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E-Communications May Come Back To Haunt You

E-Communications May Come Back To Haunt You
If you are running an entrepreneurial business, you are likely working virtually around the clock, doing the work that ideally several people would be doing, and trying to juggle a number of different demands on your time and attention. Anyone in those circumstances would understandably be unable to...
August 15th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Re-Re-Revisiting the Dangers of Electronic Communications

Re-Re-Revisiting the Dangers of Electronic Communications
You already know this – people use electronic communications in ways that are not always in their best interests. People say what they really think in electronic communications more than they do face-to-face, or in a more deliberately prepared old-fashioned, written document. Both in terms of effective...
July 18th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Prepared and In Control: Data Mapping and Litigation Readiness

Prepared and In Control: Data Mapping and Litigation Readiness
As a business owner, a lawsuit against you or your company could be devastating at worst, and a major irritant at best. The situation can feel outside of your control. Even if the alleged claims against you are completely false, you are now in a position of having to defend your case. This means hiring...
June 20th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Make sure your employment policies don’t box you in

Make sure your employment policies don’t box you in
I have written here before about how, when your company becomes involved in legal proceedings, you want to be able to tell your company’s story as effectively as possible to neutral third parties who have no background on the dispute and the personalities involved. In employment disputes, one...
May 16th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Protect your business records on the Internet

Protect your business records on the Internet
Most readers of this online column conduct business extensively over the Internet. Customers are contacted, contracts are negotiated, transaction records are stored, and employees are hired, fired and promoted all via electronic communications on the web. Brad Stoll Order histories, credit card numbers,...
April 18th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Discrimination prevention is “just” business

Discrimination prevention is “just” business
All employers of all sizes should understand two things about employment discrimination. One, the types of discrimination claims only increase. It is a sarcastic refrain of employers that it is easier to say who is not in a protected class, but the reality is that is increasingly closer to the truth....
March 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Five Tips to Guide Your Company’s Social Media Practices

Five Tips to Guide Your Company’s Social Media Practices
We live in a digital age, and companies and employees increasingly communicate with each other −and with the world− through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and countless other social media outlets available to them. A recent study shows that nearly 70 percent of Americans are currently on at least one...
February 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Do not blindly sign form contracts

Do not blindly sign form contracts
I have written about contracts here before. Spend a few dollars now to save more dollars later by having your lawyer review them. At least focus on a few key contractual terms before you sign any contract. Here, however, I want to emphasize a simple and direct message: do not blindly sign form contracts...
January 17th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More