Basic Business Entities

There are four basic legal statuses for business operations. First is self-employment, second is Partnership, Limited Liability Corporation, and finally Corporation status.

Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

Exempt Employees

The Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 sets the standards as it relates to Exempt and Non-Exempt employees and their associated compensation and work standards.  The Labor Standards Act is located in Chapter 20 Section 201 of the Federal Code.  This Act is applicable to those small business operations with more than $500,000 of annual revenues and who participate in interstate commerce.

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Types of Business Entities – Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation & Limited Liability Company

When an entrepreneur starts a new business operation, one of the first questions (s)he deals with is the form of business existence. There are a multitude of entities that the law allows. This article describes the four main types and the decision making model that an entrepreneur should follow in determining the best for the business.

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