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Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: An Introduction

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

We are beginning a series where we delve into the different laws that are addressed in the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and hopefully help you avoid mistakes that can be detrimental to your business. This act details exactly how to calculate your employee’s compensation, and what you can and can’t do regarding overtime… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: An Introduction

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Notable News: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Business Privacy

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

The Supreme Court recently released a decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media  [Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, No. 18-481 (U.S. Jun. 24, 2019)] that may be beneficial to your business. The issue began when a South Dakota newspaper owned by Argus Leader Media submitted a FOIA request to a government… Finish Reading Notable News: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Business Privacy

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Do You Know Your Bank Signatories?

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

As a small business owner, you may have co-owners, partners, or employees that you have authorized to do basic functions such as signing checks on the company’s behalf, making deposits, or even doing basic online banking.  However, whether you trust them to act in good faith may not be the only obstacle when deciding… Finish Reading Do You Know Your Bank Signatories?

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business law and litigation

Corporate Shield Only Extends So Far

By Travis Jacobs |

The notion that a corporate officer cannot hide behind their corporate shield when they have themselves committed a tort, was recently reaffirmed in Karasavas v. Gargano, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 1125, 31 N.E.3d 1191 (2015). In this case, the Court reasoned that “because ‘[a] corporation is a creature of the law,’ which can only… Finish Reading Corporate Shield Only Extends So Far

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Independent Contractor Statute

Business bLAWg WBIX AM1260 – Classifying Independent Contractors – June 24, 2017

By Travis Jacobs |

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhM5OPjEOPQ?t=1&width=700&height=393[/embedyt] Listen to the Business bLAWg on WBIX AM1260 with the lawyers from Boston business law and business litigation law firm, The Jacobs Law LLC. On this show, we discuss common issues small business owners deal with when classifying workers as independent contractors. Any business that uses independent contractors in Massachusetts should be… Finish Reading Business bLAWg WBIX AM1260 – Classifying Independent Contractors – June 24, 2017

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Planning for a Breakup?

By Travis Jacobs |

The relationship between {owners, shareholders, partners} in a {new business, startup} is often compared to a marriage.  Its an apt analogy in many respects.  The {cofounders, partners, new owners} make a commitment to each other to be bound to the new company, for better or for worse, often agreeing to forego their own opportunities… Finish Reading Planning for a Breakup?

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Protecting Your Online Business Reputation

By Travis Jacobs |

For most small business owners, {consumer, user, business} review websites like {Yelp, Angie’s List, Google+ Local, OpenTable.com} are critical for establishing and maintaining a good business reputation.  For consumers, these websites are the go-to tool for researching the local businesses where they will spend their money and to voice their opinions (good and bad)… Finish Reading Protecting Your Online Business Reputation

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UCC Battle of the Forms

The UCC: Contracts, Invoices, & Sales Slips For the Purchase and Sale of Goods

By Travis Jacobs |

The UCC’s Battle of the Forms & Knock-Out-Rule: Don’t get TKO’d by Conflicting Terms A recent avvo.com post reminded me that along with the American resurgence in manufacturing, is a resurgence in the importance of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Then only days later I received an email promoting a conference titled something like… Finish Reading The UCC: Contracts, Invoices, & Sales Slips For the Purchase and Sale of Goods

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