201410.21
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Is It Legal To Require A Statement of Faith from Employees?

Religious liberties in the business world have become a prominent topic in the last few years thanks to Hobby Lobby and their bold stand to protect their faith-based business methods. However, one business practice seen in many companies run by those with a religious preference has come under scrutiny. The required signing of a “statement…

201410.14
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What Is a Public Benefit Corporation?

Small businesses avoid the red, and staying in the black needn’t be confused with accepting charity handouts. An effective attorney can explain such public benefit corporations through excellent, historical initiatives. Understanding public benefit corporations is important, and identifying their benefits even more so. The Basics, the Benefits and the Performance Nolo Law for All has defined public benefit…

201410.07
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Another FedEx Contractor Ruling: What SMBs Need to Know

A new ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court has highlighted similar federal appellate court rulings concerning employee statuses. The case regards FedEx’s employee statuses. Both small and medium-sized business owners are urged to perk up at the case, and both individual and attorney attention is required. The Ruling Similar to a case appearing earlier this year, the…

201410.01
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Can Fast Food Workers Be Required to Sign Non-Compete Agreements?

Recently a fast food company made the national news for having some of its employees, mostly hourly workers, sign non-compete agreements. Traditionally, most who sign non-compete agreements are executives who have knowledge of intellectual properties or people on the ground floor of a startup. Not in the case of this sandwich shop though. Should there be any…

201409.28
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Integration Clause Frees Employees and Board members from Non-Compete Clause Compliance

In Pennsylvania, Diskriter, Inc. and Joansville Holdings, Inc. sued for an injunction to prevent Randy A. Baker from working for Keystrokes Transcription Service, Inc., “and prevent Baker from soliciting any of Diskriter´s customers.” Diskriter, Inc. lost the case. Baker is free to work for whatever company or corporation he chooses, as well as solicit Diskriter´s…

201409.01
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Ohio Lawmakers Introduce “Not My Boss’ Business Act” in Response to Hobby Lobby Ruling

On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of national retailer Hobby Lobby, accepting the privately owned company’s religious objections to certain clauses of the Affordable Care Act. This act requires employers to provide employee health care coverage, but Hobby Lobby argued that specific types of contraception violated the owners’ religious…