Showing posts from August, 2015

Legal Considerations for Managing Employees

Starting your own business is exciting and rewarding. After what might have been years of constantly conforming to someone else's schedule, someone else's values, and someone else's vision, you can finally create your own company culture and help it grow.

As a business owner, there will be a lot of different elements demanding your time, attention, and energy. They will all be important, but perhaps the most critical (and potentially challenging) component will be your employees. There are a lot of different factors that should be considered, both legal and interpersonal, when managing your employees. There are far too many different elements to explore in one single blog post, but the team at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. is here to help make you aware of some of the potential legal implications of managing employees.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
This one may seem like common sense by this time, but you might be surprised …

5 Reasons To Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal charges can turn your life upside down. If you are found guilty, you can suffer numerous consequences, including fines, imprisonment, and effect on your permanent record. If you are facing criminal charges, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a world of difference. Consider these reason why you should hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent your case.

1. Your Attorney Understands The Law
It's no secret that the legal field is complex. Every law has exceptions, and every circumstance has different specific requirements. You need a criminal defense attorney that has experience dealing with these minute details and can help you use them to build a solid case.

2. Your Attorney Knows The Scene
The Missouri Courts are like a world of their own. Each court has its own set of rules, social norms, and strict guidelines governing what behavior is and is not acceptable. If this is your first court case, you can not possibly know all of these unspoken rules. Your…

Semester Survival Tips For Law School

Can you believe it? We're approaching the end of summer and school begins in just a few weeks for many students around the U.S. As any past or present legal student can attest to, semesters at law school present a very unique set of challenges. If you are just starting law school for the first time (or if you are trying to recover from a prior semester that was perhaps not as successful as you would have hoped), the team at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to help you out!

How To Set Your Semester Up For Success

Unlike most courses at undergraduate universities, courses at law schools often build up to one final exam at the end of the semester. That means that your grade for the entire semester rides on a single exam - one single day! With so much riding on that one exam, it's critical that you begin preparing for the final exam on the very first day of class.
Study Tips
Of course, studying is the most important thing you can do to prepar…

Midwest Wine & Brew Festival

The Midwest Wine & Brew Festival returns to the Lake of the Ozarks this Saturday! Hosted by the Lake Area Chamber, this event is a great way to support local wineries and breweries while enjoying live music and the chance to catch up with friends and family. Your friends at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to provide you with all the details.

Midwest Wine & Brew Festival - The Details
Bring your friends and family out for an afternoon of live music, wine and beer tastings, and - of course - fun. Here is a quick snapshot of the event details: Saturday, August 8th, 20152:00 - 5:00 PMCountry Club Hotel & Spa (301 Carol Road, Lake Ozark, MO 65049)Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door** Participants must be 21 or older to enter **The ticket price includes a complimentary souvenir wine or beer tasting glass and live entertainment provided by local musician Shawn C
Midwest Wine & Brew Festival - The Wines
Whether you are an esta…