Difference in Men and Women’s Pay in The Legal Sector

The problem of inequality in pay seems to finally be gaining some form of address, thanks to the government requirement outlined earlier this year. The requirement meant firms with more than 250 employees had to submit data and publish data relating to their pay differences between men and women working for them. Among the first to impart this data was law firms, according to The Law Society Gazette. did this keenness to show their pay data mean law firms were doing well on this front?…

Getting Your Dues: When Is Your Employer Legally Obligated to Pay?

When you finish an honest day’s work, you expect an honest day’s pay. When your employer doesn’t pay you what you deserve, it can create financial problems for you, and it can leave you worried and frustrated. You might start to wonder about California’s wage laws. Understanding what California law has to say about your right to fair pay can help you take the right steps in order to get the pay that you deserve. Here’s what you need to know about when your employer is legally obligated to pay and what you can do to recover unpaid wages in California: Unpaid overtime California has some of the strongest overtime laws in the United States.…

Analog Archiving of Legal Documents Is Now a Thing of the Past: 3 Reasons Why You Should Go Digital

Many professions are experiencing changes in how they do business because of the digital revolution—and the legal profession is no different. In the realm of law, record-keeping and accurate archiving of documents is a key component of the judicial process. Lawyers and legal analysts often depend on records from past cases to shed light on current ones. Not to mention their commitment to keep good records for their clients. In many industries, paper filing systems are being phased out in favor of paperless offices.…

TABC Certifications: Is Your Restaurant Up to Standard?

People associate bars and restaurants with fun, food, and friends. Still, anyone who’s responsible for one knows that a lot goes into making sure everyone has a good time. There’s also a lot of red tape to navigate if you’re going to serve alcohol, a fact that’s especially good to be mindful of in the state of Texas. Fortunately, getting TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) certified can help you better understand the laws and regulations you must uphold. How Getting TABC Certified Benefits Your Business You probably trained your bartenders and servers on how to take and prepare an order.…

How to Decide Which Entity Is the Most Beneficial for You

Choosing the most beneficial entity designation is one of the most important things to consider when starting a business. It is possible to change your entity type once you have established the business, but it is a costly and time-consuming process. That said, you should be careful in choosing the entity.  The big question is, how to choose the right entity without any prior experience in setting up for one? Well, there are resources available online, but DIY the process has its limitations. …

How to Register Your Companies Name in The UK

This article will inform you about everything you need to know when looking to register a company name and/or structure for your newly formed business, including the advantages and disadvantages of the most common structures, giving you an indication to the structure best suited to you. Register as a Sole trader Registering as a Sole Trader is one of the most common and straightforward options for anyone looking to start their own business. It is often adopted by ‘lone’ businessmen and women such as Personal Trainers, Accountants, and Photographers, to name a few.…

The Benefits of an LLC

There are several major business structures in the United States including Limited Liability Corporations, or LLC’s, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships. If you are starting a new business, you may consider registering your company as an LLC. Here is more about the benefits of an LLC: Tax Benefits Unlike corporations, LLC’s do not file corporate tax returns. This means that each individual member of the LLC will report losses and profits on an individual form. This form of taxation is called pass through taxation and will help you avoid paying taxes as a company as well as a group of shareholders.…

Employment: What’s New for 2018?

Every year brings changes and new challenges for employers large and small; 2018 will be no different, but forewarned is forearmed, so here are some of the big changes to look out for. As ever, if you’re worried or unsure about changes to employment law, then get in touch with experts like elliswhittam for help and advice. Data protection changes The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will be enshrined in UK law on May 25 2018. This new legislation builds on existing UK data protection laws and puts more obligations on organisations which hold data on individuals.…

Revolutionise Your Business With an Online Law Firm

When you’re running a small business, you need legal advice just as much as a large, well established firm. It’s possible you need it even more so in the early days: established companies have well-worn procedures in place to deal with most easy to anticipate issues that may arise: as someone setting up a business for the first time you don’t have that luxury. It’s equally true that you likely don’t have the resources necessary to keep a lawyer on staff ready for every situation that arises – even if you do, it would likely be a waste of your budget to hire your own corporate lawyer at such an early stage.…

Losing Your Licence? You Need to Start Planning

You might have expert skills managing your business, but other elements in your life could be a train wreck. One area of example involves driving: It’s not that you’re a bad driver, but if you have a lot of problems with speeding tickets and other driving offenses, your business car insurance agent might be busy settling your claims throughout the year. Eventually, you could face a driving ban, which will hurt your business.   How to Face a Driving Ban You can stop a driving ban for some scenarios, but other circumstances leave little room for anything other than a ban.…