Protect Your Business or Medical Practice From Internal Fraud

Fraud Internal

Business and medical practice owners and managers must be aware of internal fraud and embezzlement that often capitalizes on recurring year-end cycles in revenue, spending and inventory and a lack of regular oversight. I covered some of the external fraud scheme you face at year-end in another discussion including a detailed look at invoice fraud.  While I provided […]

Dating Website Faces $20 Million Lawsuit Over Employee Injury for Typing

A key area of asset protection planning for our 1000’s of business owner clients is the danger of employee lawsuits. Ashley Madison dot com was recently sued over a repetitive motion injury allegedly incurred by an employee that makes up the fake profiles on the site. She was then photographed rising jet-skis and engaging in […]

CAN YOU BE SUED FOR NOT HIRING A CRIMINAL? YES – Asset Protection and HR

Attorney Mike King, Gammage & Burnham

DISCRIMINATING AGAINST CRIMINALS IN YOUR WORKFORCE     QUESTION:       CAN  THE  EQUAL  EMPLOYMENT  OPPORTUNITY  COMMISSION  (“EEOC”)  CHARGE  MY  COMPANY  FOR  DISCRIMINATION  IF  WE  FOLLOW  STATE  LAWS  PROHIBITING  US  FROM  HIRING  PEOPLE  WITH  CRIMINAL  RECORDS? ANSWER:          THE  EEOC  SAYS  THAT  COMPLYING  WITH  STATE  OR LOCAL  LAWS  DOES NOT  SHIELD  AN EMPLOYER  FROM LIABILITY  FOR  DISCRIMINATION  CAUSED  […]

Seven Legal Survival Tips for the Office Holiday Party – Asset Protection

HOLIDAY PARTY LIABILITY

Employee liability is a major issue that we are always trying to be proactive about. Most employment liability centers around a lack of clear rules and procedures and perhaps most importantly, a set of well enforced behavioral expectations that they support. Below are some simple tips and issues to consider when planning your business holiday party.

Asset Protection for Your Medical Practice or Business , Learning To Fire the Right Way

MEDICAL PRACTICE MGMT

By Ike Devji, J.D. Imagine that after two decades in business with 100 plus employees and not a single EEOC or employment complaint your business is facing a class action lawsuit by disgruntled former employees discharged for cause. Imagine that these employees call every other employee they can reach and try to get them to […]

How to Motivate and Retain Employees During Uncertain Economic Times

Michael LaVance

By Deanna Hagan and Michael LaVance The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that employers added only 18,000 new jobs in June, the fewest in nine months and far below the 100,000 predicted by analysts. The unemployment rate remained just over 9 percent, with more than 14 million people unemployed.  This disappointing news may point […]

Employers Beware: The Department of Labor is Out to Get You

Employers often think they understand wage and hour laws, but the fine print is more complicated than they realize and can lead to serious legal and financial exposures.  When the new Secretary of Labor announced that “There’s a new sheriff in town,” she wasn’t kidding.  As Emloyment Law Attorney Rachel Weiss explains, employers would be wise to […]