BizLaw 101 Blog

Make Sure You Know Which Licenses Apply to Your Business

Posted October 12, 2018 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, BizLaw 101 Blog, Business Publications, Press, Dozier & Hamelburg News

Starting a new business requires not just a great idea; it also involves an understanding of the maze of licenses required before a business can open its doors. With some careful attention to licensing requirements, business owners can operate successfully and profitably without running afoul of licensing requirements.

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Time’s Up! Tips on How to Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability in the Workplace

Posted February 6, 2018 by Jamie Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, BizLaw 101 Blog, Business Publications, Press Releases, Press, Dozier & Hamelburg News

It seems that every week there are new and salacious reports of sexual misconduct, which have sparked the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. A common thread in the news reports has been that the misconduct occurred in the workplace, with higher-ups demanding sexual favors of employees and creating a hostile work environment. 
Sexual harassment not only subjects the wrongdoer to potential criminal or civil liability, it also poses risks for employers who may have looked the other way and tolerated unlawful behavior. NBC is a good case in point; it has come under fire for its handling of the multiple sexual harassment claims brought against news anchor Matt Lauer.
Companies can, and should, take steps to prevent their workplaces from becoming the type of environment where sexual harassment festers.

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Tips for Using E-Signatures on Legal Documents

Posted November 14, 2017 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, BizLaw 101 Blog, Press, Dozier & Hamelburg News

Electronic signatures, also called e-signatures, are becoming commonplace. According to P&S Market Research, the global digital signature market is expected to reach $2.9 billion by 2022.  E-signatures can help to close deals quickly and efficiently, but if you think that all e-signatures are alike and have the same enforceability in the event of a contract dispute, think again.  It is essential that businesses choosing to forgo paper signatures understand the ins and outs of collecting e-signatures.

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Guest Blog- "What's Your Exit Strategy?"

Posted April 8, 2015 by Kristin Michel Rodriguez in BizLaw 101 Blog, Business Publications

You’ve probably heard it before – a business is like a baby.  It takes so much work to give birth to a company and get it through the early stages.  Finally, it grows up and becomes sustainable.  You’ve done the hard work and can now enjoy a successful company while doing what you love.

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Montgomery County “Bans the Box”

Posted February 16, 2015 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in BizLaw 101 Blog, Business Publications

There is a new law in Montgomery County that affects the employment practices of many businesses.  Effective January 1, 2015, employers in Montgomery County may not inquire about arrests, accusations of crime, or criminal convictions in the job application process until after the first interview. 

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