When people think of "malpractice," they usually think of doctors or lawyers -- but accounting malpractice can be just as problematic. For a small business, it can be utterly devastating.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to make life easier and more equitable for people who struggle with disabling conditions of all sorts. It is not, however, meant to be a weapon that can be used to shake down small businesses for cash over minor violations.
Nondisclosure agreements had, at one point, become so common that just about every company had every employee sign one -- and that actually turned into a problem. Employees balked at signing agreements that they felt were unfair, and courts sometimes refused to enforce agreements when they were overly broad.
Shareholder fortunes can rise, and fall, based on their holdings in a corporation. As the corporation profits, they profit. When the corporation suffers a big loss -- so do the shareholders.
Imagine waking up to find out that everything you had invested with a major brokerage firm was gone. On top of that, your investments failed so badly that you actually owe money.
As a small business owner, you naturally want to promote your products or services as much as possible -- but you need to also keep in mind the limitations you are under.
Is your business in a legal dispute with someone? Depending on the nature of the dispute -- and your desire to resolve the issue quietly and quickly -- you may want to consider hiring a private judge.
"Native" ads are designed to fit right into a social media feed in a way that enhances the viewer's experience, rather than detracting from it. Unfortunately, some companies have gone too far in their efforts to disguise paid-for content as something organic.
In business, just like other areas of life, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
It's become increasingly common to put mandatory arbitration clauses in all kinds of consumer contracts, from cellphones to gift card sales.