Legal Information for U.S. Organizations (Businesses and Nonprofits)

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

Sections of This Topic Include

Advertising / Marketing Laws ("truth in advertising", etc.)
Basics About U.S. Law
Business Contracts
Employee Law (major topics and laws, employee contracts, at-will, noncompete, etc.)
Federal Charter Documents - U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
General Counsel Role
General Resources (sites with multiple areas of legal information)
Lawyers (getting, using, power of attorney, etc.)
Libraries, Directories and Other References
Nonprofit-Specific Legal Information (NOTE: most other topics apply to nonprofits, too)
Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
Enterprise Law (starting organizations, legal forms of organizations, etc.)
Federal Laws
State Laws
Telecommunications Laws
Email Archiving in the US -The key laws that affect your business

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