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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR VS EMPLOYEE WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR VS EMPLOYEE WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS? By John Pearce and Laura Fowler As your business grows, you will invariably reach a point where you simply cannot manage all aspects of the business without help. But many small business owners are finding it increasingly difficult to find quality employees to fill needed positions. [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR VS EMPLOYEE WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE By Susan Littleton and Laura Fowler Austin-Round Rock was recently named one of the top places to start a small business in the United States by the officials at RewardExpert, a company that helps users maximize credit card and travel rewards. With small businesses ripe for growth [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING YOUR FIRST EMPLOYEE

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE OPENING A BUSINESS IN YOUR HOME

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE OPENING A BUSINESS IN YOUR HOME By John Lione and Laura Fowler According to Small Business Trends, 69% of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. While neighbors probably will not complain about a few visitors who look and act like guests, a steady stream of clients and customers [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on 4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE OPENING A BUSINESS IN YOUR HOME

LEGAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE JOINING A NONPROFIT BOARD

LEGAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE JOINING A NONPROFIT BOARD By Laura S. Fowler and John G. Pearce  Most people who serve as an officer or director of a charitable or nonprofit organization do so because of a sincere desire to help support a mission or purpose in which they believe deeply. When contemplating giving [...]

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR PARENTS FROM FINANCIAL FRAUD

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR PARENTS FROM FINANCIAL FRAUD By David Oliver & Susan Littleton, Attorneys At Law Loving adult children sometimes find that an elderly parent, who was once responsible and independent, has fallen prey to financial schemes by predators—including other family members.  If you are facing this challenge, your natural instinct [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR PARENTS FROM FINANCIAL FRAUD

GRANDPARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIGHT FOR CUSTODY OF A GRANDCHILD

GRANDPARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIGHT FOR CUSTODY OF A GRANDCHILD     By Terry Belt and Laura Alexandra Parton Attorneys At Law Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. They also have the right to sue for managing conservatorship under Texas statutes if there is proof that a biological parent’s circumstances [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on GRANDPARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIGHT FOR CUSTODY OF A GRANDCHILD

THE PERILS PRESENTED BY INTERNS – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR KINDLY INTENTIONS

THE PERILS PRESENTED BY INTERNS HOW TO PROTECT YOUR KINDLY INTENTIONS By Laura Fowler and Susan Littleton Do any of the following statements describe you? I own a small professional firm. I receive many requests from students about to graduate who say they simply want to learn more about what I do. They assure me [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on THE PERILS PRESENTED BY INTERNS – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR KINDLY INTENTIONS

DON’T GET FOOLED BY A FAKE: AVOIDING SCAMS FOR ACL PASSES

Austin City Limits Music Festival is coming around again in Austin, Texas.  The top-flight headliners draw in the fans, and the big money draws in the scammers.  The wristbands are still available through ACL Fest’s website, which is bad news for counterfeiters.  Here are a few tips to help you avoid being one of the [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on DON’T GET FOOLED BY A FAKE: AVOIDING SCAMS FOR ACL PASSES

YOUR KINDLY OUTREACH TO OTHERS IN NEED – A FEW WORDS OF CAUTION

YOUR KINDLY OUTREACH TO OTHERS IN NEED A FEW WORDS OF CAUTION  By Laura Fowler Attorney at Law Editor’s Note: Friday, September 8, 2017, Laura Fowler will teach ‘Broker Responsibility’, a Texas Real Estate Commission six-hour course mandated for certain classes of real estate professionals. She will include in that course detailed information about how [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on YOUR KINDLY OUTREACH TO OTHERS IN NEED – A FEW WORDS OF CAUTION

THE MANY HEROES OF HURRICANE HARVEY – VALUABLE FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR OUR FRIENDS IN NEED

     THE MANY HEROES OF HURRICANE HARVEY      VALUABLE FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR OUR FRIENDS IN NEED by Troy D. Bolen Dear Readers: Hurricane Harvey already has inflicted more devastating injury and loss than any storm in Texas history. And yet, in the face of cataclysmic loss, many with huge hearts reach out to [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Electronic Legal Alerts|Comments Off on THE MANY HEROES OF HURRICANE HARVEY – VALUABLE FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR OUR FRIENDS IN NEED