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What are the Differences Between Paid Time Off, Sick Days, and Vacation?

In Business Tips, Employment Law by Ben AlbrightLeave a Comment

Different companies have different approaches to paid time off (PTO). Some companies have a blanket policy of PTO which provides employees with a set number of days off which they can use for any purpose. Other companies provide paid time off into sick days and vacation days. Offering simple PTO and allowing employees to determine how to use it is …

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Learn How To Outmaneuver a Cybercriminal

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Do you use a computer in your business? How about point of sales systems or credit card machines? Do you store customers’ personal information on any electronic devices? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your business is in need of Cybersecurity. Let’s face it, doing business today means that it is important to make cybersecurity a priority …

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General Liability Insurance vs. Liquor Liability

In Business Tips, Litigation & Lawsuits by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Assuming general liability insurance covers liquor liability is a mistake. Many business owners are surprised to learn that their general liability insurance does not cover liquor liability. The confusion stems from “host liquor” liability coverage, which is regularly listed within a general liability policy. Host Liquor Liability Coverage will only provide protection related to the incidental service of alcohol; it …

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The 2021 Class of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

In Business Tips by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

BLSW- Simply The Best Business Attorneys We are pleased to announce that 100% of the BLSW Partners and more than half of the Associates were named to the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List. Super Lawyers: Don Kochersberger, III and Larry Donahue Rising Stars: Alicia McConnell, Ian Alden and Kameron Kramer “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding …

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Things To Consider When Preparing Your Settlement Agreement

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Tips, Business Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Lawsuits by Alicia McConnellLeave a Comment

So you finally found a way to settle that legal dispute you had – congratulations! You’re almost there, now you just need to define the terms of the agreement you reached. Don’t overlook this part of the process – a settlement agreement that fails to adequately describe the parties’ intentions and obligations can lead to additional disputes between the parties, …

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How To Correctly File A Lien

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Doing it wrong can cost you thousands. Contract and payment disputes between contractors and homebuyers are very common in New Mexico. In some situations, the homebuyer runs out of money at some point during the construction of a house and is unable to pay what they owe to the builders. Other times, the workmanship is poor and the homebuyer refuses …

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LLC’s: What Are They and What Are Their Pros and Cons?

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, LLC Formation by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are popular due to their basic benefits of liability protection and are typically used by a company with two or more owners. LLCs protect the owners’ personal assets from losses, company debts, or court rulings against the company as long as the owners keep their debts and assets separate from the LLC. LLCs may also provide …

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Do You Have a Will For Your Business?

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, COVID-19 by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

Attorney Ian Alden to host a workshop aimed at educating business owners on business succession planning. Do you have a will?  Have you thought about how you would take care of your family if something happened to you?  Have you given any thought to retirement?  Well, the same thought process needs to go into your business.  If the unthinkable were …