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Q: What are my rights ??

I provided a cleaning service in a persons property, They are now claiming an hour after I left the property that I must have broke an electronic but in no way could I have damaged it? what are each of our rights? I am a new business owner vs a 30 yr business owner dealing with these types of... Read more »

D. Alex Onstott
D. Alex Onstott
answered on Aug 29, 2018

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... Read more »

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Q: If a phone conversation was recorded without your knowledge, though Legal, can it be made public or are there rules?
D. Alex Onstott
D. Alex Onstott
answered on Aug 29, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Business Law for Louisiana on
Q: The vehicle that was leased is in Lake Charles and he doesnt have the money to make it to the dealership or lessor.

Is it acceptable and legal to park the vehicle and call the lessor for them to pick the vehicle up?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jul 22, 2018

He would be better off having it towed, rather than having them pick it up because their fee will be huge.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: I had to sign an agreement not to discuss my salary with other employees. Was that legal?
Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
answered on Oct 6, 2017

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.... Read more »

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

I'm starting a home improvement LLC. To register with the state licensing board for contractors I need proof of at least $100,000 in liability insurance and workers compensation insurance in accordance with title 23 of LA revised statutes of 1950. I need to know what that entails for when I... Read more »

Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
answered on May 22, 2017

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... Read more »

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Q: does a night club in louisiana need to be insured
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Aug 29, 2015

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

There is no operating agreement in place.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Aug 28, 2015

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...
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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.

My partner and I are opening Louisiana State's first cat cafe. We will be a full service coffee bar, but no food preparation- just resale. We will also house, in a separate area, rescue cats that people can pay for time to interact with or adopt if they so choose. I'm trying to understand... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Aug 28, 2015

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...
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