Endorsements, Testimonials and the FTC

by Vojtek “VK” Karpuk

The fast-forward button on a DVR and other advancements make it easier for consumers to avoid advertisements on traditional media platforms, leading more and more businesses to rely on endorsements, testimonials and reviews on social media platforms to market their products and services. While favorable reviews of an advertiser’s product on Twitter or a picture… [More]

Preparing to Sell Your Business

by Oliver Davis and Michael Gillette

There are many considerations you must consider when you are getting ready to sell your business. Most owners are quick to jump to how much money they will receive or when the deal will close. But before you spend a lot of time and energy on the sale of your business, you should take a… [More]

A Business’s Accountability in Human Rights Violations

by Ajitav Mick Misra, Esq.

Corporate human rights abuse is a topic getting more and more visibility, and most companies today are aware of violations across the world and are keen to not promote such abuses. But how much of a duty does a company have to actively monitor whether its activities lead to human rights abuses? Do companies face… [More]

Raising Money for a Business

by Oliver Davis and Michael Gillette

All businesses need cash to operate. Sometimes a business may need outside financing for buying a new piece of equipment, research and development, buying inventory, or adding sales and marketing capacity. There are two ways to finance the capital of a business: The business can borrow money, called “debt financing,” or the business can sell… [More]

Starting a Business? Make Good Choices on Entity Type

by Michael Gillette

One of the first and most important decisions an entrepreneur will face in launching a new business is what type of entity to incorporate as. In this article, we’ll focus on some of the pro and cons associated with three common choices — corporation (also sometimes referred to as a “C corporation” because it is… [More]

The Employer Shared Responsibility of the Affordable Care Act

by Kathy Steadman

After considerable fits and starts, the employer responsibility provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are now in full play. While implementing regulations and related notices can be complex, business owners should understand the basics in order to avoid penalties, identify the best-suited healthcare solutions for their workforce and remain compliant as… [More]

Politics in the Workplace: A Primer for Arizona Businesses

by Shayna Balch

‘Tis the season for contentious conversations, as the 24-hour news cycle is in overdrive with Clinton, Trump, immigration policy, Black Lives Matter, LGBT rights and healthcare concerns, to name just a few. The proper handling of hot-topic politics in the workplace should be paramount for all employers during this fiery political season, as these emotionally… [More]

Congress Gives EPA More Authority to Regulate Chemicals 

by Steve Owens

In June, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, landmark legislation modernizing the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the little-known but very important federal law that regulates chemicals in the United States. Approved by large bipartisan majorities in Congress, the Lautenberg Act addresses some of… [More]

File this Under: The Complexity of Managing Personnel Documents 

by Mike Saucier

The basic management of personnel files used to be pretty simple: Collect some basic information and stick the files on a shelf somewhere. Today, the matter of collecting and storing private employee information is not as simple, even with the available option of going digital. For example, today’s employers and human resources managers have to… [More]

Navigating Commercial Leasing to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

by Adam Buck

Growing and selling marijuana may be the most controversial business in America, but, due to changing public opinion and the current political climate, it shows no signs of slowing down. Unless the Federal government decriminalizes the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana, it remains a very risky business, not just for the business owners but… [More]