June 24, 2015

The federal law called HIPAA requires anyone who has access to medical information to keep it confidential. Businesses that violate the law can face penalties from the government.

 

A big new threat, though, is that recently some courts have also started allowing people...

June 17, 2015

A company can conduct background checks on job applicants, but there are strict federal laws governing how to go about getting applicants’ permission to do so.

 

Increasingly, businesses are using “off-the-shelf” forms for this purpose, or are contracting with third-part...

June 10, 2015

Business-people who have agreed on the general terms of a deal often sign a “letter of intent” that lays out these terms in writing. The idea is to make sure that everyone is on the same page while a formal contract is being drafted.

 

But what happens if you sign a lett...

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