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Jane Easter Bahls

30 Recent Stories

Fair Pay

Think interns mean free labor? Think again.
September 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

What Counts as Copyright Infringement?

Building a website? Don't get caught in a copyright mess.
August 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Use Caution

Prevent liability hassles by eliminating hazards.
July 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Babble On?

Is your English-only policy open for misinterpretation?
June 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Danger Ahead

Entrepreneurs, don't let employees call and drive.
May 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Achtung, Maybe

Does your product need a warning label?
April 1, 2007 in Legal Center

E-Evidence

New rules govern your company's electronic files.
March 1, 2007 in Legal Center

Could You Be Sued for Libel?

Know what you can and can't say on your company's blog.
February 1, 2007 in Legal Center

Outside Job

Prepaid legal plans are a big help to smaller firms.
January 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Creating a No-Spouse Rule

Can you keep spouses from working together?
December 1, 2006 in Employment Law

Absent with Leave

When an employee needs to take a few months off
November 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Zero Tolerance

Even nonemployees must be held accountable to the law.
October 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Toppling Trolls

Patent trolls take a hit in a Supreme Court ruling.
September 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

That's My Lawyer

Is it OK to share a lawyer with a close competitor?
August 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

The Outsiders

How far does your workers' compensation stretch?
July 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Hitting Hard

Piracy laws just got tougher.
June 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

How Good Is Your Employee Handbook

Does your employee handbook give you enough authority?
May 1, 2006 in Legal Center

Do Non-Compete Agreements Work?

Protect yourself against competition from ex-workers.
April 1, 2006 in Legal Center

Behind the Mask

When the corporation doesn't protect its owner
March 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Should You Monitor Employee E-mail?

How closely can you monitor employee e-mail?
February 27, 2006 in Business Management

Protecting Your Company's Secrets

Keep the lid on your confidential information.
February 1, 2006 in Legal Center

Monitoring Your Employees' E-Mail

How closely can you monitor employee e-mail?
January 1, 2006 in Employment Law

What Did I Say?

Be a responsible reference.
December 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Shred Away?

Why you need a document retention plan
November 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Solving Problems With Your Neighbors

Fix a rift with a neighboring business without your lawyer.
October 1, 2005 in Legal Center

What Should Your Personnel Files Contain?

Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
September 1, 2005 in Employment Law

Action Sacked

A new law aims to protect you from class-action suits.
August 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Are You Liable for Your Employees' Bad Actions?

Is a misogynistic manager liable for harassment?
August 1, 2005 in Employment Law

E-Mediate Needs

Caught in an e-commerce clash? Use an e-mediator.
July 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

If It Ain't Broke . . .

Don't even try to fix prices with competitors.
June 1, 2005 in Legal Center