Keeping tabs on the latest developments in public health is vital in reopening your business especially during these dire times. Non-compliance and possible lawsuits are no-no in an already risky business environment. The EEOC's issuance of guidance on antibody tests is one of those developments you should take note of.
COVID 19 has complicated most things that have to do with business, and that includes the rules about granting sick leave to employees. While there are similarities between FFCRA and FMLA, there are certain conditions accepted only under FFCRA. Knowing these conditions can help you create healthcare policies that would best benefit your employees without compromising your "new normal" business operations.
The California Senate passed AB5 that addresses the “employment status” of workers when the hiring entity claims the worker is an independent contractor and not an employee. If you are an independent contractor in California, there are some steps you can take immediately to bolster your position as an independent contractor. Read here to learn more and understand its applicability to you, as either an independent contractor or a business owner who hires independent contractors.
As a business owner, one of your top priorities is to maneuver your business away from creditors' claims, litigation, and other factors that can put your business at risk. The protection and preservation of the wealth you create as an entrepreneur doesn't just happen on its own. It involves strategic planning and intentional execution - which a lot of entrepreneurs fail to focus and execute. To help you protect your wealth & assets, here are a few strategies you can use and include in your plan.
As the pandemic continues to impact businesses around the world and as public authorities continue to respond to the ever-evolving challenges of this pandemic, the legal risks surrounding the decisions you make increase - your usual business practices will likely be disrupted and recordkeeping may not always be in front of mind. Recordkeeping responsibilities remain as important as ever so be prepared and don't forget to comply with authorities to avoid potential legal risks.
Savvy business owners recognize the value of contracts but often explore ways to reduce the cost of obtaining them by creating their own contracts using DIY templates available online. This DIY method has become a mantra these days as it can be a great way to save money, however, this method costs more in the long run and is even risky, especially if it is a legal document like a contract. What you do not know can, in fact, hurt you, and the following are examples of the potential risks you face
Uncertainty and unrest have defined 2020 from every aspect of life. Business owners have faced significant challenges to their survival and success and yet more than anything, this period of uncertainty and unrest provides the opportunity to display courageous leadership as a business owner. Courageous leadership to navigate decisions with care, stay informed, communicate plans, and to take tangible steps to move your business forward.
What the Coronavirus pandemic has brought us is battles toward staying healthy and sane when stuck at home and protecting our business to be fully operational in the midst of the crisis. Many business owners are now facing the tough decision of whether to persevere and keep their business going or to close it all down and walk away. If you are asking yourself this question right now, here are some things to consider before going down the bankruptcy road.
Amid COVID-19, in addition to providing aid for individuals and businesses, the CARES Act increases accessibility to funds and loans from certain retirement plans and accounts. Despite the various new options available under the CARES Act, it is critically important that you carefully consider whether distributions should be taken from any accounts. The tax implications of these options vary, and they should be acted upon only after careful consideration base on your personal goals and capacity.
As we’ve "flattened the curve” of COVID-19 infection & as stay-at-home orders are gradually reduced, many business owners, possibly including you, are looking forward to returning to a new normalcy.However, this is a brand new territory for all of us & the risk of getting sick is still high, even possible lawsuits. As we shift to keep our business going, it is critically important to follow these guidelines to protect your business from liability while protecting your employee & customer health.