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Remote Workers… How Can You Protect Your Company When Your Workers Work From Home?

Working from home – it’s the dream of so many workers!  With today’s technology, working outside the confines of a traditional office has never been easier.  Whether your employees are based at their own home office, using a co-working or executive office space, or taking up residence at their favorite coffee shop, remember that they [..]

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance… It’s not just for your Employees

By Wendy Anderson, Law Office of Wendy Anderson, and Casey Elliott, Phoenix Insurance Group Most employers are aware of their legal obligation to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Few of them, however, purchase it for themselves. Owners who work in their business would be well served to consider doing this for the protection [..]

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LLC Operating Agreements: What’s the Big Deal?

The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a business entity structure known (and loved) for the flexibility it offers to its Members in deciding how to manage their company. For a Corporation, many statutes exist regarding the people involved (Officers, Directors and Shareholders), bylaws, voting and meeting requirements, fiduciary duties, and many other aspects of [..]

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Interns…Is it Legal Not to Pay Them?

For centuries, business owners have been working with interns (or apprentices) as a way to train the next generation of workers and to inexpensively complete needed tasks in their business. As an intern, a student or inexperienced worker can improve their abilities in their chosen professional field and expand their knowledge by working with and [..]

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Non-Compete Agreements: In Arizona, They ARE Enforceable!

In my law practice, I’ve heard countless business owners declare that non-compete agreements are not enforceable. Well, it’s true…if they’re not properly written, they’re not enforceable. But non-competes have been the subject of numerous cases in Arizona, and through this body of case law, clear guidelines have been handed down regarding what constitutes an enforceable [..]

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Who Owns It? Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property in the Gig Economy

In today’s gig economy, business owners are outsourcing tasks that are critical to the success of their business. These outsourced experts may be creating a tagline, designing a website, photographing your products, writing code for an app, or drafting the messages for your marketing materials. While they may be great partners and may produce great [..]

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Last Will and Testament: Starting an Effective Estate Plan

It’s an unpleasant topic—planning for one’s own death—but it needs to be done. In fact, once estate-planning documents are drafted and signed, most people feel a giant weight lifted from their shoulders and wonder why they didn’t do it sooner. There are several essential documents that make up a complete estate plan for most people. [..]

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