Joan E. Lisante

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Hiring an Independent Contractor

Looking for an alternative to full-time employees? Our Legal Expert shows you the benefits of hiring independent contractors.
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The Risks of Selling Online

Protect yourself with these legal measures.
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Equipment Leases: When Can You Get Out of Them?

What you need to know about contract law and how it applies to your leased office equipment
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Obtaining Copyright Permission

What you need to know before using someone else's data
Employment Law

Business Visa Basics

Immigration law and how it applies to you and your new business

Worker's Compensation Insurance

Find out whether you need it-and how to get it.
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How to Hold a Meeting

There's more to it than gathering people around a table.
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Filing for Bankruptcy?

You've still got to contend with the IRS.

To LLC Or Not To LLC?

If this is the question you're trying to answer, our Legal Expert can help you decide if this business form is right for you.
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Legal Forms: Tools or Traps?

Get the lowdown on legal forms and agreements.
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Competing With Your Employer

How wide is a noncompete agreement's grasp?
Employment Law

Know Your Employer Rights

How much does the Americans With Disabilities Act protect?
Employment Law

Firing Problem Employees

Let go of employees tactfully and legally
Hiring Center

Land of the Free?

How to make the most out of using an intern
Legal Basics For Startups

Paper Trail

Before you launch your business, you'd better know what the State Corporation Commission does and what it means to you.

Legal 101

A quick guide to the homebased legal matters that matter most
Protecting Your Idea

Copyright Basics: How to Create Your Work and Keep It, Too

Is another business taking credit for your work? Our Legal Expert shows you how to prevent this from happening to you again.
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The Dotted Line

Five questions to ask yourself before you sign that contract
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Protect Yourself With A Disclaimer

Think there's a chance you could be sued by your clients? Our Legal Expert shows you how to avoid a legal crisis.

Protect And Preserve

How do you protect yourself from liability if someone gets hurt using your product? Our Legal Expert reviews your insurance options.
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Legal Aid

Our Legal Expert guides you through the process of finding someone between Attila the Hun and Casper Milquetoast.
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Small Claims Can Save You Big Money

Want to avoid spending big bucks on legal matters? Try settling disputes in small-claims court.

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