Louisiana Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: What are my rights ??

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
D. Alex Onstott's answer
Don't panic! Disputes like this one are very common in all businesses, and more oftentimes they are settled without the need for expensive litigation. Typically these types of claims are handled by your insurance, who will provide legal defense and indemnification (payment of your damages) on claims under your policy. Unfortunately, if there was no active policy at the time of the incident, then you may be on your own.

The first thing you need to know when dealing with a dispute is that...

Q: If a phone conversation was recorded without your knowledge, though Legal, can it be made public or are there rules?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
D. Alex Onstott's answer
There is no easy way to answer this question without knowing the content of the conversation and the method by which it was "made public". However, I can say that there are rules. There are rules based on the First Amendment; there are rules based on contract; there are rules that based on statute; and there are rules which may be implicated by circumstances or by the relationship between the parties.

The importance of free exchange of ideas and facts to our democracy is enshrined in...

Q: The vehicle that was leased is in Lake Charles and he doesnt have the money to make it to the dealership or lessor.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Business Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
He would be better off having it towed, rather than having them pick it up because their fee will be huge.

Q: I had to sign an agreement not to discuss my salary with other employees. Was that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
This is not legal. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) states that employees have the right to gather together to discuss the terms and conditions of employment - this includes discussing their wages and salaries. For more information, read my blog post here.

http://stieglerlawfirm.com/2017/03/01/company-forbid-workers-discussing-salaries/

The other lawyer who answered this question does not appear to be American, and his answer is flatly incorrect under American law.

Q: i need to know what this title 23 entails for me to get workers compensation for my home improvement business.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Answered on May 22, 2017
Christie Tournet's answer
The state licensing board wants to see that you are qualified (its test requirement) and have some, limited assets - including the financial starting funds and insurance policies -- to protect not only any workers that you hire (or that are uninsured), but also any third person that might be harmed from your work. The General liability and workers' compensation policies also protect you in the event of such claim/suit. You should call an insurance agent and inquire about starting prices for...

Q: does a night club in louisiana need to be insured

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 29, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Generally speaking, it's a good idea for night clubs (and many other types of businesses) to carry insurance.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I...

Q: In a two partner LLC how much written notice must be given to withdraw one partner from the business?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 28, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
This type of situation can be tricky, especially with no written agreement. Best to talk to a local business lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and...

Q: Am I required by law to have a public bathroom in my cafe? We are less than 1500 sq ft, no food prep- just resale.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 28, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Talk to a business or zoning lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...

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