Learn about small business law at webinar, Roanoke workshop

Aug 15, 2013
Learn about small business law at webinar, Roanoke workshop

What’s the difference between an LLC and an S-corporation? Is your newest worker technically an employee or independent contractor? What is unfair competition?

These days, entrepreneurs practically need a J.D. to understand the legal ramifications of owning a business. Or they must hire an attorney and pay hourly fees for help.

Two upcoming events - a webinar this month from the National Federation of Independent Business and a September workshop in Roanoke - will answer some of their pressing legal questions.

“Top Legal Issues Facing Small Businesses: The Perspective from Your Lawyer” starts at noon (EST) Aug. 28 on the NFIB's website. Joshua D. Wolson, partner at Dilworth Paxson in Philadelphia, will discuss the most common laws that apply to small businesses. Wolson will examine a typical business at all stages of development, from creating a startup to hiring that first employee to passing the reins to a successor.

The free webinar is sponsored by the NFIB.

To register, click here.

"The Legal Issues Involving Unfair Competition" is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center. Joshua Treece, a labor and employment attorney at Woods Rogers, will explain non-compete agreements, business torts and other topics related to competitive conduct.

The workshop is $25. Click here to register.