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Everything You Need to Consider Before Closing Your Business

Everything You Need to Consider Before Closing Your Business

At the start of 2020, New Jersey was home to close to 900,000 small businesses. It is difficult to say how many remain open, but is certain that many have permanently closed, or are on the verge of dissolution. At this juncture, business owners need to ask themselves if a full dissolution is even necessary. […]

Five Facts Employers Need to Know Before Hiring Undocumented Workers

Hiring undocumented workers

Failure to verify an employee’s authorization to work in the United States can lead to serious legal issues. Knowing the basics of hiring undocumented workers is essential. Here are five facts that will help to avoid catastrophe:Authorization is required.Employers are required by law to verify that all employees are authorized to work in the United […]

Claims for Wrongful Termination During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination has become an extraordinarily complex matter during the COVID-19 outbreak. Employers are struggling to keep up with the massive changes in the legal landscape. With employees focused on remaining employed and feeding their families, it is just as unlikely that they are aware of the legal issues surrounding the pandemic. It is overwhelming, […]

NJ Department of Labor Changes for 2020: What are your rights?

Worker’s Compensation Benefits in 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced increases in the maximum benefit rates and taxable wage base as of January 1 for its Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance and Workers’ Compensation programs.  It uses a statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) to determine worker’s compensation benefits every year. […]

No Small Business is Safe from Data Breaches

No Small Business is Safe from Data Breaches

Macy’s, T-Mobile and restaurant chains like Moe’s, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotsky’s have all suffered data breaches. That kind of thing only happens to them, right? Wrong. In 2020, if you own a small business and have a technology budget, security is the most significant investment you can make. What are some other technology investments? It could […]

Top-Tier Event Celebrates Latinx Business Boom

Top-Tier Event Celebrates Latinx Business Boom

We are living in the era of a new mainstream economy. It is driven, in large part, by Latino entrepreneurs, consumers and workers. In September 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, with the collaboration of Wells Fargo, a top-tier business and media event was launched. It is called L’ATTITUDE. In alignment with Wells Fargo’s […]

Is an Oral Contract a Valid Agreement?

Is an Oral Contract a Valid Agreement

Is an oral contract a valid agreement? A contract is normally thought of as a document. It includes features like the parties involved, each party’s obligations and penalties for failure to abide by the terms of the agreement.  There must be a written agreement to have a binding arrangement between two parties, right? While this […]

Take Advantage of the Mercer County One-Stop Career Center

Mercer County One-Stop Career Center

Attention Mercer County businesses! Have you heard of the Mercer County One-Stop Career Center and made the mistake of thinking it is only a service for job seekers? Well, take a second look. There are resources for small businesses: Business Resource Center (BRC) – Most small businesses are too small to have their own full-fledged human […]

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Connects with Community

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

This past March, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sent a clear message to the surrounding community. The region’s Latino population has evolved drastically over the last thirty years. That is why the chamber’s CEO and president, Jennifer Rodriguez, decided it was time to reach out to Latino entrepreneurs in its first ever “one-on-one” […]

Partnership Formed to Protect Latino-Owned Businesses from Predatory Lenders

Latino entrepreneurs

Latino entrepreneurs should stop having to depend on seed funding from friends and family and should start being able to access capital like the rest of the small business community. Carlos Medina and Doug Naidus certainly think so, and their respective organizations have partnered to provide Latinos access to the capital they need to start […]

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