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Managing the Risk of Your Business’ Expansion

business people group on meeting and presentation in bright modern office with construction engineer architect and worker looking building model and blueprint planbleprint plans If you are looking to purchase property to expand your business, you might be able to substantially benefit from the Brownfields Program, which was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1995. Here’s some information on how you might be able to use this program to your advantage. What Is a Brownfield? A brownfield is a... Read more

How to File an Employment Discrimination Claim

If you believe your employer has discriminated against you unlawfully, it will be very important to take action as soon as possible. You can either file yourself, or you can have a representative such as an attorney file on your behalf. Here is some information on what you can expect during the process. Filing the Claim You must file your complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC within six months from the date that the discriminatory incident took place. Typically, the sooner you file your c... Read more

Protecting Your Home From Flood Damage

For people who live in Louisiana, severe storms are an unfortunate fact of life. And these storms often bring inundating rains that lead to flooding. There are some things you can do, however, to try and lower the chances you’ll have to deal with soaked furniture and carpeting, ruined appliances and walls, and even worse damage. Staying Above Water Louisiana and the federal government have strict regulations when it comes to how high a home needs to be located above ground to withstand ... Read more

Why Most Insurance Claims Are Denied

Insurance policy Many people who purchase an insurance policy simply assume their carrier will honor the policy in full should something happen. After all, a policy is a contract between you and the insurer, and it should be complied with entirely. But there are times where a claim will be denied — some of the reasons are legitimate, while others are questionable at best. These are just a few of the more common reasons why denials take place. Misrepresentation on the Part of the Insured No matter wha... Read more

Writing Stronger Contracts to Protect Your Business

A strong business contract is a must to make sure you and your company are completely protected from potential legal action. Here are just a few tips to help ensure your peace of mind when it comes to the contracts you create. Don’t Make Simple Mistakes It might seem obvious, but a surprisingly large number of business contracts contain simple errors such as having the wrong name of the company. Even a seemingly minor error can be used against you in court, eliminating any liability protections you may have otherwise had. This is one of... Read more