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Just Zip It

A confidentiality agreement can give you the upper hand.
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How Check 21 Will Impact Your Business

3 ways the banking act will affect entrepreneurs
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Illicit Affairs?

If you do business overseas, be certain your "administrative fees" aren't really illegal bribes.
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In Hot Water?

Take a closer look at your marketing materials, or you may get burned.
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Under Pressure

If an employee feels forced to quit, it could be trouble. Here's how to avoid a "constructive discharge" lawsuit.
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It'll Cost Ya

Know how your lawyer tallies up your legal tab.
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House Rules

Before you let your people work at home, find out what you're liable for--and cover your bases.
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Rock the Vote?

When you're trying to help get a candidate elected, noncompliance with campaign rules can cost your business a lot more than just a fat donation check.
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Watch Your Back

You'd better be careful--your company's e-mail messages could come back to haunt you in court.
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The Jig Is Up

Be sure you're not hoodwinking your customers--or you might risk a nasty run-in with the FTC.
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Keep 'Em Coming

A deal that goes smoothly just might lead to future opportunities. Here's how to pave the way.
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Search Party

If you need to find a good attorney, forget the Yellow Pages and hop online.
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Neither Fish Nor Fowl

Test the regulatory waters early if your product doesn't fit into a recognizable category.
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Against Your Will

Drowning in debt? If so, you should know about a legal maneuver creditors can use to force bankruptcy.
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Avoiding Holiday Lawsuits

How to protect your company so the partying doesn't get out of hand
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This Means War

Put up your best fight to protect your network, or you could be held liable for damages to customers.
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Equal Time?

Under a new ruling, you may have to let unions use your e-mail system to promote their platform.
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Protecting Your Ideas When Selling Online

The difference between copyrights, trademarks and patents and what they mean to your product or service
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Better Safe . . .

Does your product need a warning label? Don't get burned--consider all the potential dangers.
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Letting a New Partner "Earn" Their Way In

How to set up an earn-in agreement to the benefit of both you and your co-owner
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Word Games

Beware of ambiguous language in your contracts, and you'll avoid the headache of court battles.
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Criminal Records

Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you'd better think twice before destroying those business documents.
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It's All Talk

You don't have to tear your hair out every time you read a contract that's chock-full of legalese.
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Witness Protection

What will a new whistle-blower clause mean to you and the way you do business?
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When Your Business Crosses State Lines

The legal and tax implications of doing business in more than one state
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Closing Down Your Business Permanently

If you're shuttering your business for good, there's more to it than drawing the blinds.
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