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E-Commerce: a Legal Primer

Why Start an E-Commerce Business? In 2016, Apple increased its online sales by 40% to a total of $16.8 billion – a larger increase than Amazon. At the same time, retailers like J.C. Penny’s and Macy’s closed stores and redirected money into their ever-growing online stores. These are just a few of the examples of

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The Importance of Online Terms of Use – Clickwrap and Browsewrap

Terms of Use on Websites Website operators function in a risky legal environment for liability. All web operators, especially for commercial websites, have a constant influx of users either purchasing products or merely visiting their webpages. All these web operators have duties to the rights of their users. Those duties can include adhering to online

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Independent Contractor or Employee?

Business owners often qualify their workers with the IRS as independent contractors instead of employees. The benefit to the employer is obvious – no payroll tax, minimum wage, overtime, meal periods and rest breaks, and no responsibility for things like unemployment insurance, disability insurance, or social security. However, although the temptation to classify a worker

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