Business Law

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

What Does the Health Care Ruling Mean for Small Business?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been one of the most hotly contested election season issues. But the Supreme Court's recent ruling…

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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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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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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 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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5 Tips for a Top-Notch Residential Lease

The most important part of preparing for tenants is writing your rental lease. Here are our tips for preparing a top-notch residential lease.

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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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What You Should Know About Zoning Laws

If you plan to operate your business out of your house, it's a good idea to know how your local zoning laws apply to you.

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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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