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Understanding the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015

Trade secret protections for business owners in Texas include both state and federal laws. However, these are not always defined well enough to prevent a wayward employee from embezzlement or fraud of a company’s private resources. According to Congress.gov, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 is an attempt to inhibit unfair competition from former employees at the federal level.

Commercial real estate contract of purchase and sale

When purchasing commercial real estate in Houston, a person or company must go through a process in order to ensure that the transaction is legal and binding. According to the Houston Chronicle, these complex business deals typically require a purchase and sale contract with terms that must be fulfilled to complete the real estate sale. Otherwise, the final agreement may not be binding.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

From civil rights to safety, the federal government has created rules and regulations for employers in Texas and other states in the nation to follow. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a federal employment law targeted specifically at eliminating fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses on jobsites across the country.

When you need legal advice

In the course of starting and running a company in Houston, Texas, an entrepreneur may encounter dozens of legal issues that require at least a rudimentary familiarity with business law. Filing forms and applications, getting an employer identification number and ensuring that buildings are compliant with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are just a few examples of instances where it might be necessary to find legal information before proceeding.

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