The right answer to the above question will depend on where you reside in the United States. Non-compete agreements are governed by state law, not federal; and not all states support non-compete agreements. In states where the agreements are supported, the terms of enforceability also differ from state to state. For instance, if you are…

 

A confidentiality agreement also known as a non-disclosure agreement is a contract between two or multiple individuals within which an agreement is made that the information within will be kept secret by all the parties involved. Most times all the entities involved are required to hold on to the terms of secrecy within the agreement,…

 

The thought of someone claiming ownership of your idea can be very frightening for everyone. At the same time, bringing an idea to materialization needs input from other people. Appraisal of a product cannot be avoided and requires the services of an industry expert. You also need to work with a manufacturer to fabricate the…

 
 

If you own a business through which you purchase goods or products and resale them, then you should have a reseller’s license. This license is also known as resale number, resellers permit, or sales tax identification number. With this permit, you can collect and remit sales tax to your state Department of Revenue. A resale…

 
 

If you do not show up to a small claims hearing, the creditor usually wins automatically “by default”. The judge will verify that the plaintiff served the defendant with court papers, that neither party requested a postponement, and that there is some basis (evidence) supporting the plaintiff’s case before issuing a default judgment. Note that…

 

Public notices are noted as one of the few regular and official communication channels that exist between levels of government and citizens. Public notice laws additionally regulate the way in which government communicates with citizens. The cost to put a legal notice in the newspaper tends to vary greatly from place to place and depending…

 

A certificate of good standing is simply a document that states your company is legally registered with your state. The document serves as proof that you are authorized to do business there and that you follow all state requirements, like submitting required documents and paying taxes and other fees. This certificate also called by other…

 

No matter the type of business or commercial venture you engage in, be it wholesale or retail shops, corporate or non-corporate offices, garages or workshops, production factories or storage facilities, you will definitely need a property to operate from. We agree that some businesses operate from their own facility, but most businesses operate from commercial…

 

In the United States, the Thirteenth Constitution Amendment bans slavery and protects all people from forced labour with the exception of one group: prison inmates. The United States justice system more or less requires inmates to work as part of their sentences, and many do routine maintenance jobs within prison walls. In this present age,…

 

No, since small claims court is a civil court and not a criminal court, you won’t get an arrest warrant for not going to a small court. Instead, the Plaintiff can ask for a default judgment against you. However, for the Judge to grant the default judgment, the Plaintiff is still expected to prove their…

 

Unless you are deeply involved in real estate, you may never have heard about the quiet title action. The quiet title can serve as a sure way to gain clear ownership over a property, to include not only the land but a home or building that may be located there, along with any outbuildings or…

 

A contract simply refers to an agreement between two parties to initiate a legally-enforceable obligation to perform, or refrain from performing a certain task. It can relate to almost any kind of transaction, including a sale, service, transfer of property ownership, or a combination of different kinds of transactions. Note that parties entering into a…

 

The Better Business Bureau is an organization that was established decades ago to serve as a sort of middleman between businesses and consumers. Once issues arose, or disputes erupted, the BBB offered at least one way that consumers could potentially address the issue and the business owners could then respond. In 1912, the “National Vigilance…

 
 

Do you want to take a business partner or form an LLC and you need to write an agreement? If YES, here is a guide on how to properly calculate sweat equity. Sweat Equity simply means sharing ownership of your start-up with your team, including employees, consultants, advisors, board members, etc. For a lot of…

 
 
 
 

Are you a freelancer working from home? Or you recruit staff remotely? If YES, here is how to make a contract you made online legally binding in 6 easy steps. The internet has continued to make communication very easy and has also turned the world into a global village. Some years back, for business owners…

 

If you are facing huge financial problems due to huge unpaid tax debt, filing an Offer in Compromise (OIC) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could present the escape route you always wanted. An OIC allows you to settle your tax for less than the total amount you owe. The OIC program was created by…

 
 

Are you running a home-based business? Or, in other words, are you using part of your home for business purposes? If you just gave a ‘yes’ answer, then you can reduce your total tax expenses by deducting from it the expenses for the business use of your home. You can enjoy this deduction whether you…

 

Are you about getting a personal loan or filing for bankruptcy? If YES, here are 10 easy fail-proof ways to protect your business assets from personal creditors. Everyone hopes for their businesses to succeed and hopes to not have a lawsuit on their hands which would lead to their business assets being used to settle…

 

Are you about going through a divorce proceeding? If YES, here are 9 easy but fail-proof ways to protect your business from a divorce law suit. We all hope for ‘happily ever after’ when getting married but unfortunately, not everyone gets to enjoy this. A lot of marriages end up in divorce and divorce rates…