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October 2014 Archives

Contracts in business law: non-disclosure agreements

In a blog post last week, we talked with our readers about non-compete clauses and the legal issues they could create for businesses who try to enforce them in states, such as California, where such covenants are considered void. We brought up the topic because of the national sandwich chain Jimmy John's, which has fallen under scrutiny for its use of such restrictive employment clauses.

Contracts in business law: non-compete agreements

In just about every industry across the nation, employees are required to sign a number of legal documents before they can start their first day of work. From income tax forms to a standard employment contract, these legal documents not only hold an employee responsible for following the law but employers as well.

What the monkey selfie picture teaches us about copyright law

How often do you think about state and federal laws? If you're like most people here in the United States, then you probably think very little about how the law affects you from day to day life.

Judge orders Hershey into mediation with discrimination case

Since the introduction of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans enjoy a lot more protections in the workplace -- more specifically, protection from discrimination based on age, sex, race, skin color and national origin. But even with this federal law in place, some employers and employees still participate in discriminatory behavior that can open companies up to civil lawsuits later on.

Business tortious interference can lead to legal action

Thanks to our nation's antitrust laws, businesses in the United States enjoy a healthy level of competition in their respective industries. This competition gives consumers a choice in the products they purchase or services they use. And for businesses, this competition pushes companies to create new products and services that will distinguish them from their competitors.

When does a business need a skilled lawyer?

Whether you're just starting out or have been in operation for a number of years, there always comes a time when a business or company will need the help of a skilled attorney. As many of our frequent readers know, business law can be incredibly complex. This is especially true when you consider the plethora of state and federal statutes that are applicable to everyday operations.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In 1945, Congress passed a law declaring the first week in October as "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." It was later expanded to include the entire month and the name was changed to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The national campaign is designed to improve awareness about the employment issues facing people with disabilities.

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