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Category: Employment & Labor Law

Can You Get Unemployment If You Get Fired?

Recently fired from your job? Unfortunately, it happens to even the best of us sometimes. You may wonder, “can you get unemployment if you get fired?” In most cases, yes. However, there

What is The Fair Labor Standards Act?

Overtime pay, minimum wage, and child labor laws are of great importance in the United States, and everyone should have a brief understanding of this law. The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)

How To Start a Sole Proprietorship

There are three legal forms of business ownership, and a sole proprietorship is just one of them. This type of business is sometimes called a proprietorship, sole tradership, or individual entrepreneurship. There

How To Get an EIN Number

An EIN (employee identification number) is required for any company that has employees, or if you’re planning to start your own business, it is also necessary to have one. EINs are also

Nepotism, Cronyism, & Favoritism: Illegal Or Unethical?

Nepotism in its simplest form is showing favoritism towards relatives. On the other hand, the less commonly thrown around (yet more commonly occurring) cronyism, is showing favoritism towards friends, associates, or colleagues.

How To Sue A Company

There are many reasons why someone may want to sue a company, whether that is for a breach of contract, an injury, or another wrongdoing on the business’ behalf. The people that

How To Fire An Employee The Right Way

Firing an employee is one of the most challenging aspects of business, regardless of the situation. As an employer, preparing to deliver the bad news can feel overwhelming, especially if you have