Construction contracts. This is a short, non-exhaustive list of what should be in most construction contracts. This article is for the aspiring or beginning construction contractor, and the smaller contractor looking to become a larger business and more professional. In future articles I’ll flesh out […]
Asset protection strategies for your business may included setting up a separate company to hold and lease out the equipment.
Why and how to protect your special business formulas and processes by using trade secret protections, a short article.
I’ll start this article by saying that I’m generally against seller financing of the sale of a small business. Too much can go wrong, as I’ll set out below. Let’s define what I mean by “seller financing of the sale of a small business.” A […]
At-Will and For Cause are two conflicting employment terms that should not appear in the same C-level or key employee contract.
Preserve your employer defenses to employment claims by documenting the reasons for the discharge and following procedures.
Whether an employee was discharged or quit the employment often was the first thing I needed to determine when ruling on unemployment cases. This post discusses what factors I would consider when ruling on these cases.
As I discussed in my last blog post (http://www.palermolaw.com/discharge-for-misconduct-under-nc-unemployment-laws/) the threshold decision I had to make as an administrative law judge ruling on unemployment claim appeals was often whether an employee quit the employment, or was discharged by the management (we don’t say “terminated” because […]
As a judge hearing unemployment appeals for the past year or so, I can say that the vast majority of the cases are determined based on the “quit” or “discharge” definitions in the N.C. unemployment act. A very important distinction to keep in mind, which […]
To deny an employee unemployment compensation takes more than just firing “for cause”. Read here about the steps an employer can take to set up for success at an unemployment appeal hearing.