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Legal Services of Greater Miami

Legal Services of Greater Miami Featured Business: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI) Executive Monica Vigues-Pitan, Executive Director Business Address: 4343 West Flagler Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33134…

Small Business Absent With Leave

 The best defense is to have the right policy in place here are four tips to help avoid minefields. It’s rarely easy for a small business to work around the loss of an employee who’s out on a leave of absence. But you may have to…

The 9 Key Pitfalls of Hiring

Hispanic small businesses must be aware of laws relating to the hiring of employees. As any Hispanic small business owner knows, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of federal, state and local laws that must be

Promoting Diversity

It’s Not Just Good Business. It May Be Legal Business Promoting diversity in the workplace helps businesses recruit and retain qualified employees and respond to the needs of customers in the global marketplace. And in some

4 Tips for Pursuing a Lemon Law Claim

Don't let a lemon negatively impact your small business, you do have recourse through lemon law claims Buying a new car can be a daunting task. Yet, you never expect that a car bought from a dealer will cause problems that

Firing Without Getting Burned

Before firing an employee make sure you have a code of standards in place to avoid wrongful discharge litigation Wrongful discharge lawsuits are an unfortunate fact of life for today’s business owners. In light of this,…

Brave New World

Science leads the way to new federal antidiscrimination law. In 2008 President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits employers and insurance companies from discriminating

Background Check

Avoid the pitfalls that come with conducting a background check. For many employers, obtaining background checks on applicants or employees is a routine part of doing business. Indeed, some employers, such as educational institutions,…

Pay Now, Or Pay Up Later

It is critical that employers understand both federal and state law and comply with which ever is more protective of employees. The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of employee class-action lawsuits claiming pay

Parents Have Rights

The law respects employees’ family obligations. You should too. There is a growing trend of lawsuits filed in U.S. courts by workers alleging discrimination because of their obligations to care for children,

Good Idea!

Now start creating your business plan and building a team. You’re ready to launch your own business. Congratulations! Having your own business has obvious appeal, one reason there are over 20 million single-person businesses in