If your business had one or more of these changes in 2019, your sales contract may have some old provisions that can hurt you. It may be time for a new (or revised) contract:
In Part 1 of this series, [insert link], I defined the terms corporate governance and general counsel. I also provided the first of four tips on how a GC can help manage corporate governance.
What is Corporate Governance?
A lot of people (sometimes including yours truly) use the term “corporate governance” without defining it.
Reminder – Independent Contractors Usually Own the Copyright. As I explored in Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? and Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?, … Continue reading Are You Unintentionally Violating Another Professional’s Copyright?
Lack of Affordable Housing has Reached the Crisis Stage.
We read stories of how a shortage of affordable housing is contributing to a wide array of harms. People from Silicon Valley to Boise are finding it increasingly difficult to find housing near their jobs. This contributes to increased air pollution from longer commutes. It also makes it harder for people to show up on time and sufficiently rested to be productive when they are there.
Good Advice on Preventing FMLA Fraud & Abuse.
Jeff Nowak is an expert on the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The Federal FMLA applies to public agencies to private sector employers with at least 50 employees (plus additional qualification requirements).
What the law Requires.
The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to provide reasonable accommodations for
Tenants who have disabilities. That appears to be common knowledge.
Having an Employee Handbook can Reduce the Employer’s Litigation Risk.
The Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination on Account of Family Status. I recently gave a presentation (graciously provided by the Intermountain Fair Housing Council) to the Brokers Council of Idaho. … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Tip: Have Written Policies and Apply Them Uniformly
I was asked recently what the owner of a rental house should do about the next-door neighbor who described as “crazy.” I posted that query to the Idaho State Bar’s … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Tip: Watch Your Language!
I see a lot of contracts that are long on words but short on substance. Companies have standard sales agreements that are 15 to 20 pages when they could (and should) be 5 to 7 pages.
Animals on your premises? Recent news broadcasts have highlighted the extent to which some people are claiming their pets (large and small) to be Emotion Support Animals. Business owners need … Continue reading Do You Know How to Comply with the Laws About Service and Assistance Animals?