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
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?
Here is some practical advice to keep your property and identity safe. Soon we will enter the holiday season, a time when break-ins increase dramatically. If you are headed out of town, a little advance preparation goes a long way. Basic commonsense precautions still apply. Have someone you trust stay at or watch your home. Someone staying in the home or spending time there is a very good … [Read more...] about Keep Your Home & Property Safe While You Travel!
Relocating to a new area can be exciting and challenging! The Woodlands Texas is growing fast. Exxon Mobil is expanding in the area, with a 365-acre campus currently under construction. This expansion will bring Exxon Mobil employees to the area and will also bring other business, and opportunities to the area, including new small businesses of all types. Here is an interesting piece in … [Read more...] about Relocating to The Woodlands Texas
Employers: This is for you! There are some questions that are legally impermissible to ask in a job interview. Some questions are obviously impermissible, others are more "subtle". Examples of improper questions: How old are you? Will you require us to give you time off for certain religious holidays? Are you married? Do you have children? Will you be able to work when … [Read more...] about Employers: What Questions Should Not be Asked in A Job Interview?
How can the Texas Department of Insurance help you? The Texas Department of Insurance ("TDI") can help you resolve insurance complaints such as property, title, health and workers' compensation insurance. The complaint may cover "claim and benefit disputes, false advertising, misrepresentation and suspected insurance fraud." If you have a complaint, check out the website (click here) and … [Read more...] about Texas Department of Insurance Can Help you With Your Insurance Complaint
It is normal to be concerned about appearing in court. Whether your case is family law, business, probate or other type case, the way you look and act while you are in court is important, even for just a short procedural hearing.R-E-S-P-E-C-T Signs of respect or disrespect for the court 1. A neat, clean physical appearance = GOOD (tuck your shirt in when possible, especially for guys) 2. … [Read more...] about Tips to Help you Make a Good Courtroom Appearance
Last time we covered fraud that is committed in an "impersonal" manner. Unfortunately, fraudulent activity is not confined to those situations. Here are a few other types of fraud that I hope you never encounter. Marital Fraud When one spouse defrauds another proving the fraudulent activity can be important to a the final division of property in a divorce case. Marital fraud can take various … [Read more...] about The Many Faces of Fraud.. Part II… The “Known” Perpetrator