Navigating Massachusetts Small Business Law: How a Lawyer Can Safeguard Your Business
Massachusetts Small Business Law
Are you a busy small business owner, too preoccupied with the daily grind to contemplate the legal safeguards your enterprise needs? Even if you do have the time, the sheer complexity of business law might leave you bewildered about where to begin. At slnlaw, we understand these challenges and are here to provide you with the guidance you need. Here are some key areas where our business clients frequently seek our assistance.
Starting Your Business Right
When launching a business, it's never too early to protect yourself from potential risks. Operating as a sole proprietorship, without a formal business entity, can expose your personal assets to your business's liabilities. We can help you establish the proper structure that shields your family's assets from your business-related risks.
Effective Contract Solutions
Without well-crafted contracts, your business may find itself embroiled in litigation if issues arise. This includes contracts with vendors, clients, and customers, as well as agreements with other businesses and potential employment contracts. We specialize in drafting clear, comprehensive contracts that safeguard your interests, ensuring you're protected when the unexpected occurs.
Navigating Independent Contractor Laws
Many entrepreneurs opt to use independent contractors instead of hiring W-2 employees when launching their businesses. While this can offer cost-saving advantages and a sense of flexibility, Massachusetts law imposes strict limits on who can be classified as a contractor. The consequences of misclassification can be financially significant. We're here to guide you through the complexities of contractor classification, helping you avoid costly missteps.
Ensuring Employment Policy Compliance
In Massachusetts, employment laws protecting workers are constantly evolving. Mistakes or omissions regarding these laws can lead to expensive employee lawsuits. Stay ahead of these changes and potential pitfalls by seeking legal advice in advance. We provide expert guidance to help you navigate these intricate laws and minimize the risk of litigation.
Effective Employee Discipline and Termination Strategies
Terminating an employee requires careful consideration and a solid strategy. While Massachusetts follows an "at-will" employment model, the state's discrimination and retaliation laws extend protection to more individuals than you might realize. We offer a roadmap for the termination process that not only helps you avoid common legal mistakes but also manages any associated risks effectively.
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How Our Business Attorneys Can Help
At slnlaw, we specialize in Massachusetts small business law, offering comprehensive guidance to protect your business. From legal entity formation to employment policies and contract drafting, we help you navigate the complexities of business law, so you can focus on growing your enterprise with confidence. You can click the button below to schedule a free information call, or call us at (781) 784-2322.