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Don't Underestimate the Devastating Consequences of HR Mistakes
Human Resources

Don't Underestimate the Devastating Consequences of HR Mistakes

The functional area of human resources is no less complex than accounting. There is a mind-numbing list of things that a competent HR professional needs to know about.
Doug and Polly White
Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'
Seattle

Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'

Single-stall restrooms are now all-gender facilities in Seattle.
Kate Taylor
U.S. Charges Nine People in $30 Million Insider Trading Scheme
Hackers

U.S. Charges Nine People in $30 Million Insider Trading Scheme

The defendants allegedly breached corporate press release distributors to see business news before it was publicly available.
A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business
Starting a Business

A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business

It can be easier than you think if your break it down in small moves forward.
Matthew Toren
Two Men Accused of Using Taco Bell as a Meth Lab
Taco Bell

Two Men Accused of Using Taco Bell as a Meth Lab

Some off-menu items were allegedly being cooked up at this fast-food joint.
Kate Taylor
When Starting a Business, Beware All the Taxes and Regulations
Taxes

When Starting a Business, Beware All the Taxes and Regulations

Check out this primer on all the burdens the government will place on your venture.
Doug and Polly White
'Smoking Gun' Evidence Could Eradicate Copyright Claims for the World's Most Popular Song
Copyrights

'Smoking Gun' Evidence Could Eradicate Copyright Claims for the World's Most Popular Song

'Happy Birthday,' which reportedly generates $2 million per year for the Warner/Chappell Music, was interjected into public domain in the 20s, according to new evidence filed in a two-year-old suit.
Geoff Weiss
What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use
Copyrights

What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use

When your social media presence is an integral part of your livelihood, it's important to know what you can do to protect yourself.
Nina Zipkin
New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees
Minimum Wage

New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees

A state-appointed panel has recommended a significant increase from $8.75 an hour.
Kate Taylor
3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark
Trademarks

3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark

To maximize your protection, follow this quick checklist.
Jaia Thomas
The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco
Managing Employees

The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco

Outsourcing is and will continue to be a vital way for small- and medium-sized companies to grow. But just knowing what to outsource isn't the issue.
Gene Marks
The Lesser Known Strategy to Avoiding Costly Legal Disputes in the Courtroom
Legal

The Lesser Known Strategy to Avoiding Costly Legal Disputes in the Courtroom

With a 'when in doubt – sue' society, this tactic can help avoid expensive legal bills.
Adam Knight
Time Warner Cable Ordered to Pay Texas Woman Nearly $230,000 for 'Egregious' Robocalling
Customer Service

Time Warner Cable Ordered to Pay Texas Woman Nearly $230,000 for 'Egregious' Robocalling

Araceli King will receive $1,500 for each of the 153 robocalls she received from the company over the course of a year.
Geoff Weiss
6 Benefits of Writing Job Descriptions for Your Business
Human Resources

6 Benefits of Writing Job Descriptions for Your Business

Beyond recruiting purposes, you can these analyses to develop and train employees, set compensation and decrease legal liability.
Doug and Polly White