New Team Member Kallie Dixon

Business Law Southwest LLC Welcomes its Newest Of Counsel Team Member, Kallie L. Dixon

albuquerque attorney kallie dixon pictureKallie Dixon Law is joining forces with Business Law Southwest, LLC. BLSW is a provider of outstanding legal services for a wide variety of business and professional clients throughout the Southwest region of the United States. BLSW is truly your one-stop shop for legal needs. Click here to learn more about BLSW: www.businesslawsw.com. This collaboration will strengthen Kallie Dixon Law’s resources and will ensure that clients receive aggressive, efficient, and comprehensive legal services.

Kallie’s practice focuses on Professional Licensure and Disciplinary issues, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury. Anyone with a professional license (whether in nursing, teaching, medicine, counseling, massage therapy, construction, etc.) knows that their livelihood is dependent on their license. We also know that our client’s sense of self-worth is a part of that equation. Kallie can help professionals with all licensing issues that may arise, and particularly with the consequences of someone making allegations that could affect your license. She also has a decade of experience defending people against criminal allegations and seeking reimbursement for those who have been injured due to another’s negligence. Kallie’s addition to the Business Law Southwest team helps ensure that we can provide a multitude of varied services to all of our professional and business clients. Click here to find out more about Kallie or to schedule a consultation: www.kalliedixonlaw.com.

Read Kallie’s Bio Here . .


Employees’ Discussion of Work Conditions: Including Pay

Do you tell your employees not to discuss their pay with each other?  If you do, you are not alone … and you are violating the law.  The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 prohibits interfering with employees’ discussion of work conditions, including pay.  If you are interested in more information, please contact us at 505-848-8581.  In the meantime, this article from the Atlantic is a good primer on the subject:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/when-the-boss-says-dont-tell-your-coworkers-how-much-you-get-paid/374467/


Social Media, Private Conversations and Your Business

In the fast-paced world of tweets, Facebook posts, and cell phone cameras, people often post before really thinking. Similarly, what is said in private conversation doesn’t always stay private these days.

Recently a ‘private’ conversation between Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, and his girlfriend made big news and became the subject of both news streams and headlines, after a recording of the conversation was made public. Read more here.

This situation clearly shows us that the lines of communication are being blurred as technology advances. Today, almost everyone carries around a video camera in their pocket via their cell phone. As a result, things said in personal communication can easily and quickly be broadcast to the world. Things said by you, or one of your employees, has the potential to spread like wildfire, adversely affecting your business.

With a vast majority of people online and connected via social media, the lines get even fuzzier. There are multiple mediums in which comments can be made public, and the lines between protecting someone’s right to make personal comments and protecting your company’s image are tough lines to walk. There are many questions that can surface regarding whether something said in a ‘personal’ venue should or can affect your business disposition. Additionally, as a business owner, you might have questions about how much control you have over what your employees say or post in these ‘personal’ areas of communication.

We’d love to hear from you on this issue, find out how the various types of personal communication may be affecting your business, and offer you a free consultation to discuss your legal needs as a business owner. Give us a call today at (505) 848-8581.


Business Law Southwest, LLC. on Good Day New Mexico

Donald Kochersberger discusses business services offered by Business Law Southwest, LLC on Good Day New Mexico.  See the KOB-4 video here.


Cannabis Laws Creating New Industries, New Laws and Regulations

In late 2012, Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational uses. New Mexico, Arizona, and many other states allow the use of medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation. This means that there are new businesses popping up across the southwest, and there are new banking practices and regulations that must be put into effect to accommodate this new industry.

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