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To Look or not to Look: Should you Check Applicants’ Social Media Profiles During Your Hiring Process?

To Look or not to Look: Should you Check Applicants’ Social Media Profiles During Your Hiring Process?
Hiring new employees is a major investment for any business, large or small. When you hire a new employee, you understandably want to do your due diligence and find out as much as you can about your applicant. You can call his or her references or former employers, but another easy, foolproof way to...
February 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Clients, Be All That You Can Be (For You)

Clients, Be All That You Can Be (For You)
I have written about what businesses should expect from your lawyers, and also about how you should expect your lawyer to go about representing you. But what should clients do? I do not mean that from the sense that clients owe certain things to their service providers. The client is the customer and...
January 16th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly
To my knowledge there is no award for this, but I hereby nominate the rush to terminate an employees for absences for health reasons as the most avoidable action that employers take that gets them into legal hot water. Or, if you prefer, consider this a year-end list … of one. Bill Nolan I am not saying...
December 19th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

2013 Employer To Do List: It’s Not Too Late!

2013 Employer To Do List: It’s Not Too Late!
About 11 months ago I suggested four low-cost, proactive steps employers should take to minimize employee-related liability. This is a good time to review how you have done with the 2013 list. The good news is that even if you have done nothing at all with respect to these measures, it is still prudent...
November 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Your “Contractors” May Not Be: Five Factors to Consider

Your “Contractors” May Not Be: Five Factors to Consider
Entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge when it comes to trimming their costs and maximizing their profits. One of many businesses’ largest expenses is their workforce, however large or small, so they naturally look for ways to minimize those costs. An appealing way to reduce the cost of workers...
October 17th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Use the Triage Method for Legal Discussions

Use the Triage Method for Legal Discussions
“Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.” – Samuel Johnson Most business decisions entail risk. Businesspeople are understandably frustrated when lawyers exhaustively identify every possible risk, but do not seem to help the client decide whether...
September 19th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

E-Communications May Come Back To Haunt You

E-Communications May Come Back To Haunt You
If you are running an entrepreneurial business, you are likely working virtually around the clock, doing the work that ideally several people would be doing, and trying to juggle a number of different demands on your time and attention. Anyone in those circumstances would understandably be unable to...
August 15th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Re-Re-Revisiting the Dangers of Electronic Communications

Re-Re-Revisiting the Dangers of Electronic Communications
You already know this – people use electronic communications in ways that are not always in their best interests. People say what they really think in electronic communications more than they do face-to-face, or in a more deliberately prepared old-fashioned, written document. Both in terms of effective...
July 18th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More