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Business Name Availability

Business Name Availability

Business Name Availability

James Gilmer
Posted on January 19, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Congratulations – you’ve thought long and hard, and have come up with the perfect name for your new business! But wait! Before you start purchasing business cards, designing logos, and signing contracts, you need to make sure your name is … Read more

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire!  An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)

Eric Stark
Posted on January 13, 2015, by Eric Stark in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Discrimination in the Hiring Process

During the first five installments of this series, we discussed legal issues in the hiring process, including insurance, compliance posters, post-offer/pre-employment physical examinations, background checks and social media. We also established that State and Federal … Read more

2015 Corporate Filing Changes in Connecticut

James Gilmer
Posted on January 9, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective January 1, 2015, there are a number of corporate filing changes in Connecticut, per Public Act 14-154.

First, it is now mandatory for entities to provide an email address on ALL formation documents and annual report forms.

Second, new … Read more

New California Business Forms

New California Business Forms

New California Business Forms

James Gilmer
Posted on January 5, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The California Secretary of State has announced that beginning January 1, 2015, there is a series of new California business forms. Changes to the forms affect many business entities, including domestic and foreign. In most cases, the California Corporations Division … Read more

New Alabama LLC Forms

New Alabama LLC Forms

New Alabama LLC Forms

James Gilmer
Posted on January 5, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Alabama Secretary of State has released new Alabama LLC forms, effective January 1, 2015. This change affects only domestic limited liability companies, not foreign entities. So, if you’re forming an LLC in Alabama, be sure to use the … Read more

New York Repeals Organizational Tax on Corporations

New York Repeals Organizational Tax on Corporations

New York Repeals Organizational Tax on Corporations

James Gilmer
Posted on December 31, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective January 1, 2015, New York will no longer collect a tax on shares of newly formed corporations. Additionally, the state will no longer collect a tax when filing an amendment to the Articles to increase or to change the … Read more

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 5 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 5 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 5 of 6)

Eric Stark
Posted on December 23, 2014, by Eric Stark in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Social Media and the Hiring Process

The number of social media users makes it easier than ever to gather information about a prospective employee before they even walk in the door. In fact, there is even a catch phrase associated … Read more

Why the End of Year is Perfect for Starting An LLC

Why the End of Year is Perfect for Starting An LLC

Why the End of Year is Perfect for Starting An LLC

James Gilmer
Posted on December 22, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Updated January 2019

You’ve made a New Year’s Resolution: this is finally the year you make the jump from sole proprietorship to limited liability company. That’s great, but you’re not the only person with a resolution! In fact, so many … Read more

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 4 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire!  An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 4 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 4 of 6)

James Gilmer
Posted on December 11, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Background Checks of New Employees

Let’s face it, hiring a new employee is a very important part of your business. You set out to find the perfect candidate for the position hoping to add an important characteristic to your business. … Read more

Where Should I Register An Online Business?

Where Should I Register An Online Business?

Where Should I Register An Online Business?

James Gilmer
Posted on December 2, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Updated January 2019

We get many inquiries regarding where to register an online business. Having no tangible presence (i.e. a storefront) understandably leads to some confusion, including whether registration is necessary, and if so, in which state to register or incorporate. … Read more

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