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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Protecting Your Trade Secrets - Seven Strategies to Implement Now

Protection of your trade secrets is essential for the success of your business. It is imperative that you take steps to protect your trade secrets now and in the future. The first step is meeting with our South Carolina business attorney to discuss strategies and develop a comprehensive Trade Secret Protection Plan.


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Friday, August 3, 2018

Five Things You Should Know About Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification

When a disabled veteran opens a small business, he or she can apply for a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certification to conduct business with the VA. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S.


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Seven Things You Should Know About the New South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act

The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act was signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster on May 17, 2018. Although existing federal and state laws prohibit employers from discriminating based on pregnancy, these laws do not necessarily protect employees by requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related issues. The new law seeks to expand the protections by requiring employers to make certain accommodations. The law is in effect now.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Should Your Business Accept Bitcoin?

In 2009 when Bitcoin was first invented and introduced, very few people knew about it or understood it. However, Bitcoin has increased in popularity over the past few years with more and more companies agreeing to accept the digital currency as one of their forms of payment. However, should your business begin accepting Bitcoin for payment of services or goods? Our South Carolina business and commercial lawyers can help you determine the best choice for your business.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

7 Things to Watch Out for in SC Commercial Loans

You may need a commercial loan to provide funds for operating costs for your company, a construction project, or capital expenditures. Commercial loans include real estate loans and business loans secured by personal property. If you are a lender or a borrower in a commercial loan transaction, you need experienced South Carolina banking lawyers working for you to protect your interests.


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Understanding Breach of Duty Claims and Defenses

There are many reasons why a person or company may file a breach of duty claim. A breach of duty can occur for a variety of reasons related to several different areas of law, including personal injury claims, medical malpractice, probate law, and business law. The breach occurs when a company or a person owes a duty of care to another company or person and fails to adhere to the standard of reasonable care in a specific situation. When a company or person breaches a duty of care, that person may be held liable for negligence.

Filing a breach of duty claim or defending a breach of duty claim can be very difficult.


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Eight Business Compliance Issues Your Company May Face

Operating a successful business can be extremely satisfying. However, it can be overwhelming, especially when you consider the federal, state, and local laws and regulations that your business must comply with each day. The federal fines, lawsuits, criminal penalties, and other damages that can result when a company experiences compliance issues can be costly. Our


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Does Your Company Need to Comply With GDPR?

If you assume that you do not need to comply with a regulation passed by the European Union (EU), you are wrong. Companies in the United States, including South Carolina, may be required to comply with the data privacy measures of the GDPR or face substantial fines. If you are unsure whether you need to comply with the GDPR or if you have questions about the regulation, call our South Carolina business compliance lawyer for more information.


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Five Steps to Creating a Safe Environment to Report Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment should not be tolerated in any work environment. An employer who does not take the proper steps to protect employees from sexual harassment could be held liable in a civil lawsuit. To ensure that you are taking steps to protect yourself and your employees, you need to create a safe environment for your employees to report harassment incidents.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mediation or Arbitration - Choosing the Best ADR for Resolving Your Company’s Disputes

In some cases, it might be necessary to go to trial to resolve a legal dispute. However, taking a matter to trial can be expensive and time-consuming.  In addition, the results are uncertain, especially when you consider that a jury could be swayed by emotional testimony instead of facts and legal statutes.


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

How to Avoid Business Insurance Mistakes


Business owners have many important decisions to make regarding their business, such as the location, inventory purchases, labor, and advertising. However, one decision is often glossed over and not given the consideration needed to avoid costly mistakes — decisions about business insurance. Our South Carolina business formation and planning lawyers work closely with business owners to help them avoid insurance mistakes that could be detrimental to their business interests.
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