Intellectual property (IP) is when organizations or individuals have the legal rights for their inventions or creations. These rights protect the creators’ efforts and encourage innovation by allowing them to control and profit from their creations. This comprehensive discussion will explore the types of intellectual property.(more…)
Every vehicle needs preventative maintenance to keep it in healthy condition and avoid unwanted surprises. But are you doing the same for your business? If you aren’t investing in preventative legal services, you could be setting up your enterprise for added expense, reputation harm, and regulatory problems. Here’s what you need to know to help yourself.(more…)
Employers fire employees for many reasons, including performance and layoffs due to economic downturns. However, follow proper termination procedures when firing an employee to prevent legal issues. Here is what you need to know about terminating an employee’s contract.(more…)
Among the costly setbacks a business can face, product liability is one of the most serious. Besides the lengthy, expensive court proceedings, your business might face long-term reputational damage.
By understanding what product liability is, when the law exempts you from it, and the precautions you can take to protect your business, you can better defend against potential product liability claims.(more…)
Discrimination lawsuits from employees or third parties can damage your brand and waste the time and money you would otherwise use to improve your business. Here are two major things you can do to avoid such lawsuits.(more…)
Employers have the affirmative duty to investigate any complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace. The investigation should happen whether the alleged victim lodges a formal complaint or simply notifies their colleagues. Here is how employers can investigate claims of sexual harassment and help protect their company.(more…)
If you want to protect your trademark, you need to act swiftly and take decisive action. The best way to defend yourself against a trademark infringer is to establish a plan of action that will effectively stop the infringement.(more…)
Starting a new business involves a lot of work, so you might accidentally ignore taking steps to protect your business from litigation. Contracts are some of the legal documents that remove misunderstandings and confusion. When properly drawn, the contract can reduce liability if something goes wrong. Discover common types of contracts that are essential to a small business.(more…)
If you are a business owner in California who has employees, you may have to deal with one or more unemployment claims. Claimants have filed more than 28.4 million claims since March 2020, which have paid out more than 185 billion dollars.
While some of these are valid claims, others are not. These invalid claims cost your company time and money. But how do you figure out which is which, and how do you challenge an invalid claim?(more…)
When most individuals think of a trademark, they think of words, logos, or other symbols used to identify a particular brand. But color is also a critical aspect of brand identity and can be protected under trademark law. Read on to understand how you can own colors and if you can sue other corporations for using certain colors.(more…)