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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

Massachusetts is No Longer Accepting FEIN

Massachusetts is No Longer Accepting FEIN

Massachusetts is No Longer Accepting FEIN

James Gilmer
Posted on January 7, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

Beginning January 1, 2015, the Corporations Division in Massachusetts is no longer accepting FEIN numbers (federal tax IDs) on business formation documents.

The following notice was posted on the Corporations Division website:

“As of January 1, 2015, the Corporations … 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

Pres. Obama Makes December 26th a Federal Holiday

Pres. Obama Makes December 26th a Federal Holiday

Pres. Obama Makes December 26th a Federal Holiday

James Gilmer
Posted on December 12, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

Last week, President Barack Obama issued an executive order declaring December 26th, 2014 a federal holiday. All executive branch departments and federal agencies will be closed, and their employees will have a four-day weekend.

Obama is not the first President … 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

Minnesota Launches New Business Services Website

Minnesota Launches New Business Services Website

Minnesota Launches New Business Services Website

James Gilmer
Posted on December 4, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

The Minnesota Secretary of State announced that beginning December 8, 2014, they will launch a newly designed Business Services website.

The new website will include

Ability to file annual reinstatements online. • User-friendly homepage design to better guide visitors. • … Read more
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