About 250 years ago, most Americans worked as farmers or as skilled craftsmen in their homes. By the 1800s, the workforce started shifting from homes to factories and moved from the countryside to cities. In the 1980s, the trend reversed when employers began experimenting with telecommuting. The work from home trend was helped by the development of the personal computer, the Internet, and flexible policies adopted by enlightened employers.
About 10 percent of Americans worked from home before the Coronavirus situation forced office workers to stay home. Many lawyers will continue their office exodus after the Coronavirus is contained. The Pandemic removed taboos associated with remote workers and mobile technologies improved their productivity. Following are some things to consider when deciding whether to permanently work remotely.
60 years ago, Pete Seeger created a folk-rock classic by adapting verses from Ecclesiastes into the song Turn, Turn, Turn. The song holds a message of change, hope, and acceptance. It reminds listeners that there are a time and purpose for everything. The evolving Coronavirus situation evokes the song’s theme because there was a time to close offices and now a time for reopening them.
Several large firms recently announced plans to reopen their offices due to increasing vaccinations and decreasing infection rates. A widespread return to offices probably will not occur until September 2021 when enough people have been vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Meantime, the following are things to consider when selecting a date for reopening your office.
A Corporate Kit is a customized organizational binder and a convenient, proven way to maintain your company’s corporate records.
When you form your corporation or LLC (Limited Liability Company), it is critical to objectify the management of the business. This includes an orderly organization of key documents. These documents including minutes of the activities of the company, bylaws, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, share certificates,s and stubs, and transfers.
Well-maintained records are not only a matter of professionalism and convenience but of personal peace of mind. On occasion, courts pierce the company’s “corporate veil” in an attempt to hold the owners personally liable for the debts of the company. Good records can demonstrate the independence of the business from the personal affairs of the owners, an important defense against such claims.
What is New York’s publication requirement? The LLC publication requirement states that a newly formed LLC must publish in two local newspapers for six consecutive weeks. The county clerk must assign the newspapers in the county in which the LLC maintains its office. Affidavits of publication, issued by the newspapers upon completion of the publication period, must then be filed with the NYS Department of State within one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date the LLC was initially filed. Once this has been completed, the publication requirement has been satisfied, and the LLC complies with the statute.