Kohls is a retailer seen here in Georgia and in states all across the country. It is home to 1,100 assistant managers who take on heavy roles in their buildings, between handling managerial duties and handling work normally assigned to hourly employees. This they do without overtime pay. The lack of extra pay has lead a few assistance managers to pursue legal claims against the company. Sadly, business litigation over pay is not uncommon.
Being a small business owner in Georgia or elsewhere comes with its challenges. When leasing or purchasing a commercial space for company use, one would expect it to be up to code and ready for customers. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and if one is not careful, business litigation claims may arise over alleged ADA violations.
Going into business can be a good thing. Going into the business with a partner to share the load can be a great thing. The only problem with sharing a company with a partner is that, sometimes, partners do not always agree on things. This week's column will address three common disputes that plague company partners -- whether their businesses are located in Georgia or elsewhere -- and discuss if business litigation is the right way to resolve these problems.
Whether a company is big or small, no business is immune to lawsuits. They happen, even if the owner thinks he or she has done everything right and has taken all the steps to avoid them. When they do, a business litigation attorney can help company owners in Georgia work through them.
Commercial construction is big business in Georgia. Unfortunately, it is not without its issues. When things are not going well at a construction site, and when the property owner is failing to live up to his or her end of the deal, legal steps may need to be taken to deal with the matter. This is where a business litigation attorney may be able to help.
Whether you've been in business for a while or are just getting started, at some point you may find yourself facing a legal matter that simply cannot be ignored. Some such matters may require that you go to court to get resolution, but others may not have to be taken to that extreme. So, business litigation or mediation -- which would be better for your Georgia-based business?
Georgia business owners get to pick and choose who they want working for them. That's the job of being the boss, right? In the hiring process, and after the fact, company owners have to be careful about abiding by discrimination laws, however. If accusations of discrimination come about, business litigation may be in one's near future.
Have you found yourself in a dispute with your business partner or employees? Are you worried about how it is all going to play out and how it will affect your company's bottom line in the long run? When it comes to internal company problems, you and other Georgia business owners may find business litigation or other dispute resolution methods necessary to resolve the situation.
The well-known retailer, L.L. Bean, is facing backlash over its decision to end its lifetime warranty offering. One angry consumer has even filed a lawsuit against the company and is seeking class action status. Business litigation of this level could really hurt a company's bottom line. Business owners in Georgia may be curious to see how this particular matter gets resolved if they too are thinking about changing company policies.
Many company owners in Georgia have websites. It is the way the world is going and it is just good for business -- generally. How one's website is set up really does matter. It needs to be easy to navigate, have a good flow and give a good impression; after all, it may be the only thing a consumer sees before deciding whether to utilize one's services. Preparing the perfect website really is a tall order and can be quite stressful, but getting it right matters as it is possible for consumers to file business litigation claims if it is not.