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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

Choosing a Nonprofit Board of Directors

Choosing a Nonprofit Board of Directors

Choosing a Nonprofit Board of Directors

James Gilmer
Posted on December 19, 2014, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

Today, I’ll be discussing the challenge of choosing a nonprofit board of directors. The board of directors is the governing body of the nonprofit organization. This means the board sets the direction of the organization, makes most crucial decisions, and … 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

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

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 3 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 3 of 6)

Ready, Set, Hire! An Overview of Legal Issues in the Hiring Process for Businesses (Part 3 of 6)

James Gilmer
Posted on November 24, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Last week, we tackled the issues of mandatory insurance for employers and compliance posters in the workplace. This week, we will navigate the complicated and often shark-infested legal waters of post offer, pre-employment physical examinations.

Where the Problem Arises

The … Read more

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