by MakingItLegalBlog on November 26, 2014

Avoiding Employees from Hell

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You’ve either had them or have worked with them: the employees from hell. They tend to do very little productive work and spend their time making a nuisance of themselves. And they know just enough about the law to “play the game.” They have you boxed into a corner so that you can’t fire them […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 25, 2014

The Multiplier Effect… and how it affects your business

Author and entrepreneur Michael Gerber was quoted as saying, “Businesses fail not because their dream is too big, but because their dream is too small and too realistic to sustain the life they want.” Simply put, the measure of your success (financial and otherwise) is in direct proportion to how big your vision is. It’s […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 24, 2014

Are you working this Thanksgiving weekend?

Well, are you? Years ago, when I worked for other law firms, I would routinely come into work on Thanksgiving Friday. I actually enjoyed being in the office Thanksgiving Friday.  There was a quiet hush that fell over the desks. You could really focus and bang out the work. The phones rarely rang. No one […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 24, 2014

Partnership Q&A: Merging businesses in different countries

Q.: How can the owners of a company merge three separate businesses located in three different countries?  Each business is owned and operated by the same people. Read on to find out . . . .

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 23, 2014

The Power of Peers

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My colleague, Geri Stengel of Ventureneer, conducted a survey several months ago that examined the importance of peer advisors to help entrepreneurs deal with their business challenges. Maybe it doesn’t come as any surprise but, according to the survey, the results clearly showed that business owners achieve greater success and ease in solving problems when […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 22, 2014

Put That Partnership Agreement in Writing!

You’ve probably heard all the usual reasons why a partnership agreement should be in writing:  memories are fallible; it helps you plan your business better; you can set out your exit strategies.  In short, you choose what you want to have happen, rather than leaving it up to the default provision that state law provides. […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 21, 2014

Business and Banking; A Partnership History

I had never really thought about the symbiosis between business and banking, but here’s an interesting tidbit by Shaun Parker on the history of how it came about.  According to Parker, banks themselves owe their standing in the economic world due to the entrepreneurship of middle age traders.  The first to take advantage of the […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 20, 2014

The Legal Implications of Bookkeeping

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Aside from the “two sets of books” scenario that provides the fodder for tabloid headlines and old movies, I tend to think of bookkeeping as, well, mundane (apologies to bookkeepers nationwide as well as to my own, Debbie, who’s a real firecracker). Not something sexy, just something that has to get done. Like brushing your […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 19, 2014

Employment Eligibility Form

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As you may have heard, there’s a lot of hand-wringing going on in Congress and the courts about how to deal with illegal immigration. Your responsibility, as an employer, is to make sure that you get some form of verification from your employees that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. (Note, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 18, 2014

Police and Paramedics in Partnership

Police and paramedics . . . riding together.  The cadence reminded me of Bill Murray’s line from Ghostbusters–” . . . dogs and cats living together . . .“–but we’re not facing a disaster of Biblical proportions.  Rather, it seems to be a smart alliance to conserve resources. As reported in This is Local London, paramedics will […]

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