Legal Issues http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/legal-issues The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Legal Issues en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236044 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236044 Bo Yaghmaie What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235888 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235888 Jonathan Segal The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235590 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235590 Nellie Akalp U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235650 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235650 Geoff Weiss Smoke and Mirrors: Why We Aren't Seeing More Digital Zombies Like Michael Jackson The King of Pop's digitized performance at the Billboard Music Awards gave the world a glimpse into a captivating technology that faces serious hurdles, inside and out. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:23:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235142 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235142 Kim Lachance Shandrow 3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235155 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235155 Jaia Thomas Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234816 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234816 Nellie Akalp Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue. Perhaps the most undesirable customer is the one who avoids your invoices, emails and calls. If so, small claims court may be your best bet. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234505 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234505 Jaia Thomas The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234748 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234748 Basha Rubin 3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Licensing Agreements Of course your lawyer has to review your licensing contract but make certain you know what the lawyer may not. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234359 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234359 Pete Canalichio Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods? How to spot potential theft when shopping online. Mon, 26 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234113 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234113 Kelli B. Grant How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process. Thu, 15 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233927 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233927 Darin Klemchuk Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now A New York State Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena requesting Airbnb user records. Wed, 14 May 2014 19:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233904 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233904 Hunter Walker OK, You Can Sue Us: General Mills Scraps Controversial Terms of Service Updates Bowing to customer outrage, the food giant has done an about-face on its terms of service. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:59:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233271 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233271 Nina Zipkin Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233213 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233213 Kim Lachance Shandrow Citing a Celeb in an Ad? The First Amendment May Not Protect You. A recent court ruling finds companies aren't protected from suits by public figures if corporate ads feature them without prior consent. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233137 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233137 Richard Young and Matthew T. Ingersoll Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232822 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232822 Laura Entis Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits? Things don't always go as planned. The more you know ahead of time, the better you can prepare in order to minimize your risk. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232523 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232523 Nellie Akalp Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232540 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232540 Mark J. Kohler Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering Excessive lawyering is the clientÂ’s natural enemy. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer and your expectations are met. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232521 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232521 David G. Ebert and Warren E. Friss