If you want to buy a product or service, you probably look at online reviews before making a decision. Online reviews often play an important role in building a good reputation. Businesses with bad online reviews take it very seriously knowing that it could be detrimental to its sales. When a business feels a review
Updated: January 25, 2021 Employers and employees need to be aware of laws regulating workplace conduct, including hostile work environment and hostile workplace laws. Hostile work environments can arise from overt actions, but also from statements or behavior. Understanding workplace environment claims and risks requires considering both the law and the facts in a given
Starting your own business is an exciting but often daunting time. There is much more that goes into operating a successful business than a transformative idea or a great product. Simply knowing where to start can go a long way in making the startup phase a smoother experience while also helping to minimize bumps in
Advocacy groups have long clamored for the repeal of New York Civil Rights Law §50-a, otherwise known as the Police Secrecy Law. Organizations such as the Legal Aid Society and Communities United for Police Reform pushed for the repeal of §50-a in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, arguing that police officers could not be
Updated: June 30, 2020 You, like many fellow business owners, may have confidential information or business “secrets” kept under lock and key. Secrets could be a family recipe for the next restaurant, a coding algorithm built over the years, client list developed in the business, manufacturing processes or data and research compiled within a company.
If someone sues you and you do not respond within the required timeframe, the court can enter a default judgment against you. This means that the court can award damages to a plaintiff, without you being heard. The plaintiff can then use this judgment to garnish your wages, levy your bank accounts, seize certain of
An introduction to how lawsuits are commenced in New York, and the steps you should take if your business is sued Lawsuits are becoming an ever-increasing presence in the business landscape. In one study, 43 percent of small business owners reported that their company had been engaged with, or threatened with, a civil suit. Other
Before pursuing a breach of contract lawsuit, it is important to clearly assess the chances of success, the applicable damages, and other factors Few things are more frustrating for a business owner than having a client or vendor breach a contract. The other party failing to live up to its end of the bargain can result
When faced with a conflict that simple negotiation cannot solve, there are several dispute resolution processes at your disposal. Three of the most common are mediation, arbitration, and litigation. In order to evaluate which is best for you, it’s important to have a thorough knowledge of each method and its potential applicability to your case.
Can I Represent My Business in Court, Without an Attorney? Generally, corporations and voluntary associations must retain counsel when bringing or defending a lawsuit. See CPLR 321(a). This means corporations and voluntary associations may not use non-attorney company officials to represent the company, except in certain instances, described below. What is a Voluntary Association? Voluntary
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