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Draw the Law: Buying a Business or into a Franchise

In my previous post I discussed raising capital through governmental loans and programs.  Today’s Draw the Law topic is about deciding to buy a business or its assets and franchise agreements. Say you come to the realization that you don’t mind owning a business that someone else has built up.  The culture, the image, the stuff […]

Crafting a Social Media Policy: The Outside World

Last post was about creating a Social Media Policy with respect to the employer-employee relationship.  The idea is to minimize potential suits between the employee and employer.  Issues like prohibiting certain behaviors, such as posting negative comments or former employees taking company information should be the concern with an internal policy. However, many businesses are […]

Draw the Law: Capital for your Start-up, Part III

Hey everyone, today’s Draw the Law will be brief, in anticipation of your 4th of July weekend!  Remember to enjoy yourself, be safe, and that the next post will be for Social Media and the Law on Tuesday, July 5th. Anyway, let’s get to it! In the last post, I discussed raising capital from private […]

Crafting a Social Media Policy: Employer-Employee Legal Concerns

In this series of Social Media and the Law I have touched upon some of the major legal areas of concern when dealing with social media and employment.  To see what was talked about or for a refresher click on the following links: Using Social Media for Hiring Practices Using Social Media at Work – […]

2011 Hawaii Access to Justice Write-Up

*The Social Media and the Law Post for today will come out tomorrow.  Instead, enjoy a special post about Hawaii Access to Justice. ** 6/28/11 – CORRECTION – When I first made this post, I mistakenly made it seem that it was the Mediation Center of the Pacific (located on Oahu) handled all cases in […]

Draw the Law: Capital for Your Start-Up, Part II

“Draw the Law” is a weekly short post where I try to visualize a legal concept.  It is designed to be helpful to small business owners and give them a quick overview of various aspects of the law that affect them.  For the next couple of posts I will detail how to finance a start-up. […]

Using Social Media at Work: Part II

Admit it, you have checked your Facebook or Tweeted something on your phone while you are at work.  I bet you are even doing it now as you read this blog!  There are some legitimate concerns that an employer, employee, and in general people should be concerned about when working and using social media. Your boss […]

Using Social Media at Work: Part II – DELAYED | Access to Justice

I would just like to inform my readers that this blawg post will be delayed till later tonight, as I have been busy working on some other projects.  However, it will definitely be up today (6/21/11) and will discuss more from the employee’s perspective about their social media usage at work. Access to Justice Means […]

Draw the Law: Capital for Your Start-Up, Part I

“Draw the Law” is a weekly short post where I try to visualize a legal concept.  It is designed to be helpful to small business owners and give them a quick overview of various aspects of the law that affect them.  For the next couple of posts I will detail how to finance a start-up. […]

Using Social Media at Work: Part I

Admit it.  You have posted something on Facebook or Tweeted on your phone while you are at work today.  I bet you are even doing it now as you read this blog!  However, there are some legitimate concerns that an employer and employee should have when dealing with the workplace and social media usage. The […]