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Steven C. Bahls
Beware of ambiguous language in your contracts, and you'll avoid the headache of court battles.
June 1, 2003
Contracts and Negotiations
Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you'd better think twice before destroying those business documents.
May 1, 2003
What will a new whistle-blower clause mean to you and the way you do business?
April 1, 2003
Surprise! You may be involved in a franchise relationship and not even know it.
March 1, 2003
Protecting Your Trademark Overseas
If you want a global empire, you'll have to tackle international trademark protection.
February 1, 2003
Asking for a Fight
You have to get tough with transgressors if you want to protect your intellectual property.
January 1, 2003
Shred of Evidence
Learn a lesson from Arthur Andersen: Destroying documents makes you look bad.
December 1, 2002
Under the Radar?
You may be big enough to have to play by some rules, but too small for others. How do you know just what's applicable?
November 1, 2002
Congress takes a vote on reforming class-action litigation procedures.
October 1, 2002
Shut Up Already!
No matter what the charges are, taking out an ad to defend yourself isn't a good idea--at least until the Supreme Court has its say.
September 1, 2002
If it's from the toxins, call a doctor. If it's from inheriting someone else's mess, help is coming.
August 1, 2002
A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.
July 1, 2002
Disciplining and Firing
Law of the Land
Government interest in your property could bring business to a screeching halt. Know how to work the system for the best deal.
June 1, 2002
The forecast is bad if your company fails to caution the public about a possible danger.
May 1, 2002
How to protect yourself against "big fakers"?
May 1, 2002
John@ v. Jane@
Is the best mediation for online arguments online?
April 1, 2002
You have to accommodate employees' "sincerely held" beliefs, religious or not.
March 1, 2002
Service With a Smile
Respecting the rights of employees serving in the uniformed services is more than a patriotic duty: It's a legal obligation.
February 1, 2002
Are state and federal laws taking the telephone out of your sales arsenal?
January 1, 2002
Steal a Look?
Think you can learn about good Web design by stealing ideas from other people's sites? Copyright law would have to disagree.
December 1, 2001
Off the Records
When it comes to what's in your employees' medical records, keep your questions to yourself. The less you know, the better.
November 1, 2001
What Goes Around . . .
Making promises to employees and then giving them the boot? They'll be back--carrying lawsuits that could damage your company.
October 1, 2001
Who's Gonna Protect You?
The courts have given the EPA the power to protect the environment. Now if they could just stop it from running all over you.
September 1, 2001
Drawing up employment contracts can help retain key employees and protect your trade secrets-but beware of the drawbacks.
August 1, 2001
The successful movement to stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule shows how you can help shape the federal regulatory process-and maybe avoid a pain in the neck.
July 1, 2001
It's a Crime
The law is giving more jail time for business decisions that harm employees and customers.
June 1, 2001
Avoid retail racism in your efforts to nab shoplifters and serve customers.
May 1, 2001
As if it weren't bad enough to have someone "go postal" at your workplace, you can be held liable for the injury and death.
April 1, 2001
A co-employer can relieve you of a load of paperwork-but watch out for these legal traps.
March 1, 2001
Compensation and Benefits
Crime And A Half
Learn what the Fair Labor Standards Act says about wages and overtime-and avoid breaking the law.
February 1, 2001
How Young Entrepreneurs Can Rein in Their 'Toxic' Emotions
Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO
6 Ways Google Glass Can Supercharge Your Workflow
The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh
Downtown Diary: Inside Zappos and the $350 Million Urban Experiment in Las Vegas
9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Google+ Gets a Major Makeover
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