There are a few standard types of business arrangements for commercial companies and nonprofits. Each of these have unique issues and guidelines for conducting their daily operations. The main types of business structures are: A sole proprietorship A partnership A limited liability company A corporation There are financial, tax, operational, and practical issues that govern…

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Motorized vehicles are extremely important in the United States; we rely on them as transportation to work, to school, to church, to the grocery store, and more. Nevertheless, not everyone can afford or chooses to purchase a brand new vehicle.  As a result, some people turn to buying a used car, truck, or SUV. Buying…

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Passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs are the principal mode of transportation in Tennessee and throughout the United States. People generally own or lease the vehicles they drive.  They purchase or lease their vehicles as either brand new or used.  Buying or leasing a passenger vehicle is a major expense for most people.  Thus, before buying…

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The law requires that employers and public institutions treat men and women equally in jobs and other opportunities.  The law promotes the idea that that the workplace advancements and other opportunities of any individual – male or female – ought to be based on a person’s merit and accomplishment, not based on a person’s sex…

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The law can be confusing.  If you are suing another person or business, being sued, or facing administrative suspension of a license to work in your job or if you have been charged with a crime, talk to a lawyer.  For instance, in a civil case or a license revocation proceeding, if you miss court-imposed…

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Individuals with disabilities are humans, make valuable contributions to society, and deserve to be afforded the same respect, common decency, and opportunities as the respect, common decency, and opportunities given to individuals without disabilities.  Federal and state laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004,…

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Not all commercial or business-to-business transactions go smoothly. When a transaction involves goods or products, as opposed to services, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) applies and controls the transaction. The UCC specifies the rules that govern disputes for business and commercial transactions involving goods.  Almost every state has adopted a version of the UCC.  Although…

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Certain federal and state laws give rights and protections to individuals with disabilities.  School children with disabilities most often rely upon the federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004, but state statutes also give rights and protections to individuals with disabilities.  The IDEA defines the meaning of the term “disability,” as…

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After a civil lawsuit is filed, the plaintiff and the defendant may require the other side and other witnesses to testify under oath, outside the courtroom, about the dispute or matter, or to testify in a deposition.  Though no judge is present, the answers are recorded and the party or witness testifying takes an oath…

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