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Broad answers to specific business legal questions (with multiple disclaimers), Legally Sound | Smart Business is a podcast geared towards small business owners. Hosted by attorneys Nasir N. Pasha and Matt Staub of Pasha Law, Legally Sound | Smart Business touches on a variety of topics, usually from a legal point of view, with an occasional laugh.

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Broad answers to specific business legal questions (with multiple disclaimers), Legally Sound | Smart Business is a podcast geared towards small business owners. Hosted by attorneys Nasir N. Pasha and Matt Staub of Pasha Law, Legally Sound | Smart Business touches on a variety of topics, usually from a legal point of view, with an occasional laugh.

    Employers vs. Employees: When Are Employment Restrictions Fair? [e318]

    Employers vs. Employees: When Are Employment Restrictions Fair? [e318]

    When it comes to Restrictive Covenants, employers are fighting to keep their company safe while employees may use them to their advantage. Keep listening to find out if the Employer or the Employee wins this battle.







    Round 1: Trade Secrets







    A company's trade secrets encompass a whole range of information and are one of the most valuable assets that a company can own and protect. Trade secrets are a vulnerable form of intellectual capital, so there is a big risk for the employers.









    https://www.youtube.com/embed/nOmEKmdArto









    Round 2: Non-Competes







    Non-Competes are not legal in all states, but in those where they are, they can be a significant advantage for employers. Employees, on the other hand, in the states that are legal may find it difficult to find a new job.









    https://www.youtube.com/embed/9JkCS5RJE1w









    Round 3: Non-Solicitation of Clients, Suppliers & Vendors







    Good employees are hard to come by and employers who have them want to keep them. Non-solicitation agreements protect you from the harm that can be caused by a former employee poaching these customers or employees to a competitor.









    https://www.youtube.com/embed/5JQLfge4I4g









    Round 4: Poaching







    Think of service providers, engineering firms, marketing companies, staffing firms, etc. In order to prevent clients from hiring away personnel, many service contracts contain “no-poach” provisions that restrict employees from being hired by another service provider.









    https://www.youtube.com/embed/WGY7DPWJ1no









    Round 5: Confidentiality







    A company has little to lose and much to gain by using confidentiality agreements. Confidential information plays an important role in business competitiveness and success. It is also necessary to ensure the protection of company trade secrets under state or federal laws.









    https://www.youtube.com/embed/hp5MxwbxFE4









    Full Podcast TranscriptThis is Legally Sound Smart Business where your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub, cover business in the news and add their awesome legal twist. Legally Sound Smart Business is a podcast brought to you by Pasha Law PC – a law firm representing your business in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas. Here are your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub.

    NASIR: All right. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! This is our 318th episode of Legally Sound Smart Business. It’s a big milestone. 318, of course, is very well known to be a pretty significant threshold. Once you pass that mark, you’ve made it, so we’re very happy about that.

    MATT: I think that’s because my hometown area code is 317. We’ve hit that. Now, we’re above that, and we’re past all the previous parts of my life.

    NASIR: That’s precisely correct. Of course, 318th episode – traditionally, we cover restrictive covenants. That’s something that’s been established for many years. And so, 318, of course, I should say restrictive covenants in general is something that everyone is interested in. It covers everything from non-competes to trade secrets to confidentiality – you name it.

    Of course, at Legally Sound Smart Business, we like to take different perspectives. And so, today, we are going to split it up, Matt. One of us is going to take the employer’s perspective, and the other one is going to take the employee’s perspective. You’ll have to decide who makes the better argument – if it is an argument, I guess. But we haven’t decided which side to take yet.

    MATT: Yes, we have to flip a coin, right?

    NASIR: That’s what I have here.

    • 57 min
    Vaccine Mandates Supreme Court Rulings [E317]

    Vaccine Mandates Supreme Court Rulings [E317]

    The Supreme Court rejected the nation's vaccine mandate. Businesses with 100 or more employees are NOT required to have their employees vaccinated or go through weekly testings. However, this policy remains in effect for health care facilities. In this episode of Legally Sound | Smart Business, the team sat down to discuss their thoughts on this ruling.

    • 11 min
    Business of Healthcare [e316]

    Business of Healthcare [e316]

    In this episode of Legally Sound | Smart Business by Pasha Law PC, Nasir and Matt cover the Business of Healthcare. There is more to the healthcare industry than just doctors and nurses. Many Americans have health insurance to cover their yearly needs, but most Americans are not aware of what really goes on behind the curtains. From fraud, contracts, staffing, and even the notorious 'Dr. Death', tune in for more details and perspective on the intricacies of the legal world as it pertains to medicine.







