Myths About Lawyers

If you want to joke about a particular profession, you’ll find plenty of material in lawyers. There are probably more jokes about lawyers than there are actual lawyers who have passed the bar exam. Even Shakespeare made a lawyer joke when he had one of his characters say, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

Attorney meeting client in office

The law profession isn’t terribly well understood, and there are a lot of jokes in part because there are also an awful lot of myths. Lawyers have their quirks, but they’re a lot like normal people, even if they do write a lot of legal briefs that use seemingly random Latin words.…

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Lawsuits For or Against You and Your Business

Even though you would probably prefer that your business never gets involved in any lawsuit, there are lots of different instances where it can happen. Sometimes they’re your fault. Sometimes they are not. But, at least having a basic set of information about what lawsuits mean coming from you or going away from you as a business entity makes sense on a practical level.

Small business lawsuits

You need to know about lawsuits on defense and offense. You need to understand how to legally protect your money and assets in the event of issues. And it’s not a bad idea to do a risk assessment if you might end up losing more money than you gain even if your lawsuit is successful.…

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Ways Trucking Companies Can Prevent Large Trucking Accidents

According to the latest data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,311 large trucks and buses involved in fatal accidents in 2015. This is an 8 percent year-over-year increase. There were 88,000 large trucks involved in injury crashes.

Truck accident

Any collision with a large truck is a serious one for other drivers. Data reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows most fatalities in large trucks in 2016 were those in passenger vehicles, or 66 percent. Of the remaining deaths, 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists, while only 17 percent were the truck occupants.

Trucking accidents are bad for business, they’re bad for your employees, they’re bad for other vehicle passengers, and they’re bad for your reputation.…

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Protecting Your Business’ Intellectual Property Around The World

Imagine setting up your business abroad, only to find six months later that somebody else is selling your product and you’re powerless to prevent it. Without protecting your intellectual property (IP) when trading overseas, a scenario like this could become a reality.

Preventing others from being able to copy and sell your inventions, product designs and ideas, or use your trademark is fundamental to the success of your business. If somebody else sells your ideas as their own, this can take away your market share, jeopardising your chances of growing in a new market, and damaging your reputation as a thought leader in the industry.…

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A Workers’ Compensation Guide for Small Business

Employees are imperative to the successful operation of all small businesses, perhaps even more so than for large corporations because those larger entities usually have workers they can allocate where there’s a labor shortage. But, what happens when an employee is severely injured on the job? What are the responsibilities of a small business? That’s what this guide aims to do, provide a basic understanding of a small businesses’ responsibilities when an employee becomes too sick or injured to continue in their job.

Workplace accident

“Unlike other personal injury claims, if you suffer an injury in the workplace, you don’t need to prove negligence was caused by the employer or if it was the employee’s fault,” says Attorney Dan Brown of St.

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4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Law Firm

Before you hire a legal firm to represent your business, it’s important to establish whether they’re suitable. Your decision is largely based on your circumstances, alongside the proficiency of the firm in question.

Choosing a law firm

To learn about a legal firm’s success, you can start with a simple Google Search including your geographic location. For example, if you live in New Jersey you’d google for Law Firm New Jersey. From here you can evaluate various customer testimonials and success stories to help you narrow things down.

To find out whether they’re a good fit for your company, it’s important to ask the right questions.…

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How to Start a Company in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a top business destination in Europe. Its connectivity, high quality of life, business ecosystem and access to talented workforce from around Europe make it a prime location for investors looking to open a company. Regardless of the chosen business field, starting a business in Netherlands is a straightforward process that will involve a few administrative procedures.

Amsterdam

The process can be reduced to a few key steps, which are briefly detailed below.

1. Choose a business structure

Once you have your business plan ready, it is time to choose a suitable business structure. This is an important decision because the chosen legal form will influence the degree of liability for the founders of the company and will require a certain minimum share capital.…

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The Advantages of Digital Compliance Archiving

According to recent studies, nearly 47% of business owners claim data growth is one of their biggest challenges.

If your business operates in the financial sector, then you have to take data compliance archiving seriously. Failing to put the right archiving solutions in place can lead to you having large fines levied against.

Digital compliance archiving

In the past, business owners had to rely on paper files and file cabinets to house this type of important data. As technology has advanced, so have the convenience of digital compliance archiving. Read below to learn about the benefits that come with handling all of your compliance archiving online.…

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Trying to Keep Your Delivery Vehicles Safe? Check Out These Essential Maintenance Tips

The damage caused by car crashes cost American businesses nearly $230 billion a year.

Keeping the delivery vehicles you have safe is something you need to view as a priority. Neglecting to provide these vehicles with the care they need can lead to accidents occurring. For years, The Clark Law Office has handled car accident claims that are caused by fleet maintenance issues.

Delivery vehicle safety

Rather than waiting until a lawsuit is filed against your company to change your fleet management policies, you need to take a good hard look at them now. Here are some of the things you need to consider when attempting to keep your delivery vehicles safe.…

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Legal Liability in the Workplace

America is a fairly litigious society, although we’re not quite as bad as our reputation suggests. The truth is, there are good reasons for many of the civil lawsuits that are currently winding their way through the court system.

Harrassment in the workplace

There are far fewer frivolous lawsuits out there than it may seem. When we think of “legal liability,” we often think of in terms of someone slipping and falling on a wet grocery store floor because the employees didn’t put out a “caution wet floor” sign. Or we might think of it as someone suing for medical bills after a texting driver plows into their car at an intersection.…

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