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Find legal information to make sure your small business is compliant with labor laws, insurance rules and other legal regulations.

Labor Laws & Regulations


Looking Ahead to Tonight's State of the Union Address

The State of the Union Address is happening tonight. Here's what we'd like to hear the President focus on for the benefit of sm...


Why Small Business Owners Should Care About Employee Misclassifications

To avoid problems, consult an accountant, tax professional or tax attorney specializing in worker classification

Copyright, Patents & Trademarks


DIY Legal Services: Are They Right for Your Business?

Do-it-yourself legal services can offer owners a way to start their businesses without the costly legal fees. But are these ser...


Lazy Legal Mistakes Your Small Business Should Avoid

From mixing business and personal finances to trademark disputes, these seemingly minor legal oversights can cost your company ...

Lawyers & Legal Aid


Back to Work

What the law says about reservist employees returning to your small business


Diversity in the Workplace

Legal experts offer advice on workplace practices

Legal Tips


When Does a Commute Count as Overtime?

Avoid fines and penalties by following these simple rules.


How to Handle a Whistleblower

Here’s what to know—and how to protect yourself—if an employee reports wrongdoing to the government.

Lawsuits & Liability


Small Business in the Courts

NFIB is involved in several Supreme Court cases during the 2014 term.


Policing Employees' Use of Social Media

Should online comments be cause for termination?



How to Avoid an Immigration Audit

Take these five steps to protect your business


Hispanic Small Business Owners' Top Political and Economic Concerns

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, State Sen. Lou Correa and Gov. Susana Martinez discuss Hispanic small business owners' concerns.