Posts tagged “TechLaw”
Atlantic Coast Pipeline has formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas are among the four companies that will build and own the pipeline research says would save energy costs and create jobs.
North Carolina in the top ten among states viewed as having a favorable litigation environment, coming in at number 7, according to a survey by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. The state's ranking is up from number 13 previously.,
If you don't have formal risk management processes in place, you're putting your business in danger, according to new CGMA report, "Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight,'" conducted by the Enterprise Risk Management Iniiative at NC State University. It suggests steps to take.
TechLaw: Success in court can often lead to the entry of a monetary judgment in your favor. But the judgment itself is only a piece of paper establishing your right to payment. So, how do you collect?
Retention elections: General Assembly creates a new way for voters to elect incumbent justices of NC Supreme Court
In June, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law new legislation entitled "An Act Allowing Voters to Elect, and Then Retain, Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court for Election"("Act"). The Act heralds a new day in the election of North Carolina Supreme Court Justices.
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
TechLaw: Do you have students and recent graduates eager to learn about your company and industry just to get a leg up for future employment prospects? Did you know that unless you are careful, you may have to pay them even if they are willing to work for free?
Amazon accused of antitrust violations; Firefox blocks Flash; Undercover Colors testing; BioDelivery Sciences VP named
In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Amazon accused of antitrust violations; Firefox disables Flash; Undercover Colors testing drug detecting nail polish; BioDelivery Sciences names VP; Liquidia names COO.
Imagine working out a divorce without hiring an attorney or stepping into court or disputing the tax assessment on your home completely online. A Silicon Valley company is starting to make both possibilities a reality
TechLaw: Before you decide to part ways with equity ownership in your business to get, retain, or motivate key employees, you should consider the options and benefits that a phantom stock plan can provide to both your business and your employees.
There are many opportunities to serve on the board of a nonprofit corporation, whether a public charity, private foundation, home-owner association, trade association, or church. Before joining a nonprofit board, however, you should consider the liability protections you can expect under the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, the nonprofit corporation's governing documents and the nonprofit corporation's directors' and officers' liability insurance policy.
TechLaw: Avoidance of estate taxes is one consideration in estate planning. Under current law, however, estate tax issues generally affect only the wealthiest 1% of the population, but everyone should be mindful of income tax issues, specifically basis, when making estate planning decisions. Due to changes in the tax laws, estate plans and trusts put in place under prior law may no longer efficiently address these income and tax basis issues.
TechLaw: As two of the accounting world's major governing bodies work to converge their standards on the recognition of revenue of contracts with customers, they are changing the rules on how lessees must address leases on their balance sheets and profit and loss statements. The result may drastically alter how commercial leases are negotiated.
'I'm from the government and here to help:' The NLRB's new EXPEDITED union 'representation case procedures'
TechLaw: Union membership in the private sector, nationwide and in states like North Carolina, is hardly flying off the shelf. It now appears that the NLRB is trying to accomplish by administrative fiat what has not been accomplished legislatively (i.e., to make it easier for unions to win "certification" elections).
TechLaw: When lenders make a loan to a closely-held company, they frequently require one or more of the company's principals to personally guarantee repayment of the loan. Can they require that the principal's spouse also guarantee the loan?
"Patent trolls" generally refer to businesses that buy up patents, particularly in technical areas like computer chips, cloud computing and wireless routers, with the sole intention of filing lawsuits or demanding licensing fees from tech companies, particularly startups around the time of their public offering.
TechLaw: The United States Congress and the North Carolina General Assembly have made some significant tax reforms over the past couple of years that may have a considerable impact on your taxes this year. It's important for you to understand how these changes may impact you so that you can properly budget your personal finances and potentially implement some tax planning strategies.