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Ambush Marketing On the Battleground of Social Media

Ambush Marketing On the Battleground of Social Media
Most businesses, big and small, have a social media presence. In fact, larger companies these days almost all have an employee exclusively devoted to social media marketing. Every business wants to be “part of the conversation” on social media. Often, however, the trending hashtags of the day relate...
April 21st, 2016 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Don’t Let Your Employees Get You In Trouble On Facebook, Even On Their Private Accounts

Don’t Let Your Employees Get You In Trouble On Facebook, Even On Their Private Accounts
Many of your employees likely have Facebook pages and other social media accounts. You may think that what they post on these pages outside of work on their own time is none of your business. However, you might want to pay attention to what they post, because they may be putting your company at risk...
March 17th, 2016 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Why Oil and Gas Prices Matter to Your Business

Why Oil and Gas Prices Matter to Your Business
Most Americans experience the obvious benefit of a gallon of gasoline falling below $2 per gallon. Personal budgets are freed up to spend more money on other consumer goods and services. On the business side, the cost of transporting goods and services is cheaper, which should increase profits and lower...
February 18th, 2016 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

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