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Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad

Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad

When a company decides to expand internationally, not only must it take with it resources such as materials, capital and personnel, but also the trade secrets which it hopes will give it a competitive advantage in its new market.  Protecting…

UK Terms & Conditions Not Fit for US Market

UK Terms & Conditions Not Fit for US Market

A common but serious mistake of UK companies selling goods in the United States is the assumption that the terms and conditions they use in the UK will be effective under US law.  Terms and conditions in both the UK…

Dangers of Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Dangers of Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Businesses quite naturally seek to reduce expenses, streamline operations and reinvest returns. This is especially true for a UK company establishing itself in America, where expenses involved with a foreign presence must be vigilantly monitored.  One tempting way of reducing…

Visas for Doing Business in the USA

Visas for Doing Business in the USA

Getting advice regarding visa requirements when you need can be priceless in avoiding a bureaucratic nightmare.  I am grateful to Janice Flynn  of US Visa Solutions for providing the following: Avoid US Visa Pitfalls When Doing Business in the US…

2012 US Employment Law Update

2012 US Employment Law Update

For a UK company establishing a branch or subsidiary in the USA, one of the most unfamiliar areas of regulation involves employment law, as that is an area where the UK and America have extremely divergent  rules. It is commonly…

Where to Incorporate in The United States

Where to Incorporate in The United States

One of the first issues facing a UK company that wishes to expand and do business in the United States is, where to locate its business.  Often in these considerations questions arise such as, “Should I incorporate in Delaware?”  The…

US License v. Franchise: Be Careful!

US License v. Franchise: Be Careful!

Franchising in the US is a far more complicated and expensive affair than in the UK, a difference that both surprises and confuses small UK companies eagerly wishing to offer their business model to the massive American market.  On more…

Law firm fires 14 employees for wearing orange shirts

Law firm fires 14 employees for wearing orange shirts

Thank you for visiting the new Truecourse Ltd website. Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be periodically updating this section with interesting news, stories and explanations of US law and business practice.

Until this portion of the website is more fully developed, please have a look at a recent story from Florida about an extreme example of the doctrine of “at will” employment and the ironic twists it can take.

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