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In Praise of CYA – Sometimes The Buck Shouldn’t Stop With You

In Praise of CYA – Sometimes The Buck Shouldn’t Stop With You
As an entrepreneur, you are in charge. The ability to know who’s accountable – you – may be the reason you are an entrepreneur rather than trying to work your way up a corporate ladder. And certainly it is good in a business for stakeholders to be accountable. The buck stops here. Within your organizations,...
January 21st, 2016 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

All is Not Fair in Copyright Use

All is Not Fair in Copyright Use
When you drop that photo you found on the internet into your next PowerPoint presentation, have you made fair use? Or are you an infringer? Certainly reasonable minds can agree on what is fair? When it comes to fair use under copyright law, however, reasonable minds (and many unreasonable ones) continue...
December 17th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

5 Reasons Your Business Urgently Needs a Data Management Program

5 Reasons Your Business Urgently Needs a Data Management Program
A data management program – identifying what documents your business keeps, where they are kept, who has access to them, and when to destroy them – is key to keeping a “clean house” and a healthy business. The task can seem daunting, but it is not something to be put off for the distant future. As...
November 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Connected Employees Are Working Employees…So Pay Them

Connected Employees Are Working Employees…So Pay Them
You and your employees are always on the go, and thank goodness everyone has a smartphone or a tablet now so they can always be reached, right? Well, maybe not. The U.S. Department of Labor is looking into the relationship between work and technology to determine whether employees are being fairly paid...
October 15th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

The Nasty Lawyer Letter Is Great But … Then What?

The Nasty Lawyer Letter Is Great But … Then What?
Your business has been jilted…by a vendor, or a customer, or a competitor, or a government agency. Somebody has not fulfilled his, her or its obligations to you. Dammit, your rights have been violated, and you want your lawyer to DO something about. Not file a lawsuit – that’s too expensive. Write...
September 17th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Pssssst, Can You Keep a Secret?

Pssssst, Can You Keep a Secret?
Most successful businesses have secrets. After all, absolute transparency plays right into the hands of copycats who want to ride upon your success without putting in the hard work. From client lists to secret formulas to simple marketing plans, your business relies upon trade secrets to succeed and...
August 20th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

10 Tips When Being Deposed And What to Expect

10 Tips When Being Deposed And What to Expect
A deposition is pre-trial testimony used in the discovery phase of litigation. At this stage, the attorneys are gathering information and facts as they prepare their cases for trial. It is similar to giving testimony in court because it is given under oath, and an attorney or attorneys will ask you questions....
July 16th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?
It has long been common for employers to ask job applicants on their applications whether they have ever been convicted of a crime. However, that practice is quickly changing, as “ban the box” laws are being enacted at the state, county and municipal levels across the country. “Ban the box” means...
June 18th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More