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Joan E. Lisante

22 Recent Stories

Hiring an Independent Contractor

Looking for an alternative to full-time employees? Our Legal Expert shows you the benefits of hiring independent contractors.
July 3, 2003 in Hiring Center

The Risks of Selling Online

Protect yourself with these legal measures.
August 27, 2001 in Legal Center

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
July 23, 2001 in Legal Center

Obtaining Copyright Permission

What you need to know before using someone else's data
June 25, 2001 in Legal Center

Business Visa Basics

Immigration law and how it applies to you and your new business
May 28, 2001 in Employment Law

Worker's Compensation Insurance

Find out whether you need it-and how to get it.
April 20, 2001 in Insurance

How to Hold a Meeting

There's more to it than gathering people around a table.
March 26, 2001 in Legal Center

Filing for Bankruptcy?

You've still got to contend with the IRS.
February 23, 2001 in Legal Center

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.
February 1, 2001 in LLC

Legal Forms: Tools or Traps?

Get the lowdown on legal forms and agreements.
January 1, 2001 in Legal Center

Competing With Your Employer

How wide is a noncompete agreement's grasp?
December 4, 2000 in Legal Center

Know Your Employer Rights

How much does the Americans With Disabilities Act protect?
November 6, 2000 in Employment Law

Firing Problem Employees

Let go of employees tactfully and legally
October 2, 2000 in Employment Law

Land of the Free?

How to make the most out of using an intern
October 1, 2000 in Hiring Center

Paper Trail

Before you launch your business, you'd better know what the State Corporation Commission does and what it means to you.
October 1, 2000 in Legal Basics For Startups

Legal 101

A quick guide to the homebased legal matters that matter most
October 1, 2000 in Magazine

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.
September 4, 2000 in Protecting Your Idea

The Dotted Line

Five questions to ask yourself before you sign that contract
September 1, 2000 in Legal Center

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.
August 7, 2000 in Legal Center

Protect And Preserve

How do you protect yourself from liability if someone gets hurt using your product? Our Legal Expert reviews your insurance options.
June 5, 2000 in Insurance

Legal Aid

Our Legal Expert guides you through the process of finding someone between Attila the Hun and Casper Milquetoast.
April 28, 2000 in Legal Center

Small Claims Can Save You Big Money

Want to avoid spending big bucks on legal matters? Try settling disputes in small-claims court.
April 20, 2000 in Legal Center