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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2012 – Texas is one of the best states in the country for entrepreneurs because of its low taxes and bold policymaking that encourages small businesses to grow. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council recently released a ranking of the states according to climate for entrepreneurship and small business, and Texas is third in the country this year behind only South Dakota and Nevada. The SBE Council reported that Texas ranked high because the state has no personal income tax, death tax, individual capital gains or corporate capital gains taxes. The ranking committee […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2012 – The Texas Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the state’s franchise tax does constitute a personal income tax leaves many small businesses saddled with costly compliance measures. An insurance adjuster brought the case before the high court after the legislature changed the tax code in 2006 to widen the reach of the franchise tax. The tax code change was a result of school funding lawsuits that made it necessary to revolutionize how schools were funded in the Lone Star State. “The franchise tax is a burden on small businesses and many changed […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2011 – Corporate layoffs can happen for a variety of reasons and the severance packages that many companies offer their exiting employees can vary in their scale and scope. It is important to have an experienced attorney review a severance package before signing it because employees often sign away more than they realize when they accept the money. “It’s always a shocker when you get laid off from a company, but you need to remain calm and don’t sign the paperwork yet,” said Dallas business lawyer Ty Gomez. “Severance packages are loaded with […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2011 – OSHA’s new whistleblower rules should make for more thorough and complaint investigations, according to Dallas business attorney Ty Gomez. The new rules manual for whistleblower investigators calls for more thorough investigations as OSHA increases the number of investigators. “An increase in the number of agents investigating whistleblower claims inevitably means an increase in lawsuits filed,” said Gomez. “Employers facing whistleblower claims need to hire an attorney who understands the new regulations and how they affect investigations and cases.” Among the changes at OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program, investigators will be more thoroughly […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2011 – Monarch Dental, a nationwide dentist office chain with more than 300 offices in 18 states, recently settled a Texas sexual harassment case where one of their dentists was accused of groping his hygienist and dental assistant and making vulgar comments to them. As a result of the verdict, the company now will train several of its managers on sexual harassment laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought the case against Monarch Dental, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “This case is an example of how important it is […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2011 – With all the news covered about family law cases and employment law cases where social networking sites are used as evidence, federal authorities have deemed it illegal, in a first case of its kind, to fire someone over posts they made on their Facebook account concerning their employer or workplace. In one employment case, a woman who worked for the American Medical Response of Connecticut was fired for making disapproving comments about her supervisor on her Facebook page. Dawnmarie Souza, an emergency medical tech, was allegedly fired for criticizing her employer […]


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In order to avoid disputes at work, it’s best to have proper employment agreements, procedures and policies in place. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2010 – – Those who have been in business for a fair length of time appreciate the old saying that if something is worth doing, it should be done right to avoid problems later. There is no truer saying in business than this one. It’s typically the best approach to any products and services provided, but also perfect for the staff and management who will have procedures and policies in place to support them. […]


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Employers in Texas need to know what constitutes illegal discrimination. Being informed may avoid a lawsuit. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2010 – -“When it comes to employment law in Texas, there are two forms of illegal discrimination that you need to know about for your business. The first thing is you can’t decline to hire or promote an individual because of certain characteristics. The other thing to be aware of is how you handle termination. If you aren’t careful, you may end up being sued for wrongful termination if you fire someone because of certain characteristics,” outlined […]


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