Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Recently a client came to me and asked me to simplify their employment documents. I read through the company’s standard employment agreement, confidentiality agreement, separation agreement, and other documents that employers regularly give to employees. They read...
As discussed here, two vehicles are commonly used to protect inventions – patents and trade secrets. Patents typically are better suited for protecting inventions that can be easily copied or reverse-engineered, for example, many products. Trade secret...
While #MeToo has certainly (and appropriately) heightened our awareness of workplace issues, the most debated question in harassment training has long been: “Is it OK to hug my coworker?” The debate never gets easier, in part...

Of course you do. Every business has IP (intellectual property) in one form or another, whether a trademark, a logo, a customer list, a newly-developed device or process, a secret formula or recipe, a product manual, or advertising...
At this time of year, businesses often revise their employment policies to be consistent with new laws that frequently go into effect at the beginning of a new year. While Ohio does not have any significant new employment laws...
There are many times your business needs to decide: should I dig in and fight, or is it time to cave (frankly) and focus our energies on the more positive aspects of our business? This dilemma could be big...
Businesses have begun to adopt litigation finance as a tool to protect their interests without sustaining the outlay of litigation costs. But what is litigation finance? At its core, litigation finance is the recognition of a business’ legal rights as...
Every one of your employees is going to look different and act differently, and it’s good to remember that as an employer, you shouldn’t make assumptions about an employee’s ability without actually seeing what he or she can do. There...

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