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February 2019 Archives

How can I free my Ohio company from its existing lease?

When most Ohio business owners sign a lease, many are so excited to have found a place that they sign their name on the line without combing through its terms or trying to negotiate a more favorable agreement. It's only when they find they've bitten off a little more than they can chew that a Cincinnati company owner will consult with an attorney to find out what they can do to get out of their commercial lease as painlessly as possible.

What are reasons that the executor of an estate can be removed?

An executor is someone who the testator (the person drafting a will) appoints to pay their final debts, preserve the value of their assets and to distribute those assets upon their death. Estate planning attorneys generally advise their clients to pick someone who is both trustworthy and responsible for this role. When the executor fails to do what they're supposed to, their beneficiaries may ask a judge to have them removed from their role.

How to respond to an employee's harassment claim

As an employer, you have a legal and ethical responsibility to investigate any claim made by an employee of any type of harassment. This includes physical, sexual, verbal or emotional harassment. The employer is expected to take the employee at their word that harassment is occurring, not decide whether or not to believe them. Let's take a look at how you can respond to an employee's harassment claim in today's post.

What terms should I expect my franchisee to want to negotiate?

If you're looking to franchise your business, then you may expect to be able to have your attorney draft a single contract that you can have all of your prospective franchisees sign. There's a strong likelihood that they'll each have their own unique demands and that they'll want to sit down to negotiate some kind of concessions, though. There are common requests that franchisees make.

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