Business Organization Articles

The Need of Contract Review for Entities and Individuals

Whether you are signing a contract as an entity or as an individual it is important to have an attorney review the contract before you sign. A contract of any kind is binding as long as there is a valid …

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Privacy Policies for a New Business in Utah

Why do I need a privacy policy? When starting a new business, the founders are often juggling many different needs at once. Between the idea, the people, the money, the website, the product or service, and a host of other …

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How to Deal with Ambiguous Contracts in Utah

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com What happens when two parties to a contract disagree about what the contract language means? How are ambiguities in a contract resolved? Utah courts and judges should interpret and enforce each contract in a way that is …

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Does a DBA Protect Me from Personal Liability?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com A client of mine owned a company that was involved in a lawsuit, and he was not worried about personal liability because the company was a DBA (“doing business as”). He, personally, had applied for and obtained …

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Initial Response to Employee Discrimination Charges

Charges of discrimination are daunting for small businesses. This article will help you and your small business better understand employee discrimination charges and some good, initial steps you can take in response. What is a Charge of Discrimination? Before employees …

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Are Non-Competition Agreements Against Independent Contractors Enforceable in Utah?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Usually, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees to not compete with the employer’s business. These agreements are also known as non-competes, post-employment restrictive covenants, or covenants not to compete. …

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Can Employees Refuse to Return to Work because of COVID-19?

Utah is easing some of its COVID-19 restrictions. With the move from “high risk” to “moderate risk” under the Utah Leads Together Plan, some businesses are reopening. While some employees are anxious to return to work, others are not. This …

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How to Pierce Through the Corporate Veil to Hold Individuals Personally Liable

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com It might be argued that the American Dream—the opportunity and right to pursue prosperity and financial success—is based upon the corporate structure. To avoid much of the personal liability associated with running a business, an individual can form …

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Five Ways to Protect Yourself from and Recover Unpaid Accounts

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com If you are a business owner, you have agreed to accept and deal with various risks most nine-to-five employees avoid. By showing up for work for specific hours, employees are generally guaranteed to be paid. Business owners, …

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