If you are just starting your own business or looking to upgrade to a larger space, odds are you will be provided with a commercial lease prepared either by the landlord or the landlord's attorney. Technically, the terms of a lease are negotiable, but that negotiating ability depends on whether your local rental market is hot or not. If there is a surplus of commercial space is available, you can probably negotiate lease concessions. If your neighborhood's rental market is mostly occupied or you are looking for a unique space, you'll have significantly less leverage... Read More »

Stephen M. Hansen recently resolved an important wage and hour class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of Registered Nurses working for MultiCare Health Systems. The RN's were required to work through rest and lunch breaks and perform other off-the-clock work without pay... Read More »