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From Obamacare to Uber, the Law Plays Catch-Up to the Freelance EconomyBy Charley Moore
Two key legal decisions, one by the U.S. Supreme Court and one by the lesser known California Labor Commission, reinforce the challenge courts face in keeping pace with the technology-driven shift to an independent workforce. The American health care model, centered around employer-provided coverage, left tens of millions uninsured. So, the government came up with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
SMB's Are Changing the Way They Do BusinessBy Lisa Honey
At a time where technology is more affordable and practical than ever before, small business owners have jumped at the opportunity to mix up the way they do business. As the small business landscape continues to shift, owners have looked to these four areas in order to stay ahead of the curve: Independent Contractors, Going Mobile, Increasing Online Presence, and Protecting IP: Trademarks & Patents.
Put this on your bucket list: Make a willBy Jeff Reeves
For Americans busy trying to pay the bills and shuttle the kids to soccer, the last thing on their minds is their mortality. According to a 2015 Rocket Lawyer estate-planning survey by Harris Poll, 64% of Americans don't have a will. Of those without a plan, about 27% said there isn't an urgent need for them to make one—and 15% said they don't need one at all.
LSC's James Sandman: We Need Technology & ParaprofessionalsBy Monica Bay
James Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation, has been immersed in the challenge of providing basic civil legal services to the underprivileged. Before joining LSC, Sandman served as president of the District of Columbia bar from 2006-2007, and from 2007 to 2011, Sandman served as general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools. He earned his J.D. at University of Pennsylvania Law School, which honored him with its Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award in 2011.
Rocket Lawyer Team Makes the Inc. 500 | August 2012
Rocket Lawyer joins the ranks of Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Vizio and Oracle as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
Rocket Lawyer Team Makes the Inc. 5000 | September 2013
For the second year running, Rocket Lawyer is listed as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
Best Advice: Find the Pony in the PitchBy Charley Moore
Early in my career, as a summer associate (intern) at Venture Law Group (VLG), a Silicon Valley start up law firm, I was fortunate to have a great mentor.
While I was still not even out of law school, VLG founder Craig Johnson let me tag along with him to board meetings and client pitches. I had little perspective at the time, being so inexperienced, but, a few of these tiny companies became enormous businesses, while many more of them eventually failed. Regardless of their ultimate economic value, however, almost all of these startups helped to expand progress and knowledge in their fields, from Internet to medical devices to optical networking.
Why Small Towns Are Boons for Small BusinessBy Charley Moore
With most major companies headquartered in urban hubs such as San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago, Main Street is not usually the first place that comes to mind when discussing entrepreneurship.
But believe it or not, 63 percent of small business owners say smaller cities are better for small business, according to Rocket Lawyer's most recent Semi-Annual Small Business Index.
Start 2014 Right With These Four Legal Tips For Your Small BusinessBy Lisa Honey
As 2014 rolls in, many of us are thinking about how we can improve ourselves (and work off too much holiday feasting).
It's also a great time for small business owners to self-reflect on the previous year's missteps and to course-correct for a smoother, more prosperous year. While shoring up your company's legal preparedness may not be the most exciting New Year's resolution, it can be one of the most critical.
Rocket Lawyer's founder & executive chairman explains how companies in crisis can get ahead of bad news.An interview with Charley Moore
Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?By Charley Moore
Remember the movie Gladiator? Commodus, the bad son, murdered his aging father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, preventing him from passing the empire down to his adopted good son, Maximus. Thus, instead of carrying on a centuries old tradition of merit-based succession, power passed to an unworthy blood relative and corruption followed.
What does this have to do with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg? Well, according to the $5 billion IPO filing, legal documents give him absolute control over the post-IPO company, even beyond the grave, just like a Roman emperor. That kind of power can have unintended consequences.
Will the Health Care Law Help or Hurt Small Businesses?By Charley Moore
When it comes to government, businesses want certainty above all else. Investors, entrepreneurs and managers need to know the rules so they can properly execute decisions. As far as healthcare regulation is concerned, the landscape became less uncertain when Chief Justice John Roberts issued a near complete ratification of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on June 28.
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