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Reasons why a business attorney can help your small business

Owning a small business is the goal of millions of people across the country. There are so many different small businesses out there these days, some with one employee and others with a handful of employees. Whatever industry your small business is in, it should work hand-in-hand with a business attorney. Here are the reasons why this is a smart partnership.

A business attorney can help your business run smoothly and even avoid possible litigation from former employees. For example, maybe a former employee has decided to file a lawsuit based on wrongful termination. Another area of litigation occurs when applicants are not hired and they file discrimination suits. Or, maybe an employee is suing due to a hostile work environment. These are all issues a business attorney can handle for you, reducing your stress and allowing you to focus on running the business on a daily basis.

What are some fall driving dangers?

The fall season is in full swing in Morristown, New Jersey. That means an increase in fallen leaves, fog, sun glare, deer and plenty of other hazards that can cause tragic car accidents throughout the entire state. So, what are some fall driving dangers you should be aware of this season?

One of the biggest dangers of fall driving is the increase in deer activity. It's mating season for deer through the month of December, which means there will likely be an increase in accidents involving deer. Be sure to scan the side of the road for grazing deer each time you drive this fall season.

Is climate change causing more car accidents?

Every day Americans are faced with stories about the growing concern over climate change. Almost as ubiquitous are the rising concerns about dangerous drivers on the road. Could the two be related? A new study published in Injury Prevention suggests there is at least a correlation between climate change and car accidents.

Feeling the heat

NASA studies indicate that human activity is a factor in climate change, some of which can be attributed to vehicle emissions. According to the IP study, traffic fatalities rose in 2015, reversing a 35-year trend of year-over-year decreases in deaths. What caused the spike? 

Registering a business in New Jersey

Are you planning on starting a business in the state of New Jersey? If so, you will want to take a long look at the requirements set forth by the Department of the Treasury. All businesses that operate as a legal entity in New Jersey (corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership) must file formation documents with the state.

The aforementioned requirement applies to all businesses that operate in New Jersey, even if they are headquartered out of the state. The business is required to file a formation authorization certificate with the state. It is an easy process -- one that can be completed on the internet. All businesses that operate for a profit, as well as out of state nonprofits, must pay a $125 filing fee. All in-state nonprofits must pay a $75 filing fee.

How to drive near trucks in a safe manner

The next time you hit the road in Morristown, don't let it be the last time. The roads of New Jersey are crowded and dangerous. It's a good idea to leave your house early each morning to give yourself plenty of time to get to work so you don't have to rush. Here are some tips for safely driving near large trucks.

When you are merging onto a roadway in front of a truck, do not cut it too close to the truck. Give yourself plenty of room and speed up past the truck. The slower you go and the closer you are puts your life in danger. The truck could wind up clipping your vehicle, sending it off the road, into oncoming traffic, or into the lane next to your lane.

Young drivers still texting despite thinking it should be illegal

In 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,477 people were killed and another 391,000 were injured in traffic crashes that involved distracted driving. Teens were the age group reported as most likely to have been distracted at the time of the fatal accidents.

Yet according to a new study by Progressive Insurance, over 60 percent of people between 18 and 34 feel confident in their ability to drive safely while texting. That's compared to just a third of drivers overall.

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