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  • What You Can Do Now to Prevent Expensive Legal Battles Down the Road


    Time is money, especially when it comes to the law. A primary reason is that in the majority of cases, attorneys are paid hourly. And additional legal experience an attorney brings to table is typically reflected in the rate. Combine… Read More

  • Protect Your Small Business from Employee Embezzlement


    As a small business owner, you’re required to wear a variety of hats. Hiring employees can be a smart way to avoid burnout and improve productivity when the tasks of operation become too much. There is a dark side to… Read More

  • At-Will Employment Guide: The Benefits and Pitfalls of the At-Will Employment System


    In an effort to provide employees greater job protection, legislatures and courts across the country have slowly enacted a number of exceptions and restrictions to the traditional at-will employment system used by most employers. The traditional conception of at-will employment… Read More

  • Who Can Own and Register a Trademark?


    This article represents the second in a series regarding trademarks. To read the first article in this installment, click here. On the surface, the answer to the question “Who can register a trademark?” is a simple one: The person or… Read More

  • Should You Register Your Trademark?


    If you’ve spent time and resources developing your brand (or if you plan to in the future), registering your trademark will help you protect those investments. Wondering if a trademark is right for you? Here are five basic pointers to… Read More

  • Employee Handbooks: One Size Doesn’t Fit All


    Employee handbooks are an excellent way for businesses to communicate their policies and procedures to their employees. If it’s been a while since you updated your handbook, you should consider a revision. If you don’t have a handbook, now is… Read More

  • Utah’s Game-changing Non-compete Law


    Starting May 10, 2016, Utah non-compete agreements can only restrict employment for one year. Employers frequently use non-compete agreements to limit where and when employees can go to work for a competitor. Previously, those limits ranged from restricting employment with… Read More

  • Utah Private Employers Must Use E-Verify


    Utah law requires all private employers that employ 15 or more employees to use E-Verify or some other verification system to verify the employment status of new employees. A private employer is “a person who for federal taxation purposes is… Read More

  • What are the Pros and Cons of a Sole Proprietorship?


    A sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business entity. It requires no formal organization papers or formalities for conducting the business. Essentially, the individual functions as a business and is liable for all of the debts and liabilities incurred.… Read More

  • What Is a Partnership and When Is It a Good Idea?


    A partnership is simply a joint venture of two or more individuals conducting a business together for profit. Like the sole proprietorship, the partners are liable for the debts and liabilities of the business individually. Again, no formal organization is… Read More

  • Limited Partnership: A Guide


    A limited partnership (LTD) is a hybrid of a corporation and a partnership. The general partners manage the business on a day-to-day basis and are personally liable for the debts and liabilities of the partnership. However, the limited partners do… Read More

  • Why a Corporation May Be the Right Choice For Your Business


    Corporations can be involved and diverse. Nevertheless, there are some things all corporations have in common. For instance, at its core a corporation is an entity separate from any of the parties forming it. It is formed by filing Articles… Read More

  • Limited Liability Company: Who Is It For?


    A hybrid of partnerships and corporations, an LLC provides limited liability for all of its “members.” This is true even as management of the company may remain the same as a general or limited partnership. Its structure is flexible, allowing for a wide variety… Read More

  • Employment Law: An Overview


    Recruiting and Hiring Procedures For many employers the primary objective in the recruiting and hiring process is to generate a pool of qualified candidates from which the employer can then identify and hire the most qualified applicant. While most employers… Read More

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