When the owners of a party store received an offer to purchase not the entire property, but only their liquor license and fixtures, they accepted the offer, but on the condition that their attorney approve the deal. Before the attorney's review of the first offer, the owners … [Read more...] about Lawyer’s Approval For Acceptance of Offer
The advantages of operating a business from your home need to be balanced against legal considerations that may not be as apparent. Attention to these matters at the outset of starting a home-based business can help you avoid legal pitfalls and can greatly enhance your prospects … [Read more...] about Home is Where the Business Is
Six times a day, for 6 to 10 minutes each time, workers at a chicken processing plant were required to put on, take off, and clean safety and sanitary clothing that they had to wear while on the job. The special gear consisted of smocks, hairnets, gloves, earplugs, and safety … [Read more...] about Is it “Work” To Dress For Work?
A two-hour photo shoot paying $250 has turned into a jury verdict of over $15 million for the model, but it took almost 20 years and some good luck for it to happen. Russell had his photo taken for use on labels by a major coffee maker. He did not think much more about it until … [Read more...] about Taster’s Choice Model Wins Big
The Internal Revenue Service has created a free CD-ROM that is designed to help small businesses establish and maintain retirement plans for employees. Sections on setting up contributions, investments, and distributions have information not only from the IRS, but also from the … [Read more...] about Retirement Guide for Small Businesses
The Department of Labor recently issued sweeping new regulations on the eligibility of workers, especially "white-collar" employees, for overtime pay. Federal law requires that overtime be paid for nonexempt employees at a rate of one and one-half of regular pay for all hours … [Read more...] about Business Alert: New Overtime Regulations