and what options, are available to employers and employees.  While the U.S. Department of Labor moved quickly to implement new...

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10 Apr
In The Press: “Does Your Small Business Need an Employee Handbook?”

What is an employee handbook? An employee handbook, not to be confused with a policy manual, is a guide for employees to reference company information, policies, procedures and expectations. Although it is especially useful for onboarding new employees, the handbook should always be accessible to every employee. According to Keven Steinberg, labor and employment lawyer...

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09 Apr
company property out the window

When employees leave your employment, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, they have the ability to take your valuable company property, your confidential business and proprietary information along with them, such as: customer and client lists; pricing information; financial records; and even your “secret sauce,” are all vulnerable. In order for employees of any level to perform...

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