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How to Apply for a Copyright Online
By Julianna Lopez | June 28, 2022

Looking for a copyright to protect your intellectual property? Applying for a copyright online is easy.

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Electronic Signatures and the Law: What You Need to Know
By Chad Brooks | June 28, 2022

What are the laws and best practices surrounding e-signature software? Are they legally the same as physically signed documents?

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How Buy-Sell Agreements Work
By Max Freedman | June 28, 2022

A buy-sell agreement is a contract between business partners about how shares would be reapportioned if one partner were to leave. Learn more here.

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10 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Business
By Sean Peek | June 22, 2022

Attorneys can provide your business with valuable insight and guidance. Learn more about the benefits of hiring a company attorney.

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Risky Business: Protecting Yourself Against Product Liability Claims
By Kimberlee Leonard | April 29, 2022

Find out why product liability claims matter in business and how to protect your company with insurance and other mitigation measures.

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Apple vs. Apple: 6 Trademark Cases and What You Should Learn From Them 
By Sean Peek | April 21, 2022

You could be committing trademark infringement without knowing it. Learn from these six trademark cases.

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Protect Your Genius: 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes That Can Doom Your Startup
By Robert Klinck | March 30, 2022

Intellectual property is key to the success of startups. Here are five IP mistakes startups make and how to avoid them.

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Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Julie Thompson | February 16, 2022

Employers keep paycheck records to comply with federal and state laws, complete tax returns, and use in audits. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Handle a Business Lawsuit
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 16, 2022

Business owners are vulnerable to lawsuits. Learn common lawsuit types, as well as how to handle a lawsuit, deal with insurance, and protect your company.

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5 Steps to Remove a Shareholder
By Stella Morrison | February 15, 2022

Although removing a majority shareholder can be difficult, it is possible. Here are the steps to make the process a smooth one.

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What Is OSHA Compliance?
By Max Freedman | February 15, 2022

This guide explains OSHA and the regulations it sets for workplace safety and employee health. Learn how your small business can comply with OSHA.

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Business Accommodations for Customers/Clients with Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, or Other Disabilities
By Chad Brooks | June 23, 2021

An outline of ways and legalities of complying with ADA standards.

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How Do HIPAA Laws Impact Employers (and HIPAA Compliance Checklist)?
By Adam Uzialko | December 18, 2020

This guide includes everything employers need to know about HIPAA requirements, as well as a HIPAA compliance checklist.

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The 5 Most Popular Types of 501(c)
By Deborah Sweeney | November 17, 2020

If you plan on forming a nonprofit, it's important to know about the five most common types of 501(c) groups.

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17 Legal Tools to Make Running Your Small Business Easier
By Scott Gerber | July 10, 2020

Here are 17 legal tools that will help you run your business.

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Why You Should Develop a Relationship With a Business Lawyer
By Doron Hafner | July 10, 2020

Here are the reasons why a business lawyer is crucial to the launch of a successful business.