The Right to Privacy in South Carolina
Recently, the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down the state’s Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act (the “Act”), finding that it violates a woman’s right to privacy as guaranteed by the South Carolina Constitution. It’s no secret that rights surrounding abortions and women’s health care are a hot topic in the media and politics. […]
Protect Your (I)Piece of the PII: Why Your Company Needs a Proprietary Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement for Its Employees and Contractors
Companies spend significant money developing all kinds of valuable assets, such as proprietary products and services, marketing strategies, customer goodwill, and employee training and development. Many companies wrongly assume that the company automatically owns the rights to trade secrets, intellectual property (IP), and other confidential information created by the company’s employees or contractors. However, […]
Motherhood is tough. Working outside the home while also being a mom is even tougher. Federal lawmakers recently approved the PUMP Act, attempting to make breastfeeding a little easier for working moms. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) previously required employers to provide a place (that is not a bathroom) and unpaid break time […]
Lawyers: it’s time to upgrade your law firm’s OS
“Warning: Creating default object from empty value.” Ever seen that error message on a website? Oftentimes, the culprit is that the website is built on WordPress, and is running on an outdated version. Most recently, I ran across that error message on a law firm’s website…the irony was not lost on me. Most firms are […]
Are tax sales a good investment?
The volatility of the stock market and interest rates have many investors interested in real estate investing over the stock market as a safer and more lucrative option. One overlooked real estate investment strategy is to buy property at delinquent property tax sales. How does it work? Every year, millions of property owners default on their […]
Are you paying too much in property taxes?
Studies show that anywhere between 30 to 60 percent of taxpayer property in the United States is overassessed. This leads to unfairly high property tax bills. In spite of this, fewer than 5 percent of property owners challenge their property tax bill. If your tax bill seems too high, the real question to ask yourself […]
Yes, You Need an Operating Agreement. No, the One You Downloaded Isn’t Sufficient.
The fun of being an entrepreneur is developing your winning idea for the new product or service you want to offer. The last thing people want to do is stop their creative process and deal with the paperwork. But making sure your business-house is in order before launching your big idea is CRITICAL to your […]
Who your law firm should hire next
Spoiler alert: it isn’t a lawyer, a paralegal, or a secretary.
Insurance Coverage: More Is Usually Better
Insurance: you hate it until you need it. Over the past few months, we’ve had a number of clients call to discuss their insurance coverage not only for their businesses, but also for their families. The Coronavirus pandemic certainly has businesses and families thinking: am I covered? What’s going to happen if I don’t have […]
SC rules of civil procedure switched into geek mode
Pigs have flown, and our state bar just got tech savvy.