Premiere Date: 05/14/2019 1:00pm
The federal tax code is more than 2,500 pages long, and it doesn’t even cover state and local taxes that a business must deal with. Suffice it to say, this webinar will not make you an expert tax attorney. It is, rather, designed to provide you with a tour of the landscape. Topics include: the basic differences, from a tax perspective, between S-corps, C-corps, and limited liability companies (LLCs); basic tax issues when buying/selling a business; the basics of sales and use taxes; the basics of employment taxes; “estimated taxes” (which is an issue for the sole proprietor, partner, S corporation shareholder, and/or a self-employed individual); tax incentives; and the basic tax issues involved in closing a business.
Premiere Date: 03/19/2019 1:00pm
Any business, large or small, needs to have at least a fundamental understanding of employment law. What must an employer do upon making a hire to make sure the worker is a U.S. citizen? When is a worker an independent contractor and when is she an employee? How does an employer make sure it is making proper withholdings? What does an employer do when it receives notice of a wage garnishment? What should an employer do if an employee tries to start a union? What is the best way to avoid a wrongful termination suit? What does an employer need to know about workers’ compensation insurance? What are some of the most common mistakes new employers make? Should an employer use a written employment agreement with its employees? These are some of the questions this webinar explores.
Premiere Date: 02/19/2019 1:00pm
Intellectual property (“IP”) rights are at the center of 21st Century business. Copyrights protect the books we read and the movies we watch. Patent protection is what enables drug companies to spend billions of dollars every year in search of cures to our worst diseases. And without trademarks, we might not have the iconic brands we have come to enjoy and trust across a spectrum of industries. But what is a trademark? You cannot touch it, taste it, or smell it. And what is a copyright, a trade secret, and a patent? When does a business need one? How can a business avoid violating the intellectual property rights of a third party? And how do traditional IP rights related to things like internet domain names? This webinar is designed to teach the basics of intellectual property.
Premiere Date: 01/22/2019 1:00pm
The personal wealth one acquires can be exposed to the claims of creditors for any number of reasons, even when one is doing business through a corporate entity. There are, however, ethical and legal means to protect one’s assets from potential future creditors. Whether addressing your personal needs or those of a client, asset protection is a fundamental part of making certain that one’s financial house is in order. This webinar touches on all these things.