Background checks and skill tests for new hires

Background checks and skill tests for new hires

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I have had my fair share of bad hires over the years; let me tell you. It has cost my law firm well into the six figures in wasted payrolls, management problems, lost opportunities, correction of problems, etc.  I do not spend a lot of time dwelling on it because I do...
How Do I Find The Right Attorney For My Business?

How Do I Find The Right Attorney For My Business?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Hiring a lawyer is a major purchase for most people or businesses. After all, a lawyer costs thousands of dollars and is handling some of your most difficult problems. Learning how to hire the right people in any position is an art form. Hiring the right lawyer for...
Why Are Lawyers So Expensive?

Why Are Lawyers So Expensive?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Lawyers are expensive because we all wear $1000 suits and want you to pay for it. Just kidding. That’s definitely not true. I get most of my suits from Macy’s. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that most small firm lawyers barely make a living after...
Six Things Entrepreneurs Neglect That Will Bite Them In The Butt

Six Things Entrepreneurs Neglect That Will Bite Them In The Butt

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
On any given day you barely have time to use the bathroom. Now I’m going to ask you to think about doing some things that will not directly result in money in your pocket. Why? Because these things will help you make more money (or enjoy the money you do make). Go...
Does It Matter If I Have An Employee Handbook?

Does It Matter If I Have An Employee Handbook?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
It shouldn’t surprise you that an employment lawyer will advise you to have an employee handbook. But it may surprise you is that I would rather you have no handbook than one you write yourself. Why would I say that? Well, a handbook is an important legal...
A Comparison of Buying vs. Leasing a Car

A Comparison of Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I hear a lot that businessowners should lease cars for tax purposes. The tax treatments of leased versus owned cars for businesses and entrepreneurs is, unsurprisingly, confusing. I’m not a tax expert, even though taxes touch everything I do as an entreprenuer....
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