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Q: As a developer, does my employer own rights to my side projects that I work on in my own time and on my own hardware?

In my employer’s employment agreement:

“As between Company and myself, I agree that all right, title, and interest in and to any and all copyrightable material, notes, records, drawings, designs, inventions, improvements, developments, discoveries and trade secrets conceived,... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jul 1, 2019

That is what they are asking for. You would need to consult with an employment attorney in your state to see if this would be enforceable under local law.

This is an overreach by the company. Normally, they limit this sort of agreement to inventions or software related to their line of...
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Q: Can I own a construction company, and a rental company?

The construction company will rent everything from the rental company; Tools, company vehicles, job trailers, etc. The rental company will only suppy the construction company. Would doing this fall under embezzlement?

Benton R Patterson III answered on May 3, 2018

There is nothing inherently illegal about owning one company that rents equipment to another company you also own. In fact, this may be a useful structure to limit a creditor's ability to go after the equipment. Although, you must properly account for and pay taxes on the transactions. You also... Read more »

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Q: Are Alabama Non-Profit Corporations tax exempt? Are donations made to them tax-deductible?

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Dec 6, 2016

When properly established non-profit entities are exempt from federal and state income taxes, property tax, personal property tax, and state sales and use tax on purchases. They are still subject to employment tax withholding, sales and use tax withholding on sales of goods, and excise taxes. For... Read more »

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Q: Seeking the alabama code that requries all incorporations to be represented by an attorney in court

Charles Snyderman answered on Jan 27, 2013

In small claims court, representation by an attorney is optional. ALA CODE § 12-12-31 : Alabama Code - Section 12-12-31

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Q: Do i need a lawyer to get a liquor license in the state of alabama

Mr. Joshua Benjamin Key answered on Apr 21, 2011

Not necessarily. It really depends on what your total situation is. If you are just trying to get a license for a job or other reasons you should contact the district office that works the county where the retail establishment is located and they should be able to provide all of the necessary... Read more »

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