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Alexander Patton Montgomery

Alexander Montgomery’s Legal Guides

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  • Are Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable in Ohio?

    In short, yes. It is well established under Ohio law that a non-competition agreement of reasonable duration and geographic scope is enforceable if properly made part of an employment agreement. However, the courts will treat these agreements withskepticismand carefully scrutiniz...

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  • Is Your Criminal Background Check Policy Violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?

    Criminal background checks for employment purposes are commonplace. But recent literature from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing employment discrimination laws, has suggested that certain criminal background check polici...

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  • Six Essential Agreements Your Business Needs to Protect Its Intellectual Property

    Whether youre a start-up business or an existing business, protecting your intellectual property is vital. Intellectual property includes your trade secrets, customer lists, recipes, inventions, and much more. If your business is not using all of the six agreements described in t...

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  • Does Your Business Need a Work for Hire Agreement?

    The answer to this question is Yes if you want to own the work an independent contractor just created for your business without having to obtain the contractors permission and pay him or her royalties. Typically, any work created by an independent contractor is owned by the contr...

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  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act Safe Harbor Provisions

    If you operate a website that allows users to post or generate content, you may be liable for contributory copyright infringement. With statutory damages between $750 and $30,000 per work, or actual damages, available to aggrieved parties, liability for infringement can easily ru...

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  • Complying with OSHA: Basic Requirements

    The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), created in 1970, is a federal agency designed to assure safe and healthful conditions for workers through the implementation of various safety regulations, procedures, and enforcement mechanisms. All private workers are cove...

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  • Protecting Customer and Employee Personal Information: Ohio’s Data Security Breach Notification Law

    If your company collects the personal information of customers or employees on its computers and those people are residents of Ohio, it is vital that you establish a system to protect this information and respond accordingly in the event of a security breach. Ohio Revised Code Se...

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  • Selecting a Strong Trademark: The Four Types of Marks

    When selecting a trademark, there are two important considerations: (1) avoiding the likelihood of confusion with other marks and (2) selecting a strong mark in the legal sense. A likelihood of confusion will occur when your mark is the same or similar to another mark that indent...

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  • Does Your Social Media Policy Violate the Law?

    Employers are increasingly using social media policies to regulate what their employees say online in an effort to protect their companys reputation. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that enforces the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA...

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  • What is a Copyright and What Does it Give Me?

    Copyright protection finds its roots in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution, which gives Congress the power [t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings...

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