The time has come when you feel ready to move forward with your entrepreneurial goals. You may have put off starting your own business for years because the timing never felt right or because you worried that you did not have what it takes to compete in the business world. Now, however, you have found the time and courage to pursue your dream.
When we hear stories about workplace discrimination or harassment on the news, they often highlight how a worker was ill-treated by a co-worker or superior while on the job. An individual can claim that they were discriminated against during the hiring process, though, too. No matter the situation, it matters how you respond to their allegations.
An employee claims that you discriminated against them at work. You feel shocked. You have always valued inclusivity at your company, and you thought that everyone knew it. You thought that you had a healthy company culture. But now your business is facing some very serious allegations and you're worried about what it could mean for the future.
You know all about the personal incentives for starting your own business. You get to be your own boss. You get to set your own hours. You get to do something that you love. As the business grows, you really set yourself up for the type of success that you could never find if you were working for someone else.
As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring that your employees are treated as federal and state laws require. When it comes to overtime pay, the laws are strict as to when overtime pay is required.
Your rich relative died and left everything to charity. You were hoping for a windfall. Can you contest the will?
If you are a co-owner of a business, at some future point, you may be chomping at the bit to break your contract with your business partner. It could be due to a breach of the terms or a failed relationship between the parties.