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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. […]

Are English-Only Policies Legal?

Are English-Only Policies Legal?

Rules prohibiting employees from speaking Spanish are illegal, with few exceptions. Such cases are investigated by the ​United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOCC determines whether a policy is legal or not. In cases of discrimination based on such violations, it helps a great deal to have a Spanish-speaking attorney. Let’s explore some […]

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 […]

The Three Essential Factors of Building Maintenance

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Building maintenance is not just a matter of keeping your place of business neat and tidy. It is a matter of guarding against loss of business due to property disrepair and inconvenient closures. You must plan for maintenance before something breaks. That is sound business management. There are three major factors to bear in mind when […]

Eight Things to Consider Before Selling Your Franchise Interest

Selling Your Franchise Interest

Selling a franchise is not the same as selling an independent business.  When you sell a franchise interest, you are just changing the ownership interest (for example, one Dunkin Donuts store out of the franchise of stores). The new owner and the franchisee must agree on a sale number. The prospective owner must also prove […]

The Most Common Types of Consumer Fraud

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Those who commit consumer fraud are fraudsters who prey on ignorance. Therefore, the best defense against consumer fraud is education. Do not allow yourself to be victimized. Read the following and learn about the most common forms of consumer fraud.Mortgage Fraud According to the FBI, the victims of most modern mortgage scams are distressed homeowners. […]

Is Your Company’s Website Accessible to People with Disabilities?

Website Accessibility

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, businesses across America have been required to install wheelchair ramps or similar features that guarantee accessibility for people with disabilities. In 2017, it seems that businesses may have to re-evaluate how accessible they truly are. Twenty-five years ago, the internet was not even in our homes […]