    Full Podcast TranscriptNASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast. Today, we are talking about the business of healthcare from a legal perspective. That’s what we do. I don’t think we’ve had an exclusive healthcare-related topic yet.

    MATT: It’s definitely taken the forefront in pop culture and what people have been talking about the last year and a half.

    This is Legally Sound Smart Business where your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub, cover business in the news and add their awesome legal twist. Legally Sound Smart Business is a podcast brought to you by Pasha Law PC – a law firm representing your business in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas. Here are your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub.

    NASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast. Today, we are talking about the business of healthcare from a legal perspective. That’s what we do.

    Welcome, Matt. It’s been at least a month since I’ve seen you in person via video. You look good.

    MATT: Virtually in person, if that even makes sense. Thanks. I try to. It’s a better time than it was this time last year.

    NASIR: That’s true. Very true. We’re still doing it virtual even though it’s 2021 and not 2020, but that also is the nature of being distant from each other as well, I suppose.

    What have we got today? Well, we’re doing healthcare. We are business attorneys, but we also specialize in the business of healthcare. I don’t think we’ve had an exclusive healthcare-related topic yet. Of course, we’re really deep in healthcare in Texas and California. And so, a lot of our topics are going to be related to that, but I’m excited for this.

    MATT: Yeah. Obviously, healthcare has been very primarily featured in the news the last year and a half particularly with what seems to be just an everchanging thing of different rules and regulations that need to be followed. I don’t want to get too deep into it because we’re going to talk about a lot of those today, but it’s definitely taken the forefront in pop culture and what people have been talking about the last year and a half.

    NASIR: Yeah. I think one of the biggest things that I keep hearing from both current clients and new clients is telemedicine. There have been rule changes on a CMS level. When it comes to what you can and can’t do from a telemedicine visit has completely changed since the pandemic has come. The realities of what people are more willing to do now – instead of doing an office visit, doing a virtual visit. I think that consumers have had a paradigm shift in that regard as well.

    MATT: It touches on what you said at the beginning of this episode. You know, seeing each other virtually. It was just a necessity on what some physicians had to do. It was just a matter of survival. Obviously, there were in-person visits for when it needs to be, but a lot of physicians and other parts of healthcare shifted to that virtual setup just out of they had to do it.

    NASIR: Right. I mean, I know I’ve had – both personally and for family members – multiple virtual visits whereas before I don’t even think I had one, but let’s talk about it. It’s actually pretty interesting because the Teladoc model – you can call it a Teladoc model – it’s not a unique model, actually. It’s a model that many physician practices use in states where they have what’s called the prohibition of a corporate practice of medicine. That concept exists in most states of the coun...

    • 53 min
    Social Media and the Law [e315]

    Social Media and the Law [e315]

    In our latest episode, Nasir and Matt are covering the legal issues on Social Media. The average person spends most of their day on social media, whether they are scrolling for hours or publishing their own content. However, just because you publish your own content on Instagram does not equate to you owning that image. The law is a little complicated and the solutions aren't always clear. Brands that work with influencers gain a lot of attention, but all too frequently, influencers break the law by not adhering to them.







    Full Podcast TranscriptNASIR: All right. Welcome! We are covering social media and the law.

    MATT: This is not even something you would have to think about.

    NASIR: Do you have the right to do whatever you want?

    MATT: There’s potential biases.

    NASIR: You have influencers’ endorsements. Who owns what?

    MATT: Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and stuff like that.

    This is Legally Sound Smart Business where your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub, cover business in the news and add their awesome legal twist. Legally Sound Smart Business is a podcast brought to you by Pasha Law PC – a law firm representing your business in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas. Here are your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub.

    NASIR: All right. Welcome. We are pretty much an A to Z – or Facebook to Twitter as I like to call it – of law and social media. How are you doing, Matt?

    MATT: Yeah, doing well. You know, the interesting thing about this topic is I guess it’s still relatively new, but if you had a business a few decades ago, this is not even something you would have to think about – at least in this sort of context. It’s always evolving because social media is always evolving but, yeah, there are a lot of considerations for business owners with this.

    NASIR: And it keeps changing, so much so that we actually did an episode