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3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers
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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.
Jaia Thomas
Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown
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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.
Nellie Akalp
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Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.
Legal Issues

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.
Jaia Thomas
The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies
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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.
Basha Rubin
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3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Licensing Agreements
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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.
Pete Canalichio
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Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?
Retail Businesses

Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?

How to spot potential theft when shopping online.
Kelli B. Grant
How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs
Intellectual Property

How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
Darin Klemchuk
Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now
Airbnb

Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now

A New York State Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena requesting Airbnb user records.
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Understand This Before Joining the Family Business

Our expert suggests getting a formal operating agreement hammered out before investing time or money in the venture.
David Koji
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OK, You Can Sue Us: General Mills Scraps Controversial Terms of Service Updates
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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.
Nina Zipkin
Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company
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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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Citing a Celeb in an Ad? The First Amendment May Not Protect You.
First Amendment

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.
Richard Young and Matthew T. Ingersoll
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
Paula Deen

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.
Laura Entis
Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?
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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.
Nellie Akalp
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