Monthly Archives: June 2011

L3C: Business with a (Social) Mission – What You Need to Know

For socially-conscious entrepreneurs wanting to do well and do good, there is a new business entity. L3Cs are limited liability companies with both for-profit and charitable aspects to their legal structure. Want to create a business with a social impact? Read what JD Supra lawyers are saying about this new corporate entity already approved in… Read more »

I-9 Compliance: What Employers Need to Know About ICE Verification & Audits

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has turned its sights on employers large and small. Read what lawyers and law firms on JD Supra are saying about I-9 verification, compliance, and what to do if your business is audited by USCIS: The New Trend Continues – ICE Audits the I-9 Forms of 1,000 Businesses (Fisher… Read more »

Retirement Plans: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Creating retirement plans for yourself and your employees provides great benefits, but also presents risks for the uninformed. Here is what lawyers on JD Supra are saying about the duties and opportunities of administering company plans. Why Retirement Plan Sponsors Shouldn’t Only Focus on Low Fees (The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.)“While paying unreasonable plan expenses… Read more »

Immigration and Employment: What Every Business Owner Needs to Know

Immigration issues have come front and center in the employment arena. Here’s a compilation of articles from lawyers on JD Supra on rules and events business owners need to know. Supreme Court Approves E-Verify Mandate (Ronald Shapiro) “Despite opposition from both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a number of civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme… Read more »

You Should Know This: Small Business Law Roundup

FYI: here’s a mixed reading list of recent interesting updates and articles addressing the ever-changing landscape of small business, written by lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: Tax Tips for Small Business Owners (Darrin Mish) “IRS Commissioner for Small Business and Self-employed Division, Faris Fink said, ‘When you’re running a business, you don’t need… Read more »

Employment Background Checks: Legal Considerations

In a down economy where unemployment is a source of significant frustration to many, background checks are another cause of growing concern for job seekers. These checks often include a comprehensive review of finances, including bankruptcies, financial black marks, and other personal information that doesn’t seem necessary to determine an applicant’s ability to perform the… Read more »