For Employers & Managers: Understanding the I-9

The law requires that a Form I-9 must be filled out by every employee upon hire (or re-hire) and kept by the employer.  The I-9 is the form that officially verifies that the employer has reviewed documents that prove that the hired person is eligible to work in the United…

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Get it in Writing!

We often have clients come to visit us with legal troubles who shake their heads and say, “I KNEW I should have gotten that in writing!” In some situations, having a contract isn’t just a good idea, it’s a legal necessity!  Under the law in Texas, and in many other states…

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Update for our clients; How a Federal Governmental Shutdown Might Affect You and Your Case

If the U.S. government does shutdown temporarily the effects will be felt in various ways.   This is a basic list of general effects that we can expect for the types of cases we handle at this firm. In general: all “nonessential” governmental functions will be shut down. This could affect…

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Prepare in Advance for The Sale of Your Business

 If you are considering selling your business, there are things that you can do to prepare in advance and make the process easier. It is often very helpful to have a legal consultation early in the process, to guide you in organizing your thoughts and your documents. If you have…

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Three Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Incorporate

There are three main considerations when deciding whether or not to change the form of your business.  1) Tax benefit; 2) liability protection; and 3) the time-cost analysis of changing your company’s legal status   Tax Benefit:   Oftentimes the tax benefit analysis is not a “legal question”, but rather…

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