Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors
Posted on September 28, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.
Most businesses deal with licensing and registration requirements on an as-needed basis, with staff in the legal or operations departments managing their required filings through software such as Excel. As a result, employees are often in the difficult position of … Read more
Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?
Posted on September 21, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.
While registrations and permits are required to launch and operate any business, there are many additional requirements that apply to specific industries, professions, and business activities. Understanding the full licensing requirements of your industry allows you to add new … Read more
Free White Paper: Business Licensing Compliance
Posted on December 14, 2016, by Erin Cusack in Business Compliance.
allow your business to operate legally.
Without complete and up-to-date licenses, your business can face fines, closures, delays, and other penalties. While core to running a successful business, compliance with over 150,000 federal, state, and local licensing … Read more
Iowa Registered Agent Required for Limited Partnerships
Effective July 1, 2016, Iowa requires a limited partnership to have a registered agent for service of process. Iowa House Bill 2373 was signed into law by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on April 21, 2016. The bill became effective July … Read more
Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees
Effective September 24, 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State has lowered business registration fees across the board. This includes incorporation and qualification fees for both business and nonprofit entities.
The current registration fee to incorporate, form an LLC, or qualify … Read more
Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015
Effective July 1, 2015, the Nevada Secretary of State is raising its fees for initial and annual lists, and business licenses for corporations, per NV Senate Bill 483.
The fee for initial and annual lists is increasing by $25 across … Read more
How to Stay in Good Standing
Posted on March 13, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.
Business compliance is a lot like Zen Buddhism.
It takes a certain amount of mental effort to become compliant with state requirements, and it takes an equal amount of focus to learn how to stay in good standing, especially as your business grows.… Read more
Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans
You’ve heard the saying, “Nothing in life is free,” haven’t you?
Many registered agent companies offer “free registered agent service” as part of their marketing strategies, or worse, entice you to sign up for cheap service, and really sock you … Read more
Business Name Availability
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 actually … Read more
Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 6 of 6)
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