Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en espanol. Covid-19 has hit the economy hard. It is affecting all of us in ways we would not have even imagined. In Texas, particularly in Houston, our economy is heavily tied to the oil industry. It is likely that economic changes will continue to unfold even after the initial health threat has passed. The Houston energy companies will need to … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 14: Have your Severance Package or Employment Contract Reviewed by a Texas Business Lawyer
This is already a difficult time for everyone. If you were having marital issues before this pandemic, the extra stress has probably not made things better. If you are thinking of divorce, you are in an especially difficult place. But, there are some things that you can do now, even if you need to stay-at-home with your spouse. Stay safe- Safety is always first. So, if confrontation or … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #13: What to do if you Need a Divorce During This Time
Confused by the options available? Not sure how to proceed? Here is a brief summary of information and resources for Texas business owners during Covid-19. The situation is changing daily, so your best bet is to keep up with the news several times a day. Texas Workforce Commission Covid-19 Resources for Employers. Includes information on unemployment. What to do if you have to close … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 12: Help for Business Owners: A Resource List for You
As a business dealing with Covid-19, it is important to gather all of your resources and understand how to use them. If you have insurance for your small business, you should check the policy carefully. You may have insurance for "business interruption". However, even if you do have coverage for business interruption, there may be some conditions or exclusions. For instance, the policy … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #11: Business Owners, Review Your Insurance Policies
With the stay-at-home orders in place, there is an increase in domestic violence. This is true around the country. Specifically, in our own area, Houston Police Chief Acevedo stated on April 2nd that there is an increase in domestic assault, although some other types of crime in the area have decreased. Anyone can be the victim of domestic violence, no matter what their age or gender. In … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 10. Ask for Help if You are Experiencing Domestic Violence
Businesses and individuals are hurting financially now. When businesses do reopen, things will not be "normal". This has left a lot of businesses, especially small ones, wondering if they can fulfill their contractual business obligations. This is why you, as a business owner, need to review all of your obligations and know your rights. Typical contracts that a small business may be … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #9: Business Owners- Review Your Contracts- what if you can’t perform your obligations?
Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en espanol "An emergency plan?", you might be asking. Isn't that how we are operating right now? Well, not necessarily. At this point in the crisis, you have already activated a lot of alternative procedures. But there is still more that you can do. This is an ever-changing situation, so we can't be sure of what will happen. The truth is, … [Read more...] about Covid Tip #8: Business Owners: Have an Emergency Business Plan
What if you were recovering from illness or surgery or involved in an accident and were unable to speak for yourself? Who would make your health care decisions? Do you have a Health Care Agent appointed? If there is no one who is designated as your Health Care Agent, then the doctors will speak to the person(s) who are your next of kin. This can be simple (as in the case where all family … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #7: Have a Health Care Agent