What is Discrimination?

Information for Employers Knowing what is discrimination is valuable information for employer defense. The most easily understood type of employer discrimination in the workplace is “disparate treatment.” As an employer, you can find yourself defending a lawsuit just because you (your company) treated some people less favorably than others because… Read more »

What are Unilateral Contract vs Bilateral Contract Agreements?

Definition  Unilateral contracts are vastly different than bilateral contracts. The elements of a contract are previously discussed in our Contracts article.  There are two main types of contracts: bilateral and unilateral. A Promise for Performance. As comparing unilateral vs bilateral contract differences, a bilateral contract constitutes a promise for a promise…. Read more »

Commercial Litigation – Ten Commandments for CEO’s

When it comes to commercial litigation, as a CEO and business owner, you often think that being able to call an attorney gives you a piece of mind to sleep at night. Although there is some comfort and truth to this, the question really becomes what can you do now so… Read more »

Contract Attorneys – How Can They Help?

Contract attorneys should  help you to anticipate problems and be able to draft proper terms or advise you on whether or not to execute the contract or even what constitutes a breach of contract. For example, when you are starting a new business, many entrepreneurs decide to draft contracts from the… Read more »

Affirmative Defenses to Breach of Contract

Asserting the Right Affirmative Breach of Contract Defenses Can Win Your Case Affirmative defenses to breach of contract are important when another party files a case but you actually have a legal reason for not completing the contract. In contract litigation, there are certain affirmative breach of contract remedies you can assert at… Read more »

What is a Partnership? General Partnership vs Limited Partnership

A Limited Partnership, as compared to a general partnership, is formed by two or more people doing business. At least person must act as the general partner. That person must have actual management authority for the day-day- activities of the company. This is in direction comparison to the other person(s) within the… Read more »

What is a Contract? Binding Contract Terms and Definition

What is a contract? It is an agreement between two or more persons or entities which creates a legal obligation to do, or not do, a particular thing. In addition to having legally binding contract terms, a legally enforceable contract must have (i) a subject / offer, (ii) consideration, and (iii) two or more… Read more »

Civil Litigation Law Definition & Civil Law Process

When thinking about the civil litigation definition, one must contrast a criminal defendant on trial as opposed to a civil defendant that is being for money damages or some other non-criminal sanction. Civil litigation law includes a variety of practice areas that include, probate, personal injury law, family law, contract law… Read more »

Age Discrimination Act (ADEA)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits covered employers from engaging in age discrimination in employment.  The ADEA protect employees 40 and over. However, where there is a bona fide occupational reasonably necessary to the normal operations of your particular business, you may be allowed to discriminate based upon age. This is… Read more »

Discrimination in the Workplace For Employers & Government Contractors

Discrimination in the Workplace — Practices to Avoid When it comes to employer discrimination in the workplace, government contractors are subjected to strict compliance with workplace discrimination laws. Your contract contains specific statutory language to that effect. Therefore, especially for larger contractors, you must ensure that your supervisors are familiar with the laws… Read more »