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Real estate transactions encompass more than the purchase

The buying and selling of land here in Arizona happens nearly every day. These transactions have many moving parts, and failing to complete one of the many tasks required prior to completing the purchase could cause problems in the future. For this reason, it may be a good idea to gain a better understanding of the obstacles you could face as you attempt to purchase a piece of real estate.

It all begins with your purchase and sale agreement. This document outlines the terms under which you will purchase the property, so you will want to make sure you receive the best terms possible. Thereafter, you begin looking at title issues, the need for title insurance and mortgage loan issues.

How to spot unfair competitive practices

For many business owners, their entire livelihood rides on the success of their operation. You are responsible for the ins and outs. A good reputation is a key aspect of your organization, whether it be big or small.

Unfortunately, running a business is not always a smooth process. A person or another business can come into the picture and cause a major disruption. What are your rights as a business owner? How do you know when it's cause for legal action?

Mediation can be a good tool for resolving business disputes

The thought of going to court in order to resolve an issue with a fellow Scottsdale small business may not be appealing. The time, expense and nearly assured destruction of the relationship between the parties makes litigation an unwanted situation for everyone involved. Mediation could provide a way to avoid this eventuality and allow the parties to salvage their working relationship if so desired.

During mediation, a third party facilitates negotiations between the parties. Each side receives the opportunity to present his or her side of the dispute, including how each side sees the issues. The mediator then helps the parties reach a resolution with which both sides are satisfied.

How is "at will" defined by Arizona employment law?

If you no longer want to stay at your job, then you may walk away from your workplace at any time. On the other hand, your employer may also terminate your employment at any time. This is what most people understand to be "at will" employment under Arizona employment law.

It may be bit more complicated than that, however. If you entered into a contract with your employer, you may not be able to just walk away and your employer may not be able to just fire you. If either the contract restricts the circumstances under which you or your employer may terminate your employment or specifies that you will remain employed for a certain amount of time, then you may not have the option of simply leaving.

An update on antipoaching agreements used by franchises

This spring, a group of Attorney Generals from ten states and the District of Colombia alleged that anti-poaching agreements common in fast food industry franchises were violating federal antitrust laws. It is alleged that the use of such agreements violate antitrust rules because it may reduce competition and keep wages low. Two federal district courts in Illinois have allowed class action lawsuits by employees of franchises McDonald’s¹ and Jimmy John’s² to proceed at the end of June and July 2018, respectively, based on these allegations.

Many businesses showing an interest in blockchain

There are many avenues companies may take to try to give themselves a leg up. One is bringing new technologies into their products, services or operations. One technology that appears to be drawing the attention of a lot of businesses these days is blockchain.

Blockchain, which involves transaction ledgers, is what is used in cryptocurrencies. It is thought that this technology could have applications in a wide range of industries.

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