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CHILDREN AND PARENTS AS JOINT OWNERS OF REAL PROPERTY…..JUST SAY NO!

This Electronic Legal Alert is dedicated to all those who love their children very much and have not yet had the urge to axe murder them. The following is a recommendation about how to keep it that way! We speak specifically to the loving and well intentioned parents whose adult children do not hav ...

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR SUMMER INTERN ARRIVES

Summer Internship programs can be valuable experiences for both the business and the intern. There is perhaps no better way for an aspiring young person to learn what truly happens in her or his chosen career path than by getting real life experience with a company in that field. Businesses also get ...

NON-COMPETE, NON-SOLICATION & NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS - LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!

Pledges not to compete are often found in employment contracts when the employee has access to sensitive information about a business or that business’ client base. Texas is different than many other states when it comes to non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements.  What you ma ...

COMMON MISTAKES EMPLOYERS MAKE WITH AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT IN TEXAS

Texas law permits private employers and nonprofit organizations to offer at-will employment – a term used to refer to an employment arrangement in which either party may terminate the relationship at any time without cause. Unfortunately, some employers make mistakes that make it difficult for the ...

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR VS EMPLOYEE WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

As your business grows, you will invariably reach a point where you simply cannot manage all aspects of the business without help. But many small business owners are finding it increasingly difficult to find quality employees to fill needed positions. The U.S. Small Business Administration claims th ...

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE

Austin-Round Rock was recently named one of the top places to start a small business in the United States by the officials at RewardExpert, a company that helps users maximize credit card and travel rewards. With small businesses ripe for growth in the area, many will soon find a need to bring on em ...

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE OPENING A BUSINESS IN YOUR HOME

According to Small Business Trends, 69% of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. While neighbors probably will not complain about a few visitors who look and act like guests, a steady stream of clients and customers parking in front of your home is likely to provoke complaints, fines an ...

LEGAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE JOINING A NONPROFIT BOARD

Most people who serve as an officer or director of a charitable or nonprofit organization do so because of a sincere desire to help support a mission or purpose in which they believe deeply. When contemplating giving of your valuable resources or time, there are several legal questions you should co ...