Business Law Blog

Scaling Up Smartly: Navigating Employment Law for Growth-Stage Businesses

Posted by Amanda Butler Schley | Jan 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

This post serves as a comprehensive guide for growth-stage businesses on the essentials of employment law. It covers key aspects including hiring practices, wage and hour laws, workplace safety, employee benefits, and accommodations. The article emphasizes the importance of legal compliance for sustainable business growth, highlighting how understanding employment law is not just a legal necessity but also a strategic business imperative. It offers practical advice on creating a legally sound and ethically strong workforce, ensuring that as businesses expand, they do so with a foundation of legal excellence and a commitment to employee well-being.

Continue Reading

Don’t Get Slammed Underpaying “Independent Contractors”

Posted by Megan Kelley | Jan 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

The article discusses the new rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act, effective March 2024, for determining if a worker is an independent contractor. It introduces the "economic realities test," which assesses factors like profit or loss opportunities, investments, work permanence, control degree, work's integral nature to the business, and the worker's skill. The article emphasizes the importance of correctly classifying workers to avoid legal issues and maintain work quality, particularly in industries like construction. It advises seeking professional guidance to navigate these regulations.

Continue Reading

Who We Are

Business Law Group is a boutique business services law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our focus is on understanding the legal pitfalls of your business and industry, as well as the secrets to maximizing your legal leverage at every opportunity and in every negotiation. We work selectively with clients that aren't ready for the overhead expense of an in-house general counsel, but understand the advantages of having a trusted legal advisor on their team. Amanda Butler has been ranked as a Louisiana SuperLawyer, New Orleans Top Lawyer, Best Lawyers, and in Leaders of Law.