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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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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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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 legal to create automations of websites in India?

Is it legal to create automations of websites in India using Python? There are Flash Sales on every E-commerce sites nowadays, and ordering manual fails to receive goods as they get out of stock in ...
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Can a minor file for a Business Certificate in Massachusetts?

I am a minor living in the state of Massachusetts and I am interested in getting a "doing business as" / Business certificate. I am already doing business in my town (online sales), however, I wanted ...
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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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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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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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Trading card booster packs, loot boxes, the lottery, and your interpretation

I'm a prospective law student currently conducting research on the legality of loot boxes in the United States, and I find Magic the Gathering very relevant. (Reference for Loot Boxes and Booster ...
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Can someone else register my trading name and stop me from using it?

Lets say I have a registered limited company called ABC Limited. I have a trading name called ABC Events. Technically speaking the name ABC Events is not registered at the companies house so could ...
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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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What are the legal obligations of non-profit organizations as distinct from for-profit?

For-profit businesses have many obligations such as paying taxes, keeping records, fair hiring practices, proper classification of employees, etc. Many of these obligations are shared by non-profit ...
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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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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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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?

Can an app allow users to make bets among users and based on the outcome of that bet the winning party will receive payment from the loosing party? Would this require a gambling licence? If not, what ...
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Survivability of agreement clause

Landlord signs an agreement with a service to provide laundry equipment. Later, landlord sells building. The agreement has a clause that reads "this lease agreement will survive any sale, assignment,...
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Applying for business insurance

I have a UK based business that offers software development services and consultancy. The company has been set up via my accountant on company house, the registered office address is their address as ...
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Is it mandatory to register a business account at online shops?

I have a small computer business. I order about 5 devices (printers/SSDs/notebooks/...) total for my clients a month in different online stores. On many online stores you can register as private ...
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Is a license required to be an art dealer in NYC?

If Alice wishes to buy and sell art in New York City, New York, USA, is she required to obtain a license from any regulatory board or agency at any level of government?
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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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Sales tax nexus in Illinois for a “startup”?

I had a question around whether I would fall into sales tax nexus in Illinois. I have read through Illinois’ Revenue and tax information(https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/Businesses/Pages/default.aspx) ...
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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 Mobile App Terms of Use contain General liability release?

The intent is a smart phone based app, which functions as a service(think ride share type of services). Wish to provide said service without insurance to test market feasibility. Definition(s): '...
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UK Courts Question: What was the judges final decision that may be cited as precedent in these cases?

Sheriff Court at Kirkcaldy: David Boyack v The Royal Bank of Scotland ( this case was referred to in the "Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v. Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and ...
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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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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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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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How to sell prepared food for fundraising?

I've been making hot sauce for personal use & gifts for a year and have had enough interest where I'm considering selling it and donating the income to charity (for example, through the Raise Your ...
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How would one go about starting an electric car company?

A long time aspiration of mine has been to build an electric car (initially with no autonomous driving capabilities) to take to the public market in California and/or Illinois, as those are my two ...
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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 ...