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Guide to Online Legal Forms
BY Kayla Harrison

Considering an online legal form service? Our buying guide explains what to look for and how to choose the best online legal form service for your needs.

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A Guide to Small Business Overtime Laws
BY Adam Uzialko

Find out who qualifies, how much they must be paid and what it will cost you if you don't.

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My brother and I each own 50% of a company. How do I remove him?
QUESTION | BY Tanya Parsons | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/18/18

He barely ever comes to work and performs none of his job responsibilities. He does not own any other properties, he is just a 50% shareholder of the company and I own the other 50%. Can I get rid of...

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Your Company Carpool Incentive Could Be Exposing You to Legal Liability
BY Paul Cannon

Employers with a carpool incentive could be liable for employee negligence on the road.

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What should be included in a LOI for a partnership agreement?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/07/18

We are considering a partnership agreement. What should be included in our LOI? We don't want to miss any marketing touch points, or put any constraints on the partnership.

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Why Does Power Abuse Persist?
BY Petrina Coventry

It's important to understand the psychology of abusers and their supporters.

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If I have a 50/50 partner in my LLC and they have a specific job title that they are not performing, can that person be fired?
QUESTION | BY Robert Greenawalt | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/03/18

I currently have a business partner that is supposed to be running the front of house and she is barely there. When she is, it is generally chaos and drinks and does nothing. I understand that she...

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Do you need to hire a lawyer for the initial setup of a business?
QUESTION | BY Nancy Ramos | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/26/18

A client wants help with the initial setup of her business and submitting paperwork for her tax id and DBA on her behalf. Is this something I can do? I am a freelance administrative assistant, not a...

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The Fatal Four: Avoiding Construction Injuries
BY Jill Bowers

Learn the OSHA standards for preventing injuries and fatalities on construction sites.

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What is a Shareholder Agreement?
BY Sammi Caramela

With a shareholders' agreement, your corporation can avoid legal issues and challenges.

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The Four Questions to Ask for a Successful M&A
BY Rob Reid

Successful M&A happens when buyers and sellers research compatibility in meaningful ways.

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How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
BY Sammi Caramela

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to start.

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Understanding Religion in the Workplace
BY Justin O. Walker

Learn about the accommodations your business needs to make.

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Making Sense of Trademarks: What, When, Why and How
BY Andrei Mincov

Should you trademark your intellectual property?

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Business and Divorce: How to Prevent Personal Issues from Undermining Productivity
BY Clayton Miller

Help others stay focused, productive and positive during periods of personal difficulties.

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Why Offering Paid Leave Is Good for Your Business
BY Adam Uzialko

It's more of an investment than a simple expense.

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How CEO Scott Fischer Turned Dippin' Dots Fortune Around
BY Chad Brooks

It's no simple thing to turn around a company facing financial ruin.

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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Here are five factors in figuring out how much workers' comp insurance you need.

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace: What Your Business Needs to Know
BY Justin O. Walker

Learn about ageism and the steps your business can take to prevent it.

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A Guide to Foreign Business Entities and Their U.S. Tax Classification
BY Joshua Ashman Ephraim Moss

Learn more about the U.S tax classification of foreign business entities.

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Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like and How to Stop It
BY Justin O. Walker

Learn what workplace bullying is and how you can create frameworks to prevent it.

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Should Your Business Use Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts?
BY Justin O. Walker

Let's explore the pros and cons of arbitration clauses for your business.

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3 Marks of a Bad Legal Blog Post – and 8 Marks of a Good One
BY Qamar Zaman

It's better for a law firm not to blog at all than to have a bad blog. Here are some tips.

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Corporate Wellness Programs: Health Benefits With Some Legal Risks
BY Justin O. Walker

Learn the risks associated with creating a corporate wellness program at your business.

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I'm looking to partner with an app development company to create a prototype. How should I protect myself?
QUESTION | BY Andre Tehrani | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/17
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Do I owe money if I leave my start up? I own 20% of the company but only contributed 5% of capital.
QUESTION | BY Priam Stratos | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/17/16

My partners and I started a company earlier this year, there are a total of 4 equity partners. We're all Canadians and the company is based in Ontario, Canada if that affects anything. The company...

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Do I need to buy out my partner upon dissolution of a LLC?
QUESTION | BY Michael Muller | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/30/16

I started an LLC 5 years ago in Pennsylvania. I brought a partner on board and his share is 49%. We never had a formal Partnership agreement. He never took a salary and just paid expenses. We never...

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International Business Law 101: 5 International Business and Trade Law “Gotchas”
BY John Morabito

Doing business internationally? Here are five things international business lawyers want you to know before doing business abroad.

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Covering Your Bases: Key Legal Considerations for Startups
BY Fred Cohen

Launching a new business can be both fun and exciting, but be sure to consider these legal issues that are often overlooked.

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Do I need to have a DBA and can I register it in two states?
QUESTION | BY Pamela Lozoff | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/18/16

I have a small yoga business offering workshops, trainings, and 1-on-1/small group sessions. I'm getting ready to move from California to Michigan and have not yet registered the D.B.A to be a sole...