Posts tagged Business Law
SPECIAL FEATURE – Business on the ‘Gram

Season 3, Episode 27 – Social media is a huge part of our lives. Most of us are on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat…and Instagram. We all, likely, follow people who post things that interest us. When they become highly popular and develop a loyal following, they can become known as influencers – but that can also be you! If you have a lot of followers on social media, and suddenly a company wants you to post stories about their products—your life can change—as instantly as a post can appear online. But what do you need to know about negotiating a contract to get paid to post? What are the best tactics? And what should be a red flag in any negotiation? In this special feature podcast, JDSA attorney Annie Robertson gives a detailed explanation of top negotiating skills, contract pitfalls, and what you should expect as a social media influencer – in Business on the ‘Gram.

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Workplace Discrimination – And What You Need to Know About It

Season 3, Episode 26 – Let’s start with what we all know: Workplace discrimination is illegal. Now, let’s look at what actions are specifically considered discriminatory in the workplace. That part is not always clear. As an employee, what are your rights? And what does the employer also need to know? Whichever side of the paycheck you’re on, this podcast episode is for you. Listen in as JDSA attorney Kellen Norwood talks in-depth about Workplace Discrimination – And What You Need to Know About It.

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Are You Asking Illegal Interview Questions?

Season 3, Episode 24 – In a job interview, there are always three parties involved; the hiring manager, the applicant, and the law. So why is the law part of the interview? Simply stated: Because in any job interview, there are several questions an employer cannot legally ask a potential employee. So, can you ask about a person’s accent? How many kids they have? Have they ever been in jail, done drugs, or like to drink? To find out the things that could get a company into trouble - and what an applicant can do in an awkward interview situation, listen in to this podcast episode featuring JDSA attorney Kellen Norwood as he discusses Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal.

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Key Issues to Consider When Starting a Business

Season 3, Episode 21 – You’re going out on your own! From now on, you work for you! Congratulation! Being a business owner is the dream of many individuals. So…are you a Sole Proprietor? An LLC? A C-Class corporation? Or have you decided being an S-Class corporation is best? Already confused? Overwhelmed? Do you really know what’s best for you - and the future of your new business? You’re not alone. Starting a new business involves highly important decisions to ensure you are protected, compliant, and starting off on the right foot. In this podcast episode, JDSA attorney Caitlyn Evans makes sense of the challenges business owners may face, and explains the various options in Key Issues to Consider When Starting a Business.

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Product Liability and Recalls – Is Your Business Protected?

Season 3, Episode 18 – Product recalls are an increasingly frequent occurrence. Sometimes they involve product safety; other times they may involve situations such as food contamination. But have you ever thought about what the grower, manufacturer, or the retailer has to do when there’s a recall? Who shoulders the cost of pulling everything from the shelves? What other costs result from the issue? If you’re in the agriculture industry, manufacturing, or retail sector, you will want to listen to this podcast. JDSA attorney Colleen Frei discusses the importance of not only having insurance, but knowing for certain your policies are the right ones—to protect yourself—and cover unexpected expenses. Listen in, and get the details in this episode of JDSA’s Law Talk podcast highlighting Product Liability and Recalls – Is Your Business Protected?

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Succession Planning – And Why It’s Critical For Business Success

Season 3, Episode 14 – The most important job in your company could be replacing a top person. In any company—large or small, corporate or family business—there will come a time when the CEO or another high-ranking leader will retire, or move on. Sometimes the departure is sudden and unexpected. Who will fill those shoes? Is there someone inside your company ready to take the lead? Or do you need to look outside the organization? How do you plan for this company-changing event? And when should you start thinking about it? In this podcast episode, JDSA attorney Colleen Frei talks about grooming leadership for the future health of your business in Succession Planning – And Why It’s Critical For Business Success.

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1031 Exchange - What’s the Benefit?

Season 2, Episode 24 – You can do this in business, but you can’t do it for personal gain. What part of the tax code is this? It’s the 1031 Exchange, or as you may know it, the Like Kind Exchange. For instance, when you need new equipment for your business, you can sell the old, and defer the taxes until a later date. Sounds great, doesn’t it? What if taxes go up? How long can you defer the taxes? And why can’t you do this with your personal taxes? The 1031 Exchange doesn't benefit every situation, although it might be right for your business. In this podcast, JDSA Attorney Lindsey Weidenbach explains the 1031 Exchange - What’s The Benefit?

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Cybersquatting: What’s That? And What You Can Do About It

Season 2, Episode 5 – Cyber Law is frequently in the news. Perhaps, you’ve considered it within your own business. One of many potential threats, cybersquatting, is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from someone else's trademark. This practice is illegal. And it has become a concern for many commercial businesses. In this episode, Laraine Burrell discusses Cybersquatting: What’s that? And What You Can Do About It.  

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Trademarks: Standing Out in a Crowd

Season 2, Episode 2 – What is the little “R” you see circled at the end of some words or slogans? And what does it mean? A Registered Trademark is a word or series of words, sometimes with a logo, utilized to distinguish a product or service. It has to be distinctively different. Not only to make you notice it, but also to ensure you do not get the mark confused with another brand, and unintentionally purchase the other brand’s product. So, how do you create a prominent trademark? And, how do you protect it?  In this episode, Laraine Burrell discusses Trademarks: Standing Out in A Crowd.

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Common Questions About Copyright

Season 1, Episode 27 – Copyright is a commonly misunderstood legal matter. It is, literally, the right to copy. Copyrights are federally defined as original works of authorship. However, copyright is a complex area of law, and most people are unclear if all books and artwork is copyrighted; what material is protected; and if something is copyright protected - how do we know? In this radio feature from September 19, JDSA attorney Sally White discusses Common Questions About Copyright.

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What You Should Know About Trademarks - Part 2 of 2

Season 1, Episode 25 – Protecting your brand name or trade name though a Trademark is a common business practice all over the world. In Part 1 of the series, we explored why trademarks are important, and when is the right time to register yours. In this episode of JDSA Law Talk from August 29, JDSA attorney Sally White continues on the topic, now exploring what is involved in registering your trademark, how long it lasts, and what to do if someone else uses your name. This is Part 2 of What You Should Know About Trademarks.

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What You Should Know About Trademarks - Part 1 of 2

Season 1, Episode 24 – We’ve all seen the little “TM” at the end of a word or brand name. It means Trademark. It’s meant to protect a company’s brand. But why is it so important to a business or brand? Why register a trademark? In this first part of a two part radio feature from August 22, JDSA attorney Sally White explores the whys, hows, and whens, while explaining What You Should Know About Trademarks.

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Intellectual Property

Season 1, Episode 22 – Is it yours? Or does it belong to someone else? These are two simple questions you need to understand when it comes to intellectual property. It’s so much more than whether or not you can take text and images off the internet to use them for yourself. It covers names, trademarks, logos, ideas, and more. And there are complex laws protecting what is yours - and what belongs to others. In this radio feature from August 8, JDSA attorney Sally White answers Frequently Asked Questions About Intellectual Property.

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