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Steven C. Bahls

30 Recent Stories

Statute Of Liberty

What to do with your debilitatingly fatigued, your pregnant, your deathly ill yearning to be free from work for 12 weeks
January 1, 2001 in Employment Law

.And Arbitrated Justice For All

So long court: The scales have tipped in favor of alternative dispute resolution.
December 1, 2000 in Legal Center

Stuck In The Middle

You're jammed between a court and a hard place. Get free with third-party mediation.
November 1, 2000 in Legal Center

We, The Jury

In a landmark age-discrimination ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court defers to the judgment of the jury.
October 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

RA-A-A-ID!

Creepy competitors raiding your work force? The law can be the perfect bug spray.
September 1, 2000 in Legal Center

Speaking Freely

Are you breaking First Amendment law when you fire that loudmouthed employee?
August 1, 2000 in Employment Law

Dead Man's Curve

Cell phones can turn any road into a Jan & Dean song.
July 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Don't Tell It To The Judge

It's good to fire bad employees. It's not so good to yap about how bad they were at unemployment hearings.
June 1, 2000 in Employment Law

Fighting Fakes

Courts Are Providing Increased Protection For Those Who Create Products And Packaging.
May 31, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

In A Fix

You can fix your car. You can fix your cat. But you can't fix your prices.
May 1, 2000 in Legal Center

Playing Fair

You promote fairly at your company-but you'll have to prove it when the EEOC comes calling.
April 1, 2000 in Employment Law

Poisoned Property

Find out what toxic waste is lurking on your land before you buy--and avoid footing the bill to clean it up later.
March 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Risky Ad-Ventures

Whether on paper or over the Internet, make sure your ads are on the level.
February 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Dot.Lawyers

Forget legalese. Now they speak HTML.
January 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Global Defense

One Net side effect: worldwide legal worries
December 1, 1999 in Legal Center

That's It--I Quit!

It may sound like nonsense, but former employees can sue you for unlawful termination even if you didn't fire them.
November 1, 1999 in Employment Law

War Of The Web

Drawing up a contract with your Web site developer? Fight for your rights before the battle breaks out.
October 1, 1999 in Legal Center

What's The Meaning?

Show a hearing-impaired applicant to the door and you could be slapped with a lawsuit, right? According to the Supreme Court, the answer lies in the definition of disability.
September 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Time For Change?

Runaway lawsuits provoke lawmakers to push for reform. Here's how their proposals will affect you.
August 1, 1999 in Employment Law

You Got The Look

And if anyone tries to steal it, you can take 'em to court.
July 1, 1999 in Protecting Your Idea

Taking The Fall

From owners to officers, sweeping lawsuits are bringing down entire companies. Exactly who's liable? Courts are divided.
June 1, 1999 in Employment Law

Damage Control

When it comes to protecting customers, you'd better cover all your bases.
August 1, 1998 in Legal Center

Labor Pains

Employees focus groups may seem like a good idea, but they could land you in court.
December 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Internal Affairs

Do unpaid interns sound like a good source of free labor? Think again!
November 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Getting Personal

Protect your company against unnecessary lawsuits by monitoring employee e-mail.
October 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Off The Clock

Need an attorney? New fee structures offer alternatives to the billable hour.
September 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Making Peace

Alternative dispute resolution could help your business avoid costly lawsuits.
August 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Hands-Off Policy

What you don't know about sexual harassment can hurt you.
July 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Point Of Reference

Providing references for former employees could put your business at risk.
June 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Who's Counting?

How you count your employees could save you from a lawsuit.
May 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine