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What is an easement?

There is often a lot of confusion surrounding easements and what rights they provide. If someone else has one on your property, or you have one on another person's property, it's critical to know what legal rights and obligations it contains.

Here are a few key facts about an easement:

  • It allows a person who does not own the land to use it in a specific way.
  • It may only apply to a certain part of the land, rather than the entire property.
  • The person who has the easement can use the land, but he or she cannot occupy it.
  • The easement holder is also not allowed, in most cases, to stop other people from coming on the property. The only exception is if those people make it impossible for the person to properly use the easement.
  • The person who owns the land can still use the easement.
  • The landowner cannot stop the easement holder from entering the land or using it.

How do you fire an employee (without getting sued)?

How do you insulate your business from allegations of discrimination and still have the leeway you need to get rid of employees who aren't working out?

The best thing that you can do is adopt a solid set of employment policies that go into place from the moment you take on a new hire:

4 rules to follow when considering a commercial lease

A commercial lease is far more complicated than an ordinary rental.

Unfortunately, that's information that many new business owners don't have when they first start out. It may not be until they encounter a problem for the first time that they find out. By then, naturally, it could be too late to avoid a very expensive lesson.

Disney sues Redbox for copyright infringement

Like most Americans, it’s possible that you’ve enjoyed the convenience of a kiosk service to rent DVDs, Bluray discs and video games. However, the day and age of movies and games on discs are ending putting services like Redbox in hot water.

In order to remain competitive, Redbox is launching a Beta Version streaming service that provides its customers with movies and games on demand. This new service allows users to download movies, making Redbox competitive with other streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Youtube. But one company is claiming that what Redbox is doing is illegal and is taking them to court over it.

Homie expands to Arizona real estate market

Could Homie be the next Zillow, changing the way that the real estate industry works in massive ways?

The startup company from Utah, which combines technological know-how with traditional real estate practices, is expanding into the Arizona market. It's test market for the state is Pheonix.

Employee handbook issues to watch in 2018

The world is ever-changing. And arguably nowhere more so than the U.S. With the new administration focused on deregulation as well as state and local making changes to workplace law, 2018 will be an important time to review your employee handbook.

The policies in an employee handbook are used by employers to protect themselves from lawsuits, such as harassment claims, wrongful employment termination claims and discrimination claims. Employee handbooks also often contain a code of conduct for employees that establishes expectations for appropriate behavior in the workplace. And as a result, employee handbooks are in the best interests of both the business and the employees.

What causes construction defects and who is responsible for them?

Construction defects are a complex problem -- and the source of a lot of litigation.

Anything involved in the construction of your home or building that lowers its value is potentially a defect for which someone is legally liable.

Someone violated my business's copyright. What do I do?

As a small business owner, your business is special to you. You do your best to care for it and protect it at all costs. You invest so much of yourself and your finances into its success. So when someone infringes on your copyright, it can feel personal.

Small businesses may feel at a disadvantage in these cases, especially if the perpetrator is a larger corporation with more money and assets. What do you do if your copyright is infringed upon?

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