The holidays are a great time for companies to celebrate their achievements and show appreciation for their employees. While holiday parties are a fantastic way for colleagues to come together, unwind and enjoy each other's company, it is important for employers to be cognizant of the many risks they present, such as sexual harassment due to a more relaxed attitude, religious discrimination, and the many risks associated with offering alcohol at your party.
Many individuals start their small business as a sole proprietorship or as a simple general partnership with a friend. As some point, the question always arises, "Should I form an LLC or a corporation?" Minnesota has a variety of different types of corporate entities of which both a limited liability company and a corporation are included. Each has its advantages and disadvantages as far as taxes and management, but the general questions that should typically be answered when forming a company are as follows:
In a previous article I noted that most lawsuits include an information-sharing phase called discovery. Discovery is like a fishing expedition because it is how the parties "fish" for information about each other's cases. And, like a tackle box with different lures, the courts' rules give us many different tools for fishing for information during a lawsuit.
A lawsuit is a bit like venturing into the deep dark wilderness. Without a good guide in the wild, you're likely to get lost, step into the poison ivy, or maybe even get eaten by the lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Without a good guide through the legal maze of a lawsuit, you're likely to get lost in the process, step into nasty legal weeds, or even get "eaten" by a lawyer who convinces a judge to rule against you.