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Mandatory Arbitration for Employees - No Way Out?

search.jpgWhile filing a lawsuit is the most well-known form of getting legal relief, arbitration has become an alternative to resolving employment disputes, like discrimination, wrongful termination and wage claims. The 2 sides go before a neutral arbitrator, usually an attorney or retired judge, but are limited to whatever terms are in the employment agreement that was signed, usually at or after the time the employee begins his or her job.

Consumer Protection or Business Extinction?

The New Jersey State Assembly's Consumer Affairs Committee just cleared a bill that would have a drastic impact on contracts between businesses and consumers. The proposed law would ban contracts that force consumers to give up or limit certain rights, such as the right to sue, to bring a class action, to contact a law enforcement agency to file a consumer complaint, or to secure a jury trial.

Bullying: Not Just For Kids

Many people believe that "bullying" stops with maturity from child to adult. But this is simply not the case. According to a study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 25 percent of companies who participated reported some degree of bullying in the preceding year. Conservative estimates from the Workplace Bullying Institute state that bullying occurs in up to 25 percent of all workplaces. More liberal estimates put that number at 40 to 50 percent. Workplace bullying is hard to manage and even identify and is a problem at every level. According to the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), bullying can be defined as: 

How to Form an LLC

When starting a company, there are many different business forms available. The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a relatively new business structure and very popular. One of its benefits is that it protects owners' personal assets from financial liability and generally protects owners' from personal liability. An LLC is governed by state law, so the rules about them can vary from state to state. For example, many states do not allow certain types of businesses, such as banks, insurance companies, or non-profit organizations to be formed as LLCs. It is also important that since LLCs are state structures, no special federal tax forms exist for them. So an LLC must decide whether to be taxed as partnership, corporation, or individual.

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