While most people think the initial issue that all budding entrepreneurs must decide is the selection of a business entity, meaning whether they wish to organize as a sole proprietorship, corporation or limited liability country, this is not actually the case.
"Whistleblowing" is a term used when an employee reports an illegal action or business practice on their employer's part. When we see something in the workplace that puts people at risk or is an unfair action, such as an act of discrimination, we probably do not want these things to happen again. Many people refrain from whistleblowing though, because they fear for the future of their careers. Can your employer fire you if you blow the whistle on their actions?
When most people hear the term commercial litigation, their thoughts immediately turn to complex court cases concerning everything from contract disputes and shareholder disagreements to valuation issues and even antitrust violations.
Once a person or couple makes the monumental decision to look for a home to call their own, it initiates an often enervating process that can prove to be exhilarating and entertaining at times, and frustrating and even worrisome at others.
If you own a small business or run an HR department, you've probably encountered this issue. An employee -- let's call him Gary -- takes leave to have surgery and post-operative physical therapy. As you probably know, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees qualified employees like Gary the right to take a certain amount of time off for this purpose without losing his job.