Small businesses have a wide range of legal concerns. In these articles, our attorneys offer information about:
Business Formation And Dissolution
- Do you need to incorporate? Some factors to consider in making your decision
- There are benefits to incorporation, but it isn't the only way to limit liability under Pennsylvania law
- It is important to follow through with the formalities of legal dissolution when you are ready to close your incorporated business
- Entrepreneurs should be aware of these pitfalls when buying or selling business; it's a good idea to seek advice from an experienced attorney
- A creditor can "pierce the corporate veil" to hold shareholders personally liable, but only in certain limited circumstances
- Officers and directors of corporations can be held personally liable when they commit fraud
- Persons committing crimes in the name of a company, whether they are employees or officers, can be prosecuted
- The Uniform Trade Secrets Act offers some protection for your company's intellectual property, but these valuable assets should be carefully secured
- The Case for the "Dependent Contractor"
- Are you familiar with Pennsylvania's New Hire Reporting program? We help employers understand reporting requirements.
- Employee handbooks can help ward off litigation by ensuring policies are clear and fairly administered
- Thanks to the "Mini-COBRA" law, employees at small businesses are eligible for continuation coverage if they lose their group coverage due to a "qualifying event."
- Wondering how you can protect your business against discrimination claims? We offer some useful tips, including the importance of open door and zero tolerance policies