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What licenses and registrations are required to start a home business repackaging food in NY?

I'd like to start a home business repackaging food in New York State in the US. For example, let's say I'm buying 10kg bags of rice from the supermarket and I want to put them into jars each ...
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Sharing pricing information as a customer

I am getting pricing quotes from two companies, A and B. The sales representative of company A asked me to send them the quote from company B, so that they can talk their management into offering me a ...
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Quebec language law and "French First" requirement

Suppose I am developing an application for company A which will be used by A's employees worldwide. A has offices in Quebec, Canada. I am aware that local laws exist in Quebec which protect workers ...
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Should I Reinstate My Business In Order To Dissolve It?

I have an LLC (in New Jersey) that I created about 8 years ago purely for tax purposes. I was self-employed at the time, and I thought by having an LLC, I could write off a bunch of expenses, and save ...
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Is it illegal to sell a picture of an item (rather than the actual item) with the intent of fooling automated scripts into purchasing it?

As of right now, a lot of scalpers are setting up bots that are buying up hard to get things like capture cards, Xbox Series X, and PS5s. Is it illegal for someone to post a picture of one of these ...
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Can a minor be "self-employed?"

I would like to sell web design services, but I don't know where to begin with the legal details. Is there anything that I have to look out for? Do I have to pay taxes? I am 17 years old.
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Dispute began under previous contract, new contract signed, which applies?

Here is a simple scenario to explain my question: A contract is signed in January, this contains non-competes and IP clauses. A dispute begins around the non-compete and IP clauses in February. ...
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Is it legal (in Europe, Belgium) to publish prices from unaffiliated establishments?

Say I want to publish the pricelist from the store down the road, without their consent, on my own website. Is this legal? If not, what should I do to enable the publishing of other businesses prices?
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Making a paid app using Youtube API

For a school project we need to make a small business start-up. For our start-up we are going to make a music app which uses the Youtube API to play the videos. We also need to think how we can make ...
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Do companies formed in other states require a separate registration in California?

Various online resources claim that if you register a company in another state while living in California, then under California law, you have to also register the company in California as a "foreign" ...
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Ensuring Promised Equity is well secured when joining a start up

I am currently working for a start up and we have been talking about an equity deal, where I would be compensated with some percentage of the company plus salary. I want to ensure everything is ...
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Could something like CyberBunker be legally ran in the US?

CyberBunker is the name of a company and Soviet-era nuclear bunker that has been converted to a datacenter in Holland. They made some news a few years ago when they were raided by a SWAT team, but the ...
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How far does a boycott need to go before it's considered illegal?

The story here is as follows: The /tg/-goers among us may know it better, but several months ago, a small outfit called Postmortem Studios released a card game called "Gamergate: the Card Game.&...
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List of motor vehicle work (car or motorcycle) that requires licensed mechanic when performed by a for-profit business in Ontario?

When I retire, I'd like to open up my own garage, but don't want the overhead and stress of having to hire a licensed mechanic, and don't want to get certified myself. I know there are certain things ...
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In UK law, are any business banking contracts considered unfair and therefore unlawful?

The bank we use for our business banking charged us US$1,300 recently. We incurred the charge by mistakenly initiating two identical transfers on online banking between accounts which have two ...
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Is ETL or UL necessary to retail AC chargers?

Theoretical: I wish to import and sell wall chargers in the USA. I realize it is a good idea to get a safety certificate that signifies my product meets national safety standards to avoid being sued....
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Business legislation regarding selling homemade cosmetics

My business partner and I are looking to start a UK based hair product business which is 100% plant based and made from natural ingredients. Shampoo's, conditioners etc. All products are created from ...
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Terms of Contract changed during drafting of Written Contract

I entered into discussions with an owner to purchase his business. During the process I agreed verbally and via email to pay for the owners lawyer to draft the purchase and sale agreements. The ...
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Would it be considered ethical for two brothers to work as executives at competing public companies?

Let's say Bruce is CFO at Exxon Mobil and his brother Clark works under the CTO at BP. Considering possible implications of the fact that these brothers are expected as siblings to have a reasonably ...
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Can an existing employer force use of personal vehicle?

If an employee refuses to use their own car for business purposes (although it was never mentioned before commencement of employment and is not mentioned in the employment contract), is it possible to ...
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Multiple LLC's lawsuit question

If you have a parent LLC that owns several other LLCs are you still protected. For instance if one of the child LLCs lands a lawsuit can that lawsuit effect your other LLC or the Parent LLC and you ...
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Change an S-Corp to a Sole Proprietorship

A bit of background: I'm working towards building a business selling on Amazon. I've been doing this for less than 2 months, and have less than $200 in sales, whereas I've spent about $700 on this. In ...
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US: What is the purpose of "club" in retail outlets

I'm thinking of: BJ's Wholesale Sams Club Costco Does a member/club relationship legally confer some business advantages? Is it true that that they are not public access stores, because you must be ...
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What happens if a company denies repair of a digital device under warranty?

I hope I'm posting this on the right board. I would just like to ask for advice on this issue of mine regarding a telecom company (PLDT). So the thing is, My mother signed up for an internet plan with ...
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Companies that self-insure for employee health plans in the US - reporting requirements?

In the US, do companies which self-insure for the health care plans they offer employees have any duty to make a publicly accessible financial report on their health care plans? That is to say - are ...
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How to correct an LLC Entity Name in California?

I recently purchased an LLC via LegalZoom and they made a mistake by adding a comma in my LLC Name. I was told that I had to cough up over $150 just to get it corrected through them so I wanted to do ...
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Possible to receive compensation as part of a class right after the submission deadline?

A friend and I learned that we are a members of a class moments before the deadline to submit the required forms for the settlement. That deadline was approved by a judge, and therefore I think it is ...
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Does a conscientious objector have the same rights as someone with religious exemption?

There are several laws that allow the omission of an SSN to employers and non-governmental agencies. The general context of those laws is a religious basis. As America becomes more secular, I wonder ...
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List of things that are illegal to sell online?

I'm looking for a list of products/things/services that are illegal to sell online. Preferably not just things that are illegal to sell in person as well. For instance, I believe it is illegal to ...
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Does allowing bets between people require a gambling licence?

Suppose that an app allows users to make bets among themselves. Based on the outcome being bet on, the winning party will receive payment from the losing party. Is this legal? Would this require a ...
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Can recursive acronyms for projects consist trademark brands?

Example of known recursive acronyms: GNU - GNU's Not Unix Linux - Linux Is Not Unix Can you use similar approach by including into your project name the letters from major registered trademark ...
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Can I use a pseudonym for my business if I already have an LLC set up?

I already have an LLC on which I plan to create a self-publishing company. The problem is I'd like to write for both children and adults, and thought having a pseudonym for the children's books would ...
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Can a non-canadian outside of Canada obtain a SIN for the purpose of opening a business?

Can a non-Canadian outside of Canada obtain a Social Insurance Number SIN for the purpose of opening a business or are they only available for Canadians and people residing inside of Canada?
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Have plaintiff allegations in complaint ever been considered slander of title?

Let's say that a business owner A maliciously sues a competing business owner B alleging that business owner B has stolen trade secrets that contained information about business owner A's customers ...
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Can I solicit investments in a private Facebook group?

I was told that soliciting investments for my business in public without registering at the bursa is illegal. Is it legal to solicit investment in a closed/private Facebook group? Is a private group ...
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What happens if a LLC Member fills out the LLC license with Malicious intent in the state of Mississippi

If There are 2 members of a LLC and a verbal agreement in which one Partner has 65% of the company and the other Partner had 35% of the company but the Partner with 35% of the company set up the LLC ...
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What subcontracting rights does court-ordered daycare have?

I live in the United States. A woman asked my wife to provide daycare for her children. The woman is going through a divorce and isn't on speaking terms with her husband. The husband, who has moved ...
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Can I use photos from my current job to promote my own business?

I am self employed but work for a company that does seawalls. I am the foreman and do all the work with the help of one or more of my boss' employees. Can I take a picture of the work I do for him ...
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Is it legal to sell gases for human consumption (as supplements or otherwise) such as oxygen, nitrogen, or nitrous oxide

This question is based on the FDA's Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, where they list medical gases as being regulated by the FDA. There is ambiguity, however, as the act puts an emphasis on high ...
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Inquiry of an 'American' company?

I'm dealing with an investment company that claims to be an 'American' company but is registered at BVI (British Virgin Island). I can't find any physical U.S. address at its website and it is the ...