Do You Have To Pay Your Employee’s Cell Phone Bill?

Do You Have To Pay Your Employee’s Cell Phone Bill?

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 recently opened up a new mobile phone account for my business. The wireless company gave me the ability to buy an insane number of phone lines (like 50) without a deposit, for very little per month. I’m thinking about whether I should provide cell phones to my...
Grandfathering Under the ADA Is Not A Thing

Grandfathering Under the ADA Is Not A Thing

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
For all of you businesses in cool brick lofts, I’ve got some bad news for you. Grandfathering under the ADA is not a thing. Everyone thinks it is, though. It’s a persistent rumor leading to poor decisions. I hear the grandfathering rumor all the time. All....
Am I Liable If My Employee Gets Into A Car Accident Driving Home From Work?

Am I Liable If My Employee Gets Into A Car Accident Driving Home From Work?

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 recently had a very annoying experience. I was sued. I own a business, so I might as well have a target on my back that says, “SUE ME.” It is seriously ridiculous. The lawyer part of me says, “why does anyone own a business?” The entrepreneur...
Can I Use A Public Domain Picture Of A Celebrity On My Website?

Can I Use A Public Domain Picture Of A Celebrity On My Website?

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
A lot of people on the internet are starting to become familiar with copyright laws. They know, for example, that you are not supposed to save and use a picture from someone else’s website. Sure, theft of images online is pretty rampant. But honest business...
I’ve Filed an LLC. I’m Personally Protected from Lawsuits, Right?

I’ve Filed an LLC. I’m Personally Protected from Lawsuits, Right?

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
How useful is a condom that is never taken out of its box and wrapper? If you were the kind of person with enough forethought to buy a condom, you would probably want it to protect you from several things. But it would not be very useful to go through the trouble of...
Can I Incorporate In Nevada To Avoid California Taxes?

Can I Incorporate In Nevada To Avoid California Taxes?

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
Taxes take a big bite out of profits for small business owners. True story: I pay five times my salary in taxes every year as the business owner. For every dollar I take home to feed my family, I have to earn five just for taxes. Too bad those tax dollars don’t...
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