Business Law

Learn the basics on how to make sure your business meets all legal requirements. Get guidance on contracts, business licenses, and more.

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: What Employers Need to Know

There's more than one test to determine if an independent contractor is actually an employee, and getting it wrong can cost you more than back pay—it…

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The Problem with Partnerships

Are you thinking of forming a business venture, but don't know where to begin? Forming a company can be confusing - do you go at it alone as a sole…

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Partnerships: Pros and Cons

The most important decision an entrepreneur can make is how to form his or her company. If a business owner has a partner or partners, frequently the…

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What Information Must Be Put Into Corporate Bylaws?

Bylaws describe the way your corporation will be organized and operated, and they're required in most states.

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Get Your Corporation Running in 6 weeks: Week 1: License and Registration Please

Congratulations on creating your corporation or LLC. You've taken the bold first step to running your own business. But before you hang your sign,…

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Five Easy Steps to Maintaining Your Corporate Status

You have gone through the daunting task of starting a corporation. Your business name is chosen and registered, you've created your articles of…

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Differences You Need to Know

What does it mean to be an independent contractor and how is that status different from being a full employee?

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Paternity Leave: Options for Dads-To-Be

Are you a working dad looking to take paternity leave? Did you know that dads can look to three main areas for help: federal law, state law, and his…

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Why You Need a Business License

Most companies must be licensed to do business and, depending on the industry and your location, you may need to obtain business licenses at the…

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Insuring Your Business: 5 Questions and Answers About Business Insurance

Prepare for the worst with business insurance. It's an important way to protect your business against accidents, lawsuits, liability, and more.

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