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Explaining the Clean Water Act

Many people have heard of the Clean Water Act, but not many know exactly what it is or how it governs clean water. Understanding this law is particularly important for people who have oil or gas rights to a property. The current law, enacted in 1972, is an important one for the environment throughout the United States, not just in Louisiana. It regulates how pollutants are released into the waters of the country.

Business formation options in Louisiana

If you are planning on starting a business in Louisiana, there are plenty of options available for you when it comes to the formation process. It's best that you research all of your options and how they would benefit or hurt your potential business before coming to a decision. This is a legal process that will also affect your taxes, so be sure you choose properly.

Which type of business formation is right for you?

If you are thinking about starting a business in Louisiana, you might be unsure of what kind of business formation is right for you. For example, if you are starting a bookkeeping business and planning to work from home, a sole proprietorship could be the best option. However, if you and a friend are planning to open a coffee shop in Lafayette, you might want to explore other options like a partnership, limited liability company or corporate structure.

Explaining the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

If you have signed a contract for employment, have read employment law or have read employment posters hung in the workplace, you have likely come across the word ERISA. You might be wondering what ERISA stands for and why it is so important. ERISA is short for the Employment Retirement Income Security Act, which was passed in 1974. Let's take a deeper look at ERISA in today's post.

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