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Technology in the Office

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

Technology has become an integral part of our daily life both personal and work.  Technology can make operating your business easier and more efficient. However, the increased use of more invasive technology has given rise to employee and staff privacy concerns. According to Norton (an international virus software provider), around 65% of businesses have… Finish Reading Technology in the Office

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Quick Tips: Trademarks

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” worked well for Shakespeare, but the concept may apply when it comes to your business name, branding, DBA names, mottos, slogans and taglines. You want your ‘rose’ to only be called ‘rose’ to avoid a confused consumers believing that the rose of another is… Finish Reading Quick Tips: Trademarks

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Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: Minimum Wage

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

Determining how much to pay your employees can be difficult. On one hand, you want them to be happy and able to support themselves; on the other hand, you want to keep as much of the profits as possible. Luckily, the law provides some sort of guidance. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) of… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: Minimum Wage

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Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: The Workweek

By The Jacobs Law LLC |

The first installment in this series is about the “workweek.” The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) describes the workweek as “a recurring period of seven consecutive 24 hour periods” that can begin on any day of the week. This “work week” is fixed, as well as independent of the actual hours worked by the… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: The Workweek

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Corporate Shield Only Extends So Far

By Travis Jacobs |

The notion that a corporate officer cannot hide behind their corporate shield when they have themselves committed a tort, was recently reaffirmed in Karasavas v. Gargano, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 1125, 31 N.E.3d 1191 (2015). In this case, the Court reasoned that “because ‘[a] corporation is a creature of the law,’ which can only… Finish Reading Corporate Shield Only Extends So Far

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Independent Contractor Statute

Business bLAWg WBIX AM1260 – Classifying Independent Contractors – June 24, 2017

By Travis Jacobs |

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhM5OPjEOPQ?t=1&width=700&height=393[/embedyt] Listen to the Business bLAWg on WBIX AM1260 with the lawyers from Boston business law and business litigation law firm, The Jacobs Law LLC. On this show, we discuss common issues small business owners deal with when classifying workers as independent contractors. Any business that uses independent contractors in Massachusetts should be… Finish Reading Business bLAWg WBIX AM1260 – Classifying Independent Contractors – June 24, 2017

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The #LowDown on Hashtag Protection

By Travis Jacobs |

Hashtags – words or phrases preceded by the ‘#’ symbol have grown into an important promotional tool for businesses on social media platforms like {Instagram, Facebook, Twitter}.  Many businesses create hashtags as part of a marketing campaign that helps drive consumer engagement with the business or product.  But can a hashtag creator claim intellectual… Finish Reading The #LowDown on Hashtag Protection

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The Importance of a Privacy Policy

By Travis Jacobs |

It is no secret that the public’s concerns over the use and protection of their personal data has intensified in recent years.  Today {companies, website owners, businesses} that collect the personal information of their {customers, clients, website visitors} are expected to establish and maintain detailed and effective plans to safeguard the storage and use… Finish Reading The Importance of a Privacy Policy

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The Primary Account Holder Trap

By Travis Jacobs |

Many small businesses rely on {company, business, corporate} credit cards as a convenient and integral part of their business.  However, many small business owners, especially those with multiple {partners, owners, shareholders}, are unaware of several issues related to business credit cards when they apply for a credit card.  If you are a small business… Finish Reading The Primary Account Holder Trap

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