Nondisclosure agreements had, at one point, become so common that just about every company had every employee sign one -- and that actually turned into a problem. Employees balked at signing agreements that they felt were unfair, and courts sometimes refused to enforce agreements when they were overly broad.
Shareholder fortunes can rise, and fall, based on their holdings in a corporation. As the corporation profits, they profit. When the corporation suffers a big loss -- so do the shareholders.
Imagine waking up to find out that everything you had invested with a major brokerage firm was gone. On top of that, your investments failed so badly that you actually owe money.
As a small business owner, you naturally want to promote your products or services as much as possible -- but you need to also keep in mind the limitations you are under.
Is your business in a legal dispute with someone? Depending on the nature of the dispute -- and your desire to resolve the issue quietly and quickly -- you may want to consider hiring a private judge.
"Native" ads are designed to fit right into a social media feed in a way that enhances the viewer's experience, rather than detracting from it. Unfortunately, some companies have gone too far in their efforts to disguise paid-for content as something organic.
In business, just like other areas of life, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
It's become increasingly common to put mandatory arbitration clauses in all kinds of consumer contracts, from cellphones to gift card sales.
The newest obstacle that's keeping employees from finding better jobs in their own field is a twist on the noncompete agreement.
These days, a lot of tech businesses rely on proprietary information and designs to thrive -- which means it is increasingly important to keep whatever intellectual property you have from falling into the wrong hands.