Business owners often assume that they do not need an HR department or employment policies because they are too small, their business is family-owned or run, or because the company is founded by a group of old friends. Think again. As we are painfully reminded every...read more
Most of you know Gordon Ramsay – the British celebrity chef, star of the TV show Hell’s Kitchen and owner of multiple restaurants, known for his hot temper and penchant for verbally abusing his chefs. Consider the following legal scenario – an...read more
Increasingly, almost every aspect of our lives, from paying bills to ordering takeout or holiday gifts is done online. The U.S. Copyright Office is catching up, and realizing the time is right to do away with paper registrations for DMCA agents, and shift to an...read more
Sticks and stones may break my bones but the Internet is forever: Does your social media policy help or hurt?
It has long been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Record numbers of Americans are turning to the web when they have a problem to solve. Airline cancel a flight? Send a tweet at their customer service instantly. Looking for an affordable drycleaner in...read more
Philadelphia founding father Benjamin Franklin is attributed as having said “three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” Without resorting to such drastic (and illegal) measures to protect your trade secrets, a new federal law will provide more remedies for...read more
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