Embezzlement is usually a crime of opportunity and hubris combined. Most embezzlers hold positions of implicit trust inside their companies that make it easy for them to take money without anyone noticing (for a while). That's why your first reaction, once you realize that an employee or business partner has embezzled from the firm, may be shock and horror. After all, you trusted this person!
You've probably heard of malicious prosecution in terms of criminal cases and prosecutorial overreach, but did you know that malicious prosecution can also happen in civil claims? They can -- and when they do, they can be very destructive to your life and business.
A slip-and-fall or some other kind of personal injury that takes place on the property of a business can be a nightmare for the business owner -- and the Florida House is hoping to change that.
Stealing from your employer is literally akin to biting the hand that feeds you -- hard. Yet, employees embezzle all the time -- and small businesses are particularly susceptible to fraud.
In 2017, BuzzFeed News made the decision to publish a 35-page dossier containing unverified information about the Trump presidential campaign and its possible ties to the Russian government. A Russian technology executive who also heads a tech company located in Florida subsequently sued the news source for defamation because he was named in the dossier.
When you own your own small business, you accept that risk and worry are a package deal. At some point, you'll probably start wondering whether you need to hire a business attorney.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to prohibit discrimination against the disabled in a number of areas, including commerce. Many small businesses regularly run into difficulty with ADA compliance and find lawsuits over compliance both common and cumbersome.
A Naples man and his mother have been sued in U.S. District Court for allegedly running a fraudulent scheme to illegally gain more than $70 million. They stand accused of artificially raising the prices on supplies purchased by foreign companies doing business in the gas and oil sector.
How do you handle the termination process with a disgruntled employee? Carefully. Severing your business relationship with a disgruntled employee creates the possibility that he or she will eventually become a legal thorn in your shoe.
People have always asked around for recommendations before they do business. After all, they work hard for their money. They want to know they're spending it in a place that will give them what they expect at a fair price. Once upon a time, they might have approached a neighbor to ask where they should eat dinner or what contractor they should hire.