Hiring Your First Employee

Dear M & M: I am hiring my first employee. What should I do so I make certain I am doing everything right? – Barbra Dear Barbra: First off congratulations. “Approximately 75 percent of all U.S. business locations are non-employer businesses,” says William Bostic Jr., associate director for economic programs at the U.S. Census Bureau. These…

Leasing Space for your Business

Dear M & M: I am considering leasing space to run my business. Do you have any advice before I sign a lease? – Dan Dear Dan: Commercial leases are not governed by most consumer protection laws, therefore you will see many different formats and customized forms based on the landlords needs. Most commercial leases…

Terminating an Employee

Dear M & M: I have an employee I need to terminate. What should I do so I don’t get my business in trouble from doing the wrong thing? – Billy Dear Billy: Arizona law provides that an employer may terminate an employee at any time. The term is called “at-will employment.” The legal basis for this is that…