When attorney Aviva Gordon says she’s committed to helping small- and medium-sized businesses in Southern Nevada, it’s not just a marketing slogan.

Gordon, who opened her boutique law firm in 2015, gained an audience with Gov. Brian Sandoval to advocate for raising the threshold on the commerce tax from $125,000 in gross revenue to $4 million. The commerce tax was a pet project of Sandoval’s. The tax revenue is to be devoted to funding education in Nevada.

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Sometimes, predatory individuals try to take advantage of the legal system to harm business owners.  Whether it is an individual “slipping” and falling after a self-created hazard on your premises or fabricating some other violation of law, business owners can fall prey to sophisticated opportunists. It has been recently reported that an individual has made a career by threatening and filing lawsuits against numerous businesses for technical violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – to date, he has obtained nearly $250,000 in settlements for alleged violations. If you were unaware, the FCRA imposes a number of duties on employers who obtain background checks on applicants. 

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