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February 1, 2015

Can you require vaccines for your employees?

There are several aspects of the law that should be taken into consideration before an employer mandates vaccines for its employees.
January 28, 2015

Hiring a New Employee: Can You Ask for a Medical History?

Employers need to be careful when asking for an applicant's medical history to avoid violating the ADA.
January 14, 2015

Top Five Legal Tips for Small Businesses on Instagram

From Facebook to Twitter and even Pinterest, there 's a place for every business type to connect directly with customers in an instant via social media.
January 7, 2015

Should Franchises Purchase Business Insurance?

One of the most overlooked areas for many new franchises is expanding their business insurance.
January 1, 2015

Ohio Bill Favors Hiring Veterans

The State of Ohio is moving toward passing a bill that would make it legal for companies in the private sector to favor veterans and their […]
January 1, 2015

How Should Your Business Accommodate for Employees With Disabilities?

All businesses eventually have to face issues that arise with disabled applicants and employees. Each business should have a firm grasp on the laws that define how a company should handle a disability.
November 28, 2014

Are you Doing Enough to Protect Your Trade Secrets From Theft in the Cloud?

Most companies are not doing enough to protect themselves from employees leaving with trade secrets. Take these steps to protect your business.
November 21, 2014

Putting Paternity Leave on Equal Footing With Maternity Leave

It is time for companies to offer dads their fair share of parental leave, and it is time for dads to step up and take it.
November 7, 2014

Not All Speech on Social Media is Protected

Speech on social media is generally protected but in cases involving obvious threats and insubordination it may not be protected.
November 5, 2014

Freaky Fast, Freaky Good, Freaky Proprietary Practice

You’ve probably seen Jimmy John’s commercials boasting of the deliciousness of their sandwiches and the speed—it’s “freaky fast”—with which those delicious sandwiches will reach your belly. […]
November 1, 2014

6th Circuit Rules in Favor of Nonprofit in Discrimination Claim Brought by Volunteers

In this recent case, the Court ruled that volunteers could be treated as employees in a set of very limited circumstances
October 21, 2014

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 […]
October 14, 2014

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, […]
October 7, 2014

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 […]
October 1, 2014

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 […]