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Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors
The popular ride-hailing apps failed to persuade separate U.S. judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.
Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks
Before you add 'amateur attorney' to your job description, it's important to take a step back and consider if a DIY legal approach is really best for your business.
Autumn Gentry and Keith Dennen
Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases
The lawsuit seeks to force the social-media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.
Four Hewlett-Packard Patents Ruled Invalid in Lawsuit
A federal judge in California has deemed the tech company's patents as too abstract.
Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges
Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
10 Questions to Ask When Firing an Employee
From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Subsidies: What You Need to Know
The top court will start hearing arguments in the King v. Burwell case Wednesday, and the cost of insurance could be at stake.
Ericsson Sues Apple for Telecom Patent Infringement
The Swedish mobile telecom gear maker is suing over patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards.
Despite What Mark Cuban Says, Net Neutrality Will Not Create 'Uncertainty'
The FCC now has oversight of the Internet. But there is one thing it can never change.
Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm
A Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway.
What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?
NBC's Brian Williams and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald were caught in misstatements, awakening a discussion about workplace ethics.
Heather R. Huhman
Using FOIA Requests for a Competitive Edge
The government has a wealth of information that could help your business. You just have to ask.
Unions, Charity Accuse McDonald's of Avoiding $1.1 Billion in Tax
In Europe, the fast-food giant is accused of routing revenues through a Luxembourg unit.
Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement
A federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
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