Posts tagged “TechLaw”
TechLaw: An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling in April 2012 determined that employers found to be discriminating against an employee or applicant because of that person's gender identity are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
TechLaw: Two of the most important considerations a person should make when purchasing real property is whether the land is burdened by restrictive covenants and whether those restrictive covenants will affect the purchaser's intended use of the property.
TechLaw: Generally, a shareholder of a corporation owes no fiduciary duty to the corporation despite the shareholder's ownership interest. The shareholder can deal or refuse to deal with the corporation as the pure self-interest of the shareholder dictates. Is that still the law in North Carolina when the shareholder is the only owner of the corporation?
TechLaw: Many companies routinely make loans or otherwise extend credit to other businesses or individuals. Often the company making the loan will want some collateral from the borrower to secure repayment of the loan. How do you, as the lender, obtain a valid security interest in the collateral, and how is that security interest protected and enforced?
TechLaw: The North Carolina General Assembly is poised to modernize the state's tax code to reflect its current services-based economy. You and your company need to be prepared for the changes that appear to be coming your way.
TechLaw: Most purchasers of real property, and almost all of their lenders, obtain title insurance. Title insurance, however, is not a cure all. This article addresses the coverage that title insurance provides to you and the rights of your title insurance company in dealing with a claim from you.
TechLaw: The JOBS Act signed by the President on April 5, 2012, may offer better capital-raising opportunities to many tech companies and reduce their SEC compliance burdens. But we must await SEC rulemaking to determine how useful the JOBS Act changes will be.
TechLaw: While an employer's gathering of criminal background information for use in its hiring and promotion decisions is allowed, it nevertheless can result in a charge of discrimination if such information is not used carefully.
TechLaw: President Obama's desired modifications to federal wealth transfer tax laws may limit your future estate planning, but you still have many tax saving opportunities during the remaining months of 2012.
Need a manufacturing facility but don't want to own one? Try contract manufacturing and a comprehensive manufacturing agreement
TechLaw: Developing and marketing products is your expertise, not owning and operating a manufacturing facility. You want to engage a third-party manufacturer to manufacture your products, freeing you up to pursue the aspects of your business that you do most efficiently. If that is the case, you need a well-drafted written Manufacturing Agreement.
TechLaw: Litigation includes many components that are often referred to interchangeably and incorrectly. Understanding the correct use of these terms is essential in gaining a working knowledge of the litigation process.
A federal jury in San Francisco has reached an impasse on a key issue in Oracle's copyright-infringement case against Google, handing the database-software company a major setback.
TechLaw: The North Carolina Business Court has recently issued an opinion suggesting that, in most cases, an employer's claim for breach of a former employee's noncompetition agreement will be the employer's only possible remedy. North Carolina employers need to be aware of this limitation and take proper steps to ensure that they are able to fully protect their rights.