Legal http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/legal The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Legal en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT When Interviewing, Avoid Legal Landmines and Find Out What You Want to Know Certain questions during interviews with prospective employees can land you in trouble. Here's what you should be doing. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235597 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235597 Doug and Polly White Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer' The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236045 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236045 Kate Taylor Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul? The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235916 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235916 Geoff Weiss Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235895 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235895 Kate Taylor New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235798 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235798 Kate Taylor FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges One of the world's largest couriers has been accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235764 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235764 Geoff Weiss French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235734 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235734 Geoff Weiss 3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk For startups, patent trolls can be a major headache. Make sure you remain abreast of patent risk to avoid litigation with trolls. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235689 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235689 John A. Amster 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 Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235589 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235589 Nina Zipkin Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235507 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235507 Kate Taylor Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:13:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235450 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235450 Geoff Weiss U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment ‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235342 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235342 Geoff Weiss Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing, says she was repeatedly called a whore by top Tinder execs, and that her status as a co-founder was revoked because she was female. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:11:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235311 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235311 Geoff Weiss Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:13:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235283 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235283 Geoff Weiss Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235164 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235164 Geoff Weiss 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 Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.' Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234811 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234811 Nina Zipkin FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234737 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234737 Kate Taylor Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued? Our expert discusses nuances of copyright and trademark law. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/234705 http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/234705 Nina Kaufman