Testifying before Congress, Court or a Deposition | Tips To Consider When Giving Your Testimony

Testifying before Congress, Court or a Deposition Testifying before Congress, in Court or in a deposition is something many people do not celebrate. I read some recent articles about Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Valeant,  and his recent testimony before Congress. Regardless of the issues surrounding Valeant and its corporate leadership, giving your testimony requires planning and preparation. It has been …

Hiring for Culture of the Company | What You Need to Know Before Your Next Hire

Tips on Hiring For Culture Protection There is no secret about the importance of hiring for company culture.  Every business has a culture.  Culture is generally defined as the customs, beliefs and values of a particular group of people.  Some cultures are developed by accident while others are developed with intention.  Typically, we all like to be in an environment …

Independent Contractors: Cutting Costs, Empowering Workers

Many business owners today are looking for ways to decrease the cost of their workforce. The rising cost of payroll taxes, retirement plans and other benefits, along with the advent of Obamacare, have potential employers looking for ways to minimize overhead while still being able to attract and retain talented workers. One increasingly popular option is to hire independent contractors …

Am I Liable For Giving Job References?

Am I Liable For Giving Job References? By James R. VannAttorney at Law   As an employer, you have probably been asked to give a job reference for a former or current employee. If that employee had a record of unsatisfactory job performance, it is likely you agonized over the information you provided. You may have been afraid to give …