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October 2016 Archives

How can I avoid wrongful termination claims in Texas?

If it is your duty to dismiss an employee in Texas, you know that the risk of a wrongful termination claim is very real. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate the likelihood of a lawsuit by utilizing best practices when terminating an employee.

Is a franchise the right option for me?

If you are looking to become a small business entrepreneur in Houston, taking on a franchise may seem like an attractive option. However, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into before committing to an investment. Doing a bit of prep work will allow you and your new business the best possible chance for success.

How can I protect my business from product liability claims?

If you are a business owner in Houston, you know just how damaging litigation can be. This is especially true when it comes to product liability claims, which can serve to impair a business’s potential for success for many years to come. While you can’t completely stop such claims from occurring, there are a number of important steps you can take to greatly mitigate risk and preserve your business.

How can I prevent contract disputes from occurring?

As a Houston business owner, you know that contracts are at the center of many vital processes. Accordingly, contract disputes can be highly damaging to your current and future business endeavors, and may even result in exorbitant fees to cover legal needs. Fortunately, there are methods you can utilize to ensure the contracts you devise remain legally sound.

Challenges to the DOL overtime rule

Employers in Houston may need their workers to work more than 40 hours per week for a number of reasons. According to the National Law Review, after a new overtime rule from the U.S. Department of Labor goes into effect, this will cost a business more when it comes to the employee’s wages. It would require most employers to pay overtime pay to employees who make up to $913 per week, and this law is now the focus of a lawsuit filed by Texas and 22 other states.

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