The Law and Small Businesses

The Mansfield Rotary Club heard from Attorney Jon Guice from the Law Firm of  Hammons, Seals, Atkins & Guice from Monroe, La. who represent the DeSoto Parish School Board.  Mr. Guice said that he has visited many small towns in the State and always is impressed by the small town values that still exist there.  He complimented the club for opening with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The DeSoto Regional Hospital’s Cafeteria catered the lunch and there was still some of Teri Soule’s Guinness Stew to offer from the DKG conference. 

Mr. Guice discussed some important aspects of law that concern small business owners.  The importance of good record keeping to fight wrongful termination or discrimination lawsuits and different ways to structure Non-competition Agreements to more reflect the specific situation and individuals involved.  He suggested engaging a good insurance agent to make sure the business has adequate coverage on Workman’s Comp, General Liability, & etc.  Finally, he advised protecting your business from the emerging threat of Cyber Attacks which affect even the largest of companies.  Jon had the rapt attention of this entire large group of businessmen and women.

The next Rotary meeting is 3/29/23 at the Genealogical Library in the Mansfield Female College for lunch. 


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