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How to properly deal with political discussions in the workplace

Leaders need these 8 guardrails to deal with workplace political discussions.

For years, we have witnessed a stark partisan divide. Some families have rules: no politics at dinner. For employers, it is neither practical nor desirable to prohibit all conversations in the workplace.  Indeed, to do so is legally dangerous.Political conversations that relate to terms ...

by Jonathan Segal  | April 05, 2016 08:00:00
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What is estafa?

Is estafa equivalent to swindling? How can we avoid it?

Estafa is the legal term used to describe certain forms of swindling. Thus, a person can be considered a swindler for committing a form of estafa. However, a person can also be a swindler by committing other acts that are not necessarily ...

by Peter Imbong  | June 08, 2015 06:00:00
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How legal is crowdfunding in the Philippines?

Don't let the law hold your business back - here are some things you should know before engaging in crowdfunding

For entrepreneurs, encounters with the law are almost always inevitable. From securing business permits to taxation, the law is always there to make sure that all is fair and good. In recent years, crowdfunding saw an increase in popularity among Filipino entrepreneurs ...

by Angelica Louise G. Dantes  | March 25, 2015 06:00:00
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Legal Q & A: Insubordination and termination

See insubordination for what it is and spare your business it\\\'s damaging effects.

Q: I heard that insubordination is enough ground to terminate an employee. What exactly is "insubordination" as contemplated in termination cases that have been pronounced lawful and valid? A: The Labor Code states that willful disobedience to lawful orders--- also called "insubordination"---is one ...

by Atty.Reeza Singzon  | September 18, 2012 09:00:00
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3 things for a foolproof non-disclosure agreement

What should you include in the agreement

Last week, lawyer Reeza Singson discussed the importance of keeping your trade secrets secret from your suppliers and other people that you deal with. She also discussed legal remedies like the inclusion of a non disclosure stipulation in your contracts. To help ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 07, 2011 09:00:00
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6 things you should know about your taxes

You can file lower taxes legally

The consensus among traders seems to be that government collects too much taxes from business enterprises, but with little or minimal development or benefit to business to show for it. As one trader who asked not to be identified told Entrepreneur Philippines, ...

by Rafael Santos  | October 27, 2011 03:00:00
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How to deal with succession issues

Is it immediately turned over to the first-born son?

Who takes over when a business’s leader dies? The succession question in your business depends a great deal on its form, and there are three: the single proprietorship, the partnership, and the corporation. As its name suggests, a single proprietorship is a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 26, 2011 04:00:00
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What the law says about dismissals

It takes more than a valid ground to fire an employee

As an entrepreneur expanding your business and recruiting people, you will eventually be tasked to let go of employees that are not performing well or don\\\'t fit with the culture of the start-up.When dismissing an employee, the law not only requires a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 14, 2011 06:00:00