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ow to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Outsourcing to Freelancers

Businesses of all sizesand industries outsource work to non-employees or independent contractors at various points of  their life cycle. A mature enterprise may outsource cthe customer service  chowever often use outsourcing to build a minimum viable product to test he tartrtup’s chances of success before an official product launch. all cente rjob function overseas to […]

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THE STARTUP EMPLOYEE GUIDE TO PROTECTING RESTRICTED STOCK

In the early stages of your startup, you’re going to want to build the best team available, but many of you won’t have money to pay your team members what they’re worth, or anything for that matter. You’re going to have to sell the shit out of your vision and the ability to execute it […]

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11 THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO REVIEW BEFORE USING UNPAID INTERNS IN NEW YORK

There may come a moment in your business cycle where you feel that there is growth potential, but realize you can’t afford to take advantage of it because you are in the initial stages of your growth cycle. Some start ups may go with part time employees, but many will try to use interns. With […]

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ILLINOIS MAY BE THE SECOND STATE TO BAN EMPLOYERS FROM ASKING APPLICANTS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA PASSWORDS.. SHOULD NEW YORK FOLLOW SUIT?

Illinois may follow Maryland’s lead in passing legislation that ban what is now becoming part of the hiring process nation wide, asking job applicants for their social media passwords as part of the employment screening process. The Illinois Senate voted unanimously to pass this bill on May 23rd. The House had already approved the bill on […]

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THE 3 MAIN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ISSUING A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

One of the first things a company should do prior to hiring anyone is create work policy in a written form to give to all employees so that they will know what conduct you will and will not tolerate as an employer.  In this brave new world of the Facebooks, Linked Ins, Googles, etc. many […]

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