Today’s criminal justice system suffers from a massive increase in various types of crimes because of an individual’s mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 2 million people with a mental illness are booked into jail. Nearly 15% of men and 30% of women booked into jails suffer from a serious Read more about Mental Illness + Drug Dependency
Ready To Open A Second Location? Read This First.
Opening a second location is a big step in the life of your business. It’s not something that should be taken lightly, and definitely not something you want to rush into if you don’t have the resources to do it properly. That said, a second location can be a big money-maker if you do Read more about Ready To Open A Second Location? Read This First.
Hemp: Here’s What You Need to Know
The times they are a-changin’, when it comes to hemp and hemp byproducts in the state of Texas. You’ve probably heard already that as of the end of the most recent legislative session, a new law went into effect that changes the legal status of hemp and CBD products for Texans. House Bill 1325 legalized Read more about Hemp: Here’s What You Need to Know
When Is Legal Action Necessary For Your Business?
We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing how to keep your business out of legal trouble, and generally speaking, that should still be your primary goal. But what happens when you need to be the one to incite legal action? Maybe you have a troublesome client who has racked up a large Read more about When Is Legal Action Necessary For Your Business?
The Supreme Court Ruling On Asset Forfeiture
If you’ve been following along at home on big changes in the judicial landscape, you’re probably aware of the February 20th ruling concerning asset forfeiture cases brought by governmental entities. Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court case which started the debate, discussed the excessive fines clause of the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment, and how it may or may Read more about The Supreme Court Ruling On Asset Forfeiture
New Hire Reporting
If you’re an employer in Texas, you’re probably already familiar with the federal requirements for new hire reporting. You’ve given your new hire their I9 and W-2, and now you have to turn around and report all that information somewhere else. It takes time, effort, and paperwork, and sometimes you put off as long Read more about New Hire Reporting
The Status of Marijuana Legislation in Texas
The state laws regarding marijuana possession and use have been a hot topic in both the Texas Senate and House as another Texas Legislative session draws to a close. Multiple bills have been discussed to amend current laws, and debate has ranged from varying degrees of allowable medical marijuana, to reducing the penalties for being Read more about The Status of Marijuana Legislation in Texas
What’s In Your Leave Policy?
As a small business owner with just a few employees, you may not have the world’s clearest leave policy. You may think to yourself, “my workers accrue PTO at a reasonable rate, isn’t that enough?” And for a short time, that might be fine…until something goes wrong. The truth is, it’s not enough to just Read more about What’s In Your Leave Policy?
The Texas Theft Laws You Need To Know
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “theft”? Is it a masked man reaching into your briefcase when you’re not looking and absconding with your iPad? While directly taking someone else’s property is one type of theft, that’s not all that is legally considered theft by any means. While theft Read more about The Texas Theft Laws You Need To Know
How To Protect Yourself When Adding A Partner/Co-Owner To Your Business
Whether you’ve been building your business from the ground up for years, or you’re just getting started, there comes a time in every business owner’s career when they consider adding a partner, or co-owner, to their business. You may want to change the legal structure of your company, supercharge your operation for growth, or just Read more about How To Protect Yourself When Adding A Partner/Co-Owner To Your Business