Originally from NJSpotlight.com by Marcus Rayner “Sick-leave and equal-pay proposals aren’t inherently bad, but they can make it difficult if not expensive for fair-minded businesses to operate. One of the core tenets of the U.S. legal system is that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Defendants are not required to lift a finger…

Website Terms and Conditions When operating a website it is important to include a set of terms and conditions that customers will be able to access to understand your business policies. There is no pre-determined formula for creating a set of website terms and conditions. However, there are several main categories to think about when…

Website Agreements: Browse-wrap vs. Clickwrap Agreements Websites today are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in the way they engage and interact with customers. The monetization of the Internet has led to many advances in how people buy goods, do business online, and enter licensing agreements regarding the use of software. However, the rapid evolution of the…

Don’t Make an Unenforceable Contract or You Could Get Burned Normally when parties form a contract they are expected to honor their respective promises to one another. The essence of a contract is that once negotiations have ceased, the sides will each perform their promises to each other. However, there are certain circumstances that will…

Online Contracts and e-Signatures Since the advent of the Internet, companies have been looking for ways to monetize the revolutionary connective power the new technology provides. In the earliest days, one obstacle was a lack of uniformity that made contracts made online as legally enforceable as paper contracts. This all changed with the federal legislation…

What is an “Ordinary and Necessary” Business Expense? One of the most important advantages of owning your own business is the ability to deduct legitimate business expenses from the gross income generated by your business. Effectively deducting your valid business expenses can provide you with a lower taxable income for your business, as well as…

Be Careful: Is Your New Jersey Business Agreement an Enforceable Contract? Most people think they understand contracts. They envision a 25-page document filled with legalese and spaces to initial and sign on every page. Terms are agreed to and everything is settled. Yet, it is rarely that simple. Contracts are the lifeblood of the business…

Know your Coverage Under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy Business owners today are bombarded with all kinds of advertisements, phone calls, and sales pitches asking them to purchase insurance for their businesses. It can be overwhelming to figure out what is needed. Many eventually chose a Commercial General Liability insurance policy (“CGL”), because they are…

Protecting the Limited Liability Status of Your LLC Since the introduction of the Limited Liability Company (LLC), many small businesses have chosen this form of business entity because of the advantages it offers. LLCs provide the limited liability protection of corporations with the pass through taxation of partnerships and sole proprietorships. Pass through taxation simply…