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Summer celebrations could bring DUIs

The season for celebrations has arrived! Everything from graduation, prom, weddings and a variety of festivals will fill many summer calendars. Unfortunately, along with these celebrations comes the possibility of DUIs and drunk driving accidents. With a bit of planning ahead, you can safely enjoy the festivities and avoid ending the evening...

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Clarifying the concept of wrongful termination

No employer likes having to release an employee. Sometimes, however, it’s just unavoidable. Someone’s professional performance may have fallen short of company standards. If that is true, or if they committed wrongdoing on the job, then you, as a business manager or owner, have no choice.  Sometimes, the situation is different or less clear-cut....

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3 terms you need to check before signing a commercial lease

There are numerous benefits to leasing commercial property instead of purchasing it outright for your business. Taking on a commercial real estate loan could overextend your company in its earliest stages and reduce your chances of growing it into something successful. A lease will give you access to facilities in the best neighborhood given your...

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You don’t have to break the limit to get a DUI

One of the most commonly misunderstood parts of DUI law is that people assume you have to break the legal limit to be charged. They know that this legal limit is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%. They view breath tests as a way to prove whether or not they are over that limit, assuming that they will never be arrested if they're not....

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Which business formation is the best business formation for you?

Everyone who starts a business has different goals in mind. As a business owner, you know your business best, and you may want to know what kind of business formation is the right one to help you save the most money on taxes and to protect you against personal liability if something goes wrong. There are a few common business formations that...

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Driving safety technology that may reduce motor vehicle accidents

Residents of Missouri and other regions have grown tired of fearing a motor vehicle accident each time they leave home. It seems as if the rate of crashes keeps increasing despite the widespread use of safety awareness campaigns. Lawmakers and safety experts agree that human error is the top cause of motor vehicle accidents. Can the latest auto...

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