Consider the following before hiring a business consultant

Sep 08, 17 Consider the following before hiring a business consultant

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Hiring a consultant to assist your firm with short-term projects is common in business since more organizations are cutting costs and looking at reducing their human resources. Here are a few things to consider before hiring a business consultant. The knowledge approach – If you have a straightforward job that doesn’t require much involvement from other staff members, hiring a consultant is a good idea. A consultant will help to resolve your problem and be able to solve it within a very short period, provided they are given access to all the information they need. The people approach – Consultants that follow the people approach are becoming more popular as they work with an organization’s staff and provide knowledge and learning that can be used in the future. However, this approach will take more time and therefore be costlier. Know the problem – Understand what the problem is and gather as much information as you can before finding a consultant. Using this approach will help a consultant understand the issues a company is facing and be able to provide a solution within a shorter time. Does the company need a consultant – Lyle Charles suggests that If the problem you have has been attempted by many teams within your firm and you are unable to reach a solution, a consultant’s expertise may be a good way to resolve an issue. However, if your staff have not assessed the problem, it is best to instruct them to look into the issue before you look for a consultant. Other sources of help – Look at speaking to other companies about their experiences on similar issues. Although this can be true for certain issues, some technical problems may require the help of a construction consultant....

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What is premises liability law?

Aug 27, 17 What is premises liability law?

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Premises liability law, holds landlords and tenants responsible when someone enters their property and as a result, is hurt. This law is based on negligence and can be different to personal injury situations. The most common injury is slip and fall cases, which are caused by wet floors, snow and ice, unmarked obstacles, and faulty stairs. Cases also arise due to vicious animals, open swimming pools, broken elevators, and unruly customers or guests. Plaintiffs will have to file a suit against the owners, landlords, business owners, residential tenants, maintenance companies, and or other parties that control the property. The laws for premises liability will characterize the injured based on the reason he/she entered the premises. Plaintiffs who entered without permission are considered “trespassers.” Social guests and others who entered for their purposes are labeled as “licensees.” Finally, those who entered to further the purpose of the landowner such as a business customer are considered “invitees.” The law will award each group different levels of protection from harm. Traditional laws state that the landowners have no legal responsibility to keep trespassers safe. However, if the owner knew that trespassers were present, and failed to warn them about dangers, they could be held liable. Regarding licensees, the landowner has to warn them of dangers that the licensees are unlikely to discover on their own. Invitees (customers) are given the most protection. In this case, the landowners must inspect the premises and make sure it is safe for these...

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Property division in a divorce

Jun 25, 17 Property division in a divorce

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In a divorce, parties may not be able to some to an agreement regarding property division. In this case, a judge will use a state law as a guideline to divide the property and assets of the couple. There are two main types of divisions, and they are separate division and marital property, division. Separate property – This area includes non-marital property that each spouse brings into the marriage and has kept in his or her name. The non-marital property will also include gifts and inheritances that a spouse has kept in his or her name. Marital property – This form of property includes property and earnings that have been acquired during the marriage and includes work income, real estate, furnishings, and personal property, Although the property is titled in one spouse’s name but has been acquired during the marriage and paid for with marital funds, it is categorized as marital property. Therefore, a pension earned during the marriage is considered marital property. In states that follow community property laws, marital property will be divided equally. However, in equitable distribution states, the courts will divide the property on a case by case basis. Factors that would be considered are who will take responsibility for the children, is the spouse employable and are they able to support themselves. It is best to speak to a reputed lawyer that can handle cases that involve property division as divorce laws will vary from state to...

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Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

Jun 15, 17 Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

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Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of www.Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California Dental malpractice is almost the same as medical malpractice, in that you sustain injuries at the hand of your dentist, causing either physical or mental harm. Your dentist took an oath to perform proper dental care. A malpractice lawsuit can involve damage, injury or even negligence. When malpractice does occur, it is important to consult a lawyer as quickly as possible, as you could end up carrying a lifetime of injury without any compensation. There are several types of injuries and trauma that can result in a medical malpractice suit. Here are a few examples of such injuries: Improve use of anesthetic, either too much or too little. Failing to diagnose a disease or recommending a treatment in time. Improper use of dental tools or equipment, including diagnostic tools. Damage to the jaw resulting in a broken or fractured jaw due to a procedure. When you lose a tooth. Some form of dental implant injury due to a dental procedure. The main reason you need to see a lawyer as quickly as possible is to ascertain if you can file a suit. The malpractice lawyer will help you through the process. It is important to get the details correct, and that happens when the incident is still fresh in your mind. When a dentist crosses the line puts your health at risk, you need to ensure that you can prove he or she did so, or you could lose the case....

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How to hire an interim manager?

Written by Lyle Charles Interim managers are hired as business or project leaders to manage a project or an area of a company. Often interim managers are hired through interim short-term management services that offer their clients a selection of experts who have a high level of performance and a strong track record of achieving results. Is an interim manager necessary? – Firstly look within your organization for the skills and expertise you require. You may be surprised to learn that you have already hired an employee who is perfect for the role. Think about your ideal candidate – Look at the qualities, skills, and experience that you are looking for in an ideal candidate and create a job description using these details. Use a reputable interim provider – A reputable interim provider will provide you with a list of candidates who will possess the right management skills for your company. Don’t delay recruitment decisions – Good quality interim managers are rare and hired quickly, therefore if you have a need for one, it is best to start the recruitment process quickly. Cultural fit – The candidate you select should be able to hit the ground running and therefore should grasp what is required of them within five working days. However, the right fit will greatly depend on the interim manager’s work ethics, communication skills, and overall attitude compared to your company’s work culture. Construction projects often require the services of an interim manager as an interim manager can help the project run smoothly and offer an outside perspective. Most construction projects benefit from hiring construction claims consultants as interim managers, because of their skills and experience on handling and mitigation construction claims. ______________________________________________________________ Lyle Charles is a construction consultants for commercial construction projects across the United...

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Categories of traffic tickets

Traffic rules will vary from state to state as traffic laws are created by the state and local laws. However, the majority of traffic tickets can be broken down into the following areas: City ordinance violation – These violations are usually enforced by photo enforcement systems. City ordinance violations will not show on your driving records, but an unpaid will be forwarded to a credit reporting agency. Civil infraction – These tickets involve a court hearing. If you want to avoid the hearing, you can pay the fine or correspond regarding the issue by mail. Such tickets will be issued when speeding, driving past a stop sign or for other minor traffic offenses. These violations will be added to your driving history record and may include points added to your driving report. Traffic misdemeanor – These are serious traffic violations and if found guilty, can include jail time, community service, large fines and suspension of your license. Those guilty of such crimes will have this information added to their criminal record, and this information can be viewed by insurance companies, potential employers, and others. These violations include reckless driving, excessive speeding or DUI. Consequences of traffic tickets – The consequences of a driving ticket will depend on the type of ticket and the number of other tickets in your history. Points on your driving record – Most states use a point system, which adds points to your license when driving violations occur. Too many points on your driving license may cause you to lose your driving...

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