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- Misclassifying Employees Can Be Costly
An employee is entitled to protection under federal and state laws, eligible for overtime pay, reduced taxes, and benefits such as healthcare, Workers’ Compensation, disability insurance, and unemployment benefits.
- How to Register and Protect Your Trademarks
Registration is essential to protecting your good name and reputation.
- Small Business Considerations for Crowdfunding Startups
There are several important legal considerations for small business startups planning to use crowdfunding as a way to raise capital. The JOBS Act has produced a wealth of opportunity for business startups from creative micro-businesses to real estate crowdfunding to equity funding new research and development.
- Five Common Cases Private Investigators Handle
Private investigators serve an important role. They often handle cases that are not taken care of by other professionals but that serve an important function in the justice or corporate system. Some of the common cases that private investigators take include:
- What is Required in a California Non-Disclosure Agreement?
When your business hires a new employee, the last thing you as a business owner want is for your new employee to learn your company’s trade secrets and other confidential information and then leave to work for your competitor.
- Intellectual Property Rights for Small Business
Protecting intellectual property is a critical early step in establishing a new business. The process can be complex, but the ability of a business to establish a brand and grow by steps depends on having exclusive use of intellectual property.
- What is Copyright Infringement?
Copyright infringement can cost a business owner or the creator of a copyrighted work dearly. Not only does the owner or creator of the work now have to contend with attempting to sell or use his or her work in a marketplace that also contains the unauthorized reproduction, but the owner or creator is at a distinct disadvantage in that he or she has invested the time and resources into creating the copyrighted work and needs to recoup these costs whereas the competitor is not in such a position.
- Patent Ownership is Not Based on The Date of Postmark
The Postmark Is Dead. [This] refers to the notion that a person could prove inventorship and a date of invention by documenting the idea and sending the document through the Postal Service with the postmark as proof of the date of invention.
- Intellectual Property Protection for New Product Inventions
New Product Inventions Require the Right Protection. Without the right intellectual property protections, your new product ideas and inventions are just as likely to benefit another business as your own.
- Band Agreements, Band Entities, Band Trademarks and Copyrights
In order to avoid disputes later, a band needs a band agreement which states how the band will divide their profits and which provides how decisions shall be made, how departing band members will be paid and the rights to use the band name after a break up or a band member departs. With the advice of a music lawyer, the right business entity can be chosen, and a music attorney in California can be utilized to obtain copyrights, and trademarks for the band name.