For most businesses, employees are extremely important. Without employees doing their jobs, nothing can get done. To protect themselves from some uncertainty, some businesses choose to have contracts with their employees. These business contracts help to make sure employees will stay with a company for a specific amount of time and define the employees' responsibilities. Many New Jersey employers operate without these employee contracts, but for the ones that have contracts, a contract dispute can bring business to a halt.
Positive relationships with employees can be extremely important for any New Jersey business. When employees are fundamentally unhappy, their performance can suffer and thereby negatively affect a business. On the other hand, businesses need to stay profitable and cannot bow to every employee demand.
Google recently announced the launch of its new business venture, Google Wallet. Last week, PayPal and eBay sued Google over Google Wallet, saying that the service was developed by former PayPal and eBay employees who had illegally shared trade secrets and intellectual property with Google. PayPal and eBay are alleging breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets in the development of Google Wallet because former employees of both companies were instrumental in Google's new online payment service.
If you are planning to start a new business you might also be hoping to do well enough to hire an employee or two and keep growing from there. Before you hire your first employee, however, you have a lot of things to consider to make sure that your business is following all federal labor laws and New Jersey labor laws. Becoming an employer can be as much of a job as forming a new business was. To protect yourself as an employer and to protect your business, it is best to fully figure out all employment policies and logistics before you begin hiring employees.
Cable giant Comcast is hoping to have its $30 billion merger with NBC Universal approved by the FCC and Justice Department antitrust regulators by early next year. The deal has faced criticism and skepticism from media watchdog and consumer groups. Comcast has always said that the merger will be good for consumers. Now, as reported in the previous post, Comcast is facing more challenges from the Writers Guild of America.
Cable giant Comcast Corp. is currently awaiting government approval for its $30 billion merger deal with NBC Universal. The FCC and antitrust regulators with the Justice Department are currently reviewing the deal and deciding what restrictions they should impose on the merger in order to keep competition alive among programming distribution companies.