Legal

What Pennsylvania Employers Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation Claims

For most companies, dealing with workers’ compensation claims comes with the territory of running a successful business. Even with appropriate safety policies and procedures in place, accidents happen, and even office workers and administrative staff can suffer job-related injuries or develop medical conditions over time. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Act, employees are … [Read more...]

Who is the Billionaire Calvin Ayre?

Calvin Ayre is a well-known name in online gambling and, in recent years, an important figure in the cryptocurrency industry. The Canadian billionaire came a long way and is regarded as one of the most influential people in the industry. Born in 1961 near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan he went to high school in Salmon Arm and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the … [Read more...]

3 Mistakes Startups Make in Protecting Their Intellectual Property

In the new information economy, a startup that begins with a good idea or new product can attract plenty of attention, funding, and the best talent its industry has to offer. The problem that many startups face, however, is that larger, more established competitors can beat them to the punch and bring similar offerings to market before they have a chance to get into production. … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Hire a Good Personal Injury Attorney

If you work for yourself, the last thing you need is to take time off. Many small business owners have no employees to fall back on, which means that while you are out sick the money stops coming in and your business begins to fail. It is an awful situation to be in and one that is very hard to recover from. So, if you suffer an injury, for example in a car accident, you … [Read more...]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Pitfalls: What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects employees and job candidates against disability-based discrimination. This includes discrimination with regard to employment status and compensation, and harassment in the workplace.  There is also a provision concerning the granting of “reasonable accommodations” to allow employees to perform their … [Read more...]

How Businesses Can Stay on the Right Side of the Law when Using Social Media

Social media can be a great tool for businesses and there are plenty of inspiring examples of businesses getting it very, very right. Possibly the most shining example of this is still the tweet sent by Oreo during the blackout in the 2013 Super Bowl, which featured a spotlight Oreo and the caption, “You can still dunk in the dark”. It was marketing genius on so many … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Mediation in the Workplace to Resolve Business Disputes

Disputes are a part of life, which means that they are a part of business. Simple mathematics can easily prove that the more people are involved with a business, the more likelihood there is that there will be a dispute between two or more of them. In an ideal world, these disputes would be solved by what could be termed informal means, such as a chat over coffee, and in the … [Read more...]

The Complete Guide to Trademark Infringement and Domain Names

When it comes to starting up a business you really need to think hard about your branding and your domain name. This is what will tell your customers who you are and what you are about. You need it to be smart, to the point and most of all, to portray you as a professional entity. When choosing your name, you need to be careful of other businesses, you don't want a trademark … [Read more...]

Eight Laws That Were Pivotal in Combating Gender Discrimination

Women have made, and are still making, amazing strides in the workplace--and in different industries, from fashion, to science, technology, and business. But it was not always like this. There were darker ages when women in the workplace were not accorded their due respect, or even basic rights, as compared to their male counterparts. They received lower wages despite doing the … [Read more...]

4 Biggest Threats to New Businesses

When the day comes to open a real brick-and-mortar business' doors, entrepreneurs feel they've accomplished something colossal—and they have! But it's important not to fall into a false sense of security. New businesses face their most challenging period after opening. Common threats capable of bringing a down new business loom everywhere. Be mindful of these four significant … [Read more...]