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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. For example, at the local level, some cities may require businesses operating within their boundaries to obtain a business license. Additionally, cities may have ordinances that restrict the location of businesses to areas zoned for commercial use. At the state level, a business will have to comply with a state's labor and employment laws when hiring employees. This includes wage and hour regulations, as well as any workplace safety laws regulating the business. Additionally, the state may also regulate certain businesses (e.g., contractors, attorneys, doctors, cosmetologists, etc.) by imposing licensing requirements. Federal laws that may impact a business include antitrust laws, federal labor and employment laws, and immigration laws.

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  • CFPB Offers Reprieve to Banks on Foreign Remittance Transfers April 15, 2014 Photo credit: epSos.de In August of last year, I summarized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Foreign Remittance Transfer rules here on the North Carolina Business & Banking Law Blog. Those rules became effective in late October 2013. By…
  • Hiring Employees April 15, 2014 Now that you've committed to starting your new business, developed a solid business plan, obtained necessary financing, decided on a business entity and entered into a commercial lease, it's time to consider the hiring of employees. Whether or not…
  • The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West April 15, 2014 By Alixe Cormick Issuers need two exemptions when selling exempt market securities. ONE exemption, which provides relief from the obligation to file a prospectus and register the securities to be sold,[1] and a SECOND exemption, to provide relief…
  • Contest Law: "FTC First Shot Across the Bow: Is Your Social Media Contest Next?" April 15, 2014 Guest post by Amy Sullivan Cahill (member Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville KY) April 15, 2014 False, misleading or fake "likes", "favorites" or "endorsements" have been a topic on my mind recently and one that I have found quite interesting,…
  • Contest Law: "FTC First Shot Across the Bow: Is Your Social Media Contest Next?" April 15, 2014 Guest post by Amy Sullivan Cahill (member Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville KY) False, misleading or fake "likes", "favorites" or "endorsements" have been a topic on my mind recently and one that I have found quite interesting, particularly…