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Alternatives to Litigation
Sherman Andrew J
2/1/2007
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Summary:

Business conflicts are inevitable, which means you need legal counsel to guide you through potential litigation. This article is a comprehensive review of alternative courses to litigation, including arbitration, mediation, and private judging.

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Checklists: Deciding Whether to Litigate
Sherman Andrew J
2/1/2007
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When facing the prospect of litigation, entrepreneurs should be sure to explore all of the options beyond forging ahead to court. This tool is a series of checklists designed to help entrepreneurs conduct a litigation-focused cost-benefit analysis, such as deciding to explore settlement or alternative dispute resolution.

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Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement
2/1/2007
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This tool is a sample legal agreement covering terms for confidentiality and invention assignment, including non-competition and power of attorney rules.

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Incentive Compensation Plan (Phantom Stock)
2/1/2007
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This tool is a sample legal agreement covering the issuance of phantom stock or stock that is based on a company's internal performance and reward measurements.

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Keeping Your Business Safe
Botto Greg
2/1/2007
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While this entrepreneur was building his IT support company, employees who also were family members were creating a rival business behind the scenes, stealing trade secrets and clients. This entrepreneur offers safeguards to protect your company.

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Legal Issues With Use of Independent Contractors
Cross Dan S
2/1/2007
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If you are considering using independent contractors or leased workers for your company, this article provides a detailed overview of the legal issues relevant to the employer, including IRS regulations and litigation.

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Partnership Problems and Loss
Rhodes Richard
2/1/2007
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When an entrepreneur discovered his business partner had caused potential problems in their company, he realized it was critical to establish a legal strategy that would help save his company and his livelihood.

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Sexual Harassment or Workplace Dalliance?
Bonebrake Carol Ruth
2/1/2007
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Harmless dalliance or harassment? Many entrepreneurs have asked themselves this question as they observed relationships develop between employees. However, when it comes to handling harassment complaints, there are signs to watch for and guidelines to follow.

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Strategies for Managing Litigation
Patel Jayesh
2/1/2007
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The litigation process is expensive and needs continuous involvement and monitoring. And having a plan is key. This article offers strategies and insights on these topics and more for entrepreneurs who encounter litigation.

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Terms and Acceptance Document
2/1/2007
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This example of a terms and acceptance document covers a quotation/proposal for a vendor to a contracting firm. Terms include scope of work, time estimated to do the work, and a clause prohibiting the hiring of the vendor's staff.

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