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LGBTQ Discrimination Cases Go to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments on cases related to discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people in the workplace. These cases, including Bostock v. Clayton County and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC, allege employees were discriminated against because they were discovered to be gay and transgender, respectively. In both cases, the question is not whether they were discriminated against, but instead whether that discrimination violated the law. Continue reading “LGBTQ Discrimination Cases Go to Supreme Court”

Four Things You Need to Know as a Shareholder

If you’re a shareholder in a corporation, you have certain rights, and not just the right to receive a dividend or sell off your stock for money. Shareholders are, after all, essentially the owners of a corporation, and as an owner (or, at least, a part owner), you’re entitled to have a say in how your company operates. However, not all these rights are obvious, and may require you to do a little extra legwork to enforce them. Continue reading “Four Things You Need to Know as a Shareholder”

What is a Business Merger?

Business is often seen as an adversarial activity, one where everyone competes for a slice of the economic pie. But sometimes you don’t want to beat the competition, you want to join them. Or, at the very least, you want to acquire their assets and resources to increase your own company’s growth potential. That’s when you start looking at the possibility of a merger. Continue reading “What is a Business Merger?”

Double Taxation: How Can a Business Get Taxed Twice?

If you’re a business owner, chances are you’ve heard of “double taxation,” and the scourge it presents to business owners. Indeed, double taxation can eat into a company’s profits and aggravate any financial issues you might be having. But how is it possible for a business to be taxed twice? Is that even legal? Continue reading “Double Taxation: How Can a Business Get Taxed Twice?”

Breaking Up a Business is Hard to Do

Starting your own business can be difficult and stressful, and running that business can be even more so. However, breaking up a business and wrapping up its affairs can be difficult in its own way, if you’re not appropriately prepared. However, how hard it is can depend on how your business is organized, and how many other people own the company you’re trying to break up. Continue reading “Breaking Up a Business is Hard to Do”

What is Antitrust Law

Competition is an essential part of the American economy, as it drives companies to innovate, keeps prices down and helps to keep them honest. And while it’s generally a good thing when a business does well, sometimes a business does so well that it can potentially stifle competition, hurting the economy. It’s for this reason that antitrust laws were created: to preserve competition and protect consumers from the abuses that might arise in a non-competitive market. Continue reading “What is Antitrust Law”

Why Do So Many People Incorporate in Delaware?

It’s hardly a secret that many people look to Delaware when they want to incorporate a new business or reorganize an old business. However, people unfamiliar with business law might wonder why someone would want to incorporate there, even people who don’t intend to do business there. After all, isn’t it easier to just incorporate in your own state? Continue reading “Why Do So Many People Incorporate in Delaware?”

Taking Stock of Stocks

Closed SignWhen you hear about stocks, it’s usually in the context of the stock market, where people buy and sell shares in companies in the hopes of turning a profit. But what, exactly, is it? What does it mean to have stock in a company, and what can you do with it besides sell it on the market? Continue reading “Taking Stock of Stocks”

Hanging Up Your Hat: What Happens When You Want to Leave Your Business?

Closed SignNothing lasts forever. Even if you’re a business owner and you love what you do, at some point you’ll want to leave your business, either to move on to greater things or to enjoy your retirement. But what happens once you leave your business? Does it linger on, or do you close shop for good? And what happens if you do? Continue reading “Hanging Up Your Hat: What Happens When You Want to Leave Your Business?”

How to Protect Yourself From Employment Discrimination Claims

Employment discriminationIf you’re an employer, chances are you’ve concerned yourself with the possibility of an employment discrimination lawsuit. Even if you go out of your way to treat all your employees with respect and fairness, the risk of a discrimination lawsuit is ever-present. And unfortunately, simply being well-intentioned doesn’t necessarily protect you from a discrimination suit. Continue reading “How to Protect Yourself From Employment Discrimination Claims”