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In the latest lawsuit that attempts to define the line between independent entrepreneur and employee, the court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors.
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5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year
If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada
It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.
Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
New Delaware Law Determines Where Your Digital Assets Live After You Die
The law grants executors precisely the same access to digital information as they would possess for comparable physical documents.
The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters
Some advice for franchisees on how to decide whether a trip to your franchise's home turf makes sense.
California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights
New California legislation makes it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements and easier for franchisees to sell their locations.
These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks
When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks.
Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats
The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit.
John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing
The former fugitive and computer antivirus software tycoon warned that, by letting the Googles of the world intrude on our privacy, we are giving up our freedom as human beings.
Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document
Break the FDD down into bite-sized pieces to avoid feeling freaked out and make a well-reasoned decision about becoming a franchisee.
Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot
A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion.
Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle
The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state.
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.
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