Business Law

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

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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The Office Christmas Party and Legal Liability

It is traditional for business owners to invite employees to share a little holiday cheer each December, but these opportunities to let loose can…

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Watch Your Language: Can Business Owners Make an English-only Policy?

What happened when a Medical Clinic in Arizona tried to institute an "English-only" policy?

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Should Celebrities Incorporate?

Britney, Inc.? How about JLo, LLC? Sound crazy? Maybe not.

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Legal Debacles: Halloween Costumes

More and more adults are dressing up for Halloween—often at work. It can be fun or, in some cases, fraught with horror, resulting in circumstances…

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The Right Way to Hire Domestic Help

Need help but don't know where to start? here's an overview of your options.

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Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?

Corporations, LLCs, and other business entities need a registered agent. In fact, in many cases, it's required by law.

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What does Frolic and Detour Legally Mean?

Hint: It has something to do with who is responsible for injuries sustained on the job.

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Is an Employer Liable for Employee Injuries at a Company Retreat?

Employers and employees should be aware that an employer may be deemed liable if an employee injures themselves at a company-sponsored function and…

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Employment Law 101: Accounting for Vacation Pay

If you want to offer paid time off, institute a clear and consistent policy about how time is accrued and how much notice employees need to give…

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