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- Electronic Discovery in Civil Law: Considerations for Business Owners
Texas enacted electronic discovery laws in 1999, and these laws allowed discovery in civil suits to include information stored electronically, such as emails, e-calenders, voice mails, instant messages and chat room conversations, as well as more traditional business communication such as memorandum and contracts. Data stored on personal electronics and hand-held devices can be made part of discovery during a civil suit.
- 3 Reasons to Write a Demand Letter with Your Attorney
There is a great spirit of commerce in which companies and individuals trade goods and services for money and everyone gets what they want from each exchange.
- Reasons Why You Need Legal Advice When Setting Up a Business
Anyone looking to set up a business within Austin (or anywhere in Texas for that matter) will need legal information on business formation, business entity choice, as well as business succession planning.
- General Legal Services Help Employees Avoid Employee Misclassification Claims
Employers are often in a precarious position in which they may be sued by business partners, employees and customers. However, there are often steps that they can take to minimize their exposure.
- 9 Tips for a Successful Deposition
So you received a Notice of Deposition. What is a deposition and what does that mean for you, the witness? A deposition is the legal term for a formal, recorded, question and answer session which occurs when the witness is under oath.
- Performing Employee Background Checks
Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant's ability to do the job they are being considered for. At the same time, your business could be exposed to potential liability unless you follow the applicable federal and state laws, and stay up to date about certain types of information that may be off-limits.
- The Importance of Reviewing Your Employee Handbook
There are many good reasons why you would want to ask a lawyer to review your company's employee handbook before you hand it out to your employees.
- What Is an OIG Investigation? How Much Trouble Am I In?
The Office of Inspector General investigations deal with various instances of fraud, waste, abuses situations and misconduct in regards to federal employees, contracted workers and entities that have business with the Federal Trade Commission.
- 4 Ways Legal Processes Are Impacted By Technological Innovation
Technology offers huge opportunities for law firms to innovate in ways that benefit both them and their clients.
- Anticipate the Future - How Lawyers Prepare for Technological Innovation
Across our society, we are witnessing economic and technological changes at an unprecedented rate. These changes will continue to influence the way we live, work and perceive the world around us.