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Has your company been accused of age discrimination?

Making sure your California-based company is abiding by all government rules and regulations at all times can be a daunting task. Even though you are doing your best, disgruntled current, former and hopeful employees may still find ways to blame your business for their losses. Age discrimination is a great example right now. Numerous companies have been in the news over the last few years with employees claiming that their age caused them to lose their jobs, not get a job or promotion, or that it forced them to put up with harassment in the workplace. 

Can certain steps help your company avoid discrimination claims?

Running a business often proves challenging in most day-to-day aspects. From handling managerial duties, to dealing with customers, to delegating tasks to employees, many chances for conflict and contention exist. Of course, you likely have experience in dealing with these types of scenarios and do your best to deal with any issues in the most professional manner possible.

Strong employment contracts can help you avoid complications

As a California business owner, you know how complicated it can be to effectively navigate issues related to employee disputes and concerns. When facing these matters, your main concern is protecting your legal and financial interests and seeking a positive resolution in a timely manner. One of the ways you can shield your business against employee-related issues is through strong employment contracts.

4 most common types of business entities

Starting a business is no easy undertaking. Though you may have a strong business idea and feel that you could bring value to the business world, you also likely know that most individuals looking to start their own companies feel this way. Additionally, you certainly also know that many small businesses and startup companies do not find the success their owners were hoping for.

Create and enforce non-disclosure agreements for your company

Being a business owner in California or elsewhere can be tough. You go through a lot to keep your company going. Sometimes, this requires taking measures to protect your company secrets, your investors and your clients. This is where non-disclosure agreements come into play.

Protecting the intellectual property of your business

Starting a California business is not an easy task, and there are several steps you would be wise to take as you get everything settled. In addition to choosing the right business entity and drafting employment contracts, you would be wise to take the appropriate steps to protect your intellectual property. Depending on the nature of your business, this could be an integral part of the business formation process. 

Contracts could help parties understand business relationships

When you first started your business, you may have had the ability to complete the majority of the tasks yourself. However, as your company grew and your success provided you with additional opportunities, you may have found yourself needing to bring in extra help. When hiring employees, you may feel a certain apprehension because you likely hold your business dealings close in order to prevent potential issues from arising.

What to include in your partnership agreement

With any business venture, having the right paperwork in place could help lessen the likelihood of issues. If you hope to enter into a partnership in order to start a new business, creating a partnership agreement could better ensure that you and your future partners understand each other's expectations. With everyone on the same page, your operations may have a better chance of running smoothly.

Is litigation the only way to resolve breach of contract issues?

Contracts are the lifeblood of the business world. They outline obligations between two parties, they protect the interests of everyone involved and they help avoid various types of legal complications. Contracts typically work well, up until the moment that they do not. If you are dealing with a breach of contract matter, you may be wondering what your next step should be.

Contract disputes: A threat to your business' well-being

Conflict is a common part of doing business. No matter the nature of your business, it is possible that you will at some point find yourself facing a dispute or disagreement over a contract. Any type of legal dispute is a threat to the financial well-being of your California business, and it is beneficial for you to work on a way to resolve these issues in a timely manner.

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