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Unenforceable Contract Clauses for Contractors, Subcontractors, and other Business Litigation Disputes

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Certain clauses in breach of contract matters, particularly in construction agreements, have been found to be per se illegal under North Carolina law. It is important for business owners, general contractors, and individuals ...

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Draws, Loans, Salaries in North Carolina Commission Based Employees

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North Carolina employers often pay sales employees via commission only.  Alternatively, business owners may seek to advance funds to the employee until the employee starts accumulating commissions. Often, employers will ...

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Changes in a Construction Contact Without a Change Order

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Typically, in North Carolina a contractor or subcontractor is obligated to perform under the contract even though performance is more difficult or expensive than anticipated. However, under certain circumstances, a contractor ...

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Wage Disputes Under the Wage and Hour Act

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The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act is an important civil statute for business owners and employees to have some basic understanding of; as the penalties associated with violating it are fierce. Business owners who violate ...

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Does Your Community Civic Group Need to be Registered With the State

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I’ve recently received an inquiry about the ability of an unincorporated association to file suit on behalf of the association. There are, of course, many types of groups which are true organizations that have bank ...

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Attorney Fees in Injury or Property Damage Cases

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It is always frustrating for clients – and frustrating for me as their civil lawyer – when they are informed that in the U.S., parties generally bear the costs of their own attorney fees. Individual small businesses are ...

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First Law Suit for a Business – Small Claims Court Basics

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I get lots of calls from fledgling business owners facing the prospect of their first civil litigation, which often takes place in the District Court Division – Small Claims, or Small Claims Court. Does one need a business ...

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Bankruptcy for Business Owners Facing Creditor Litigation

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I have business clients who are being sued by their creditors on breach of contract matters for money owed. Invariably, they want to know what their best option is. Is it defending the suit? Is it letting them get a judgment? ...

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Don’t Risk Losing Your Corporate Shield

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Most small business owners understand that creating a separate corporate identity for their business is important to ensure that their personal finances are not subject to any creditors of the business. This is done by filing ...

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It’s Not Personal. It’s Business. Or is it…

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It’s not personal. It’s business. Ah… the Godfather, of course you shed some light on tort law in North Carolina. This is actually not a bad way to think about these first two business torts in North Carolina. Parties ...

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