Noncompetes and Startups

Your startup is really starting to take off. Your product is selling well, you’re developing great relationships with suppliers, and your clients…


Mind the Gap: Expansion of California’s Fair Pay Act and Complying with Emerging Wage Laws

Federal, state and local employment laws are regularly evolving. Predictably, it can be difficult for startup companies to keep up with the emerging…


Can you Hire an Unpaid Intern? FLSA’s New Interpretation Gives Startups More Freedom to Do So

For most early-stage startups, the team will always need one more person to help. Hiring interns, therefore, becomes an ideal choice. Interns can…


The U.S. Immigration System and a Workaround for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

An Overview of the U.S. Immigrant System The United States has long been the country of choice for talented and ambitious immigrants. Immigrant…


Employee Arbitration Clauses and Protecting Your Startup in an Uncertain Legal Landscape

Many in the general workforce see working for a startup company or newly founded venture as a “hot” career move, sitting at their desks pondering…


The Rift Between Companies: Oculus v. Zenimax

ZeniMax Media and Oculus are embroiled in a dispute over the intellectual property rights incorporated in the Rift product. Have you heard of the…


The Perils of Contracting Through Third Party Websites

The internet has a wealth of resources for start-ups, from legal and venture financing blogs to form documents and state entity-formation pages.…


How to Find Software Development for a Minimally Viable Product

  Startups often find themselves in search of developers for their minimally viable product. A common issue for startups is where to find software…


Hiring Tips for First Time Entrepreneurs

Your startup company is taking off, and you find yourself wanting to share the workload with others.  Now’s the time to bring on new people.  You…


Tips For Using Social Media To Build Your Personal Brand

You can use social media to help establish the characteristics that make your offering unique. These days everyone is trying to develop their…