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Could your business defend itself against a lawsuit brought by an employee? Even with inclusive and positive company cultures, fair pay, and an equal opportunity employment policy, your company could still be at risk. Multiple lawsuits can arise in the workplace, although most are avoidable by using human resource strategies and employee management procedures.   The Top Five Most Common Workplace Lawsuits   […]

Commercial disputes are challenging for any type of Colorado business. The good news is that many can be avoided by understanding potential conflicts, having a well-written contract, and having legal counsel to help provide advice when conflicts emerge.   Common Commercial Disputes  At Hackstaff, Snow, Atkinson & Griess, LLC, our attorneys represent clients in many different common commercial disputes, such as:  Breach […]

Businesses across many sectors are turning to gig workers more and more to help fill in gaps in their workforce and meet other goals. In many ways, this is an ideal arrangement for both employers and gig workers. There are numerous cost-saving benefits for employers as they do not pay for federal or state payroll taxes, workers’ […]

This month of September, we will be addressing various issues related to operational issues for businesses.  This post will give an overview of the primary sources of risk an average business is subject to as it relates to third parties. Taking a page from one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, there are too equal […]

Hackstaff & Snow Goes Over the Edge for Cancer Research Funding

  At Hackstaff, Snow, Atkinson & Griess, LLC, community involvement and charity endeavors are crucial to our mission. We not only want to serve each of our clients in the best ways possible, but we also strive to serve those outside our client base whenever we can. We are excited to announce that our next […]

Working remotely, the gig economy, and contract work is increasing exponentially. Companies from many different business sectors are all filling in labor gaps with gig or contract workers. Many of them perform their contracted duties remotely. While this is convenient for both the company and the contractor, it opens the door to many business risks.  One of the most […]

Foundations The first thing to realize about intellectual property law is that it is mostly a fabrication.  It is a bundle of legal rights regarding intangible property.  Intangible property is property that derives value from what is represented rather than an intrinsic physical nature.  See “property” at Dictionary.com.  In addition to this, intellectual property relates […]

Estate Tax Simplified: Preparing Your Will with Clarity

When preparing your will, it is crucial to have a basic understanding of many different and essential topics. One of them is the estate tax. For many people planning their estates, taxes are a significant factor in the structures and provisions they include when drafting their will and other documents. If your estate is not planned in a way that will decrease the […]

3 Top Estate Planning Practices that Reduce or Mitigate Estate Tax

You have probably heard the old adage that nothing is certain in life except for death and taxes. Unfortunately, death also creates a tax liability on your estate. Understanding estate tax, how it is calculated, and strategies that can help you reduce your tax payments is imperative. By using these strategies, you can pass on more of your wealth to your […]

Contracts perform at least two functions: Notice and Communication:  Contracts are a form of communication in which the parties state their intentions and expectations while also providing each other with notice regarding what they care about and how they are wiling to work together. Accountability:  Contracts not only provide the parties with information, they also […]