Posts tagged “TechLaw”
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.
TechLaw: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law on September 16, 2011, amid much fanfare. The recently proposed fees authorized by Section 10 of this Act, however, have generated more shock than fanfare.
TechLaw: My business received a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee for a bankrupt customer asking me to return payments I received for goods and services provided to the customer. Do I have to return the payments?
Taxpayers have one more chance to avoid trouble: IRS announces new offshore voluntary disclosure program
TechLaw: In January, the IRS announced a new Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for taxpayers with undisclosed foreign assets. The IRS warns taxpayers to come forward or risk facing severe penalties and criminal prosecution.
TechLaw: Much like tracing a comet's tail will eventually lead one's eyes to the comet, metadata are bits of information that can be traced to a piece of electronically stored information. These bits and pieces of hidden data used to be largely ignored, but they are now discoverable during litigation under North Carolina law. Business owners should plan accordingly.
TechLaw: Just weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Facebook over allegedly unfair privacy practices. The Facebook(r) matter presents a lesson about important but often overlooked website privacy law that your company should consider if it has a website.
TechLaw: All individual taxpayers have a window of opportunity for passing their assets to family members or other individuals with less gift tax than ever under current tax law. But this window is more than "half-way shut." So, immediate action is necessary to take advantage of this opportunity.
TechLaw: A conservation easement may protect natural resources for future generations, while affording you substantial property, income, and estate tax savings and, at the same time, allowing you to retain title and the right to use your land for many purposes.
TechLaw: The Obama Administration has been talking a lot about "fairness" these days. President Obama has identified this time in history as a "make or break moment for the middle class," and he has made clear that his intent is to "level the playing field" in America. So what does this have to do with your independent contractors?