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Can Employers Mandate Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?  

Can Employers Mandate Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?  

With the COVID-19 vaccination here, businesses face new employment law compliance matters. However, employers can also take advantage of legal protections regarding COVID vaccine employee issues. Businesses covered under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Can Employers Mandate Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?  

With the COVID-19 vaccination here, businesses face new employment law compliance matters. An employer must ensure a safe workplace in which “an individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of individuals in the workplace.” However, with regards to the vaccine, there are exceptions and protocols to follow.

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Why Your Operating Agreement is Your LLC’s Most Important Contract

Why Your Operating Agreement is Your LLC’s Most Important Contract

As an owner of an emerging LLC, your sights may be set on winning contracts with big clients, negotiating contracts with servicers and vendors, and even on the ultimate goal of an acquisition agreement from a larger company to purchase your company. But, for the time...

The Importance of Working With a Lawyer to Create Your LLC

The Importance of Working With a Lawyer to Create Your LLC

Creating an LLC is an important step in the early days of your business, and, when done properly, can protect you and your business from disastrous financial consequences. If you have Googled “how to create an LLC,” you have no doubt been bombarded with ads selling...

Why You Need to Trademark Your Business Name ASAP

Why You Need to Trademark Your Business Name ASAP

So you quit the day job, took out loans, corralled investors, worked day and night to create a vision and bring it to life, and now you have achieved the dream: you’ve built a growing business on your own terms. But have you taken the steps to trademark your business...

New Dance Workout that Tones Your Guns: 180SoulFit

New Dance Workout that Tones Your Guns: 180SoulFit

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Caroline Todman, founder of 180SoulFit, the hottest new thing in boutique fitness. 180SoulFit's vision is to help people connect with their bodies and their souls through dance fitness. Caroline came to Gouchev Law because she...

5 Things You Think You Need to Know About the FTC’s Franchise Rule

5 Things You Think You Need to Know About the FTC’s Franchise Rule

It’s 2016, your business is booming, and you want to expand. Maybe you own a restaurant, a fitness studio, a coffee house, or perhaps a retail store. Go-big-or-go-home is your motto. And now you're ready to franchise your existing business or purchase a franchise....

Staffing & Operations Firm: Aceum Partners

Staffing & Operations Firm: Aceum Partners

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Ira Machowsky, founder of Aceum Partners, a staffing, HR and operations consulting firm that aims to help advance the social good. Aceum's vision is to partner with nonprofit and social sector organizations in...

Lifestyle Consultancy: Shift Limiting Beliefs

Lifestyle Consultancy: Shift Limiting Beliefs

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Ellen Thomas, founder of Shift Limiting Beliefs, a coaching consultancy that helps you live a life that thrills you. Ellen's mission is simple. She helps people change their beliefs so they can finally live their dream lives....

Legal Must-Haves for Your Online Business, App, or Blog

Legal Must-Haves for Your Online Business, App, or Blog

There is much you need to know as you start and grow your new business. To help determine the priorities and avoid getting overwhelmed, here is a checklist for essential start-up issues we use with new clients. 1. Business Model Is your idea viable as a business? Do...

Healthy Snacks Retailer: HOyos Snacks

Healthy Snacks Retailer: HOyos Snacks

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneurs! Meet Octavio and Isaura, founders of HOyos, a snack food company based in New York. HOyos is not only creating the freshest and tastiest plantain chips and other snacks, but is also helping create jobs in the U.S. and in Latin...

The Secret that Grows Your Revenue and Protects Against Bad Clients

The Secret that Grows Your Revenue and Protects Against Bad Clients

There’s a widely undervalued contract that can actually help your business grow. It's something that entrepreneurs often mistakingly don’t put into play when they're first starting out. This magic document is a custom client service agreement. How Does a Client...

The Top 6 Legal Mistakes Startups Make

The Top 6 Legal Mistakes Startups Make

The truth is, it’s always easier and cheaper to prevent than to cure an issue, especially a legal one. If you take the right steps, you can prevent legal hassles and save a lot of money. To help get started, I'm going to share with you a pattern of common mistakes...

Author & Online Entrepreneur: oh crap!

Author & Online Entrepreneur: oh crap!

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Jamie Glowacki, an impressive business owner and now widely known published author. Jamie came to Gouchev Law for intellectual property protection. Things were moving at such high-speed in her business, that we dove right into...

What You Need to Know Before Applying for Trademark Registration

What You Need to Know Before Applying for Trademark Registration

Maybe you’ve been considering applying for a federally registered trademark on your own to save money. But according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “most applicants hire an attorney who specializes in trademark matters to represent them in the...

Marketing Agency: Your Hot Copy

Marketing Agency: Your Hot Copy

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Jamie Jensen, a boss entrepreneur and an extremely talented copywriter and founder of Your Hot Copy. Before we started working together, Jamie had been contemplating whether she should make the investment in a lawyer. Here is...

10 Must Haves in an LLC Operating Agreement

10 Must Haves in an LLC Operating Agreement

Every LLC should have an operating agreement, but because there’s typically no filing requirement for this document, many companies use a cookie cutter contract and just fill in the blanks. That’s one of the riskiest things you could do, especially if your LLC has...

The Right Time Your Business Should Invest in a Lawyer

The Right Time Your Business Should Invest in a Lawyer

After tons of questions on this topic, I've decided to talk about the best time a business should invest in a lawyer, and how to save money where possible. Costs Versus Return Startups struggle deciding whether to spend on legal services because these services don’t...

Why an IP Audit is an Essential Tool for Growing Your Business

Why an IP Audit is an Essential Tool for Growing Your Business

Intellectual property is a vital part of a businesses’ bottom line. The reason? It’s where most of your company’s brain power goes, and that exact brain power used to build your business is what makes your business more and more valuable. We’ve discussed this topic...

How to Make Millions with a Trademark: Bikram Case Study

How to Make Millions with a Trademark: Bikram Case Study

How do we create a brand worth millions? Bikram Choudhury did just that with his style of hot yoga called Bikram, which you’re probably familiar with. Bikram consists of a series of 26 posture exercises (asanas) and two breathing exercises performed in a room heated...

USPTO Lowers Registration Fees

USPTO Lowers Registration Fees

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has some great news for business owners looking to protect their potential trademarks. As of January 17, 2015, the USPTO will reduce trademark filing fees for electronic trademark applications and renewals. Electronic...

New Year Goals: Add Value, Get Leads, Make Money

New Year Goals: Add Value, Get Leads, Make Money

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a lull in sales for some small businesses. Which is why it’s a great time to to start thinking about ramping up your sales strategy for the new year. But how? Differentiate yourself Standing out is really what it’s...

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