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Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Little known fact: not all jobs are created equally when it comes to how they are classified under the law. For example, take this hypothetical: Rocking R Ranch employs several people to do different jobs. Billy cleans the stalls, Margaret keeps the books, and John is the head trainer. Rocking R has employment agreements with each individual and lists Billy as an employee but Margaret and John as independent contractors. Is this correct? The decision will determine responsibilities and liability for Rocking R and its workers.

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Required Reading: Employee Handbooks

Remember when you got your first job and they handed you the employee handbook to read? You probably paged through, glossing over most parts, noticing the dress code and the paycheck schedule. What you didn't know was how long your employer worked to develop the policies in that handbook. Now, as an employer or member of a Human Resources department, your company's employee handbook is your guide to interactions with employees.

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Complaints About Your Business? Defend Yourself!

If you have a business, chances are that someone will complain about some aspect of your service or product. This is just a fact of life: you can't please everyone. Complaints can come in a variety of forms. In today's world, a complaint might be a bad review on Yelp or a post on Facebook. It could also be a complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or even with the state Attorney General's office. Regardless of how people complain about your business, you should always respond to their comments in a productive way.

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Advice for Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is an exciting time of life! You get to be your own boss, make your own hours, decide how you want your business to grow...and you are responsible for all of those decisions as well. That's where advisors come in: attorneys, tax professionals, investment advisors, and so on. Our job is to help our clients be informed so that they can make the best decision for their business.

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Pony Rides for All (Who sign a liability release)!

Spring has sprung around the country! For many horse owners, warmer weather and daylight savings means more time and opportunity for horsey endeavors. It also means that more friends and relatives might ask if they can come over for a pony ride or a trail ride. Before you saddle up Ginger and Merrylegs to hit the trail or give a pony ride, consider requiring helmets for everyone under 18, and having all adults sign a liability release.

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Why You Should Keep Your Small Business Attorney on Retainer

When something in your business happens, you need to be able to address it quickly. You might not have time to call an attorney, set up an initial consultation, determine if you like them, and then move forward on your project. In business, you need to make things happen. That’s what having an attorney on retainer can do for you.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Equine Law

Owning horses can be an incredibly fun hobby, as well as a business, that allows you to spend a great deal of time with these intelligent and beautiful animals. However, there are some basics about equine law that every horse lover should be aware of.

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Complaints about your business? Defend yourself!

If you have a business, chances are that someone will complain about some aspect of your service or product. This is just a fact of life: you can't please everyone. Complaints can come in a variety of forms. In today's world, a complaint might be a bad review on Yelp or a post on Facebook. It could also be a complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or even with the state Attorney General's office. Regardless of how people complain about your business, you should always respond to their comments in a productive way.

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How Often Should I Update My Will or Trust?

Estate planning is one of those tasks that people generally avoid. It takes some mental fortitude to think about and plan for unknown events. Most every  client tell us they feel a sense of relief once their plan is in place. As with anything, the more you do something, the easier it gets. Reviewing and revising your estate plan is important, especially in light of the following events.

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Should You Discuss Your Will Over the Holidays?

Oh, the holidays. As we prepare to get together with family and friends who live near and far, this time of year tends to bring up a lot of questions for everyone. With people being more mobile than ever, these opportunities for familial togetherness can feel few and far between. You may be wondering if you should bring up your estate planning with loved ones this year while you have the chance to speak to the key people in person.

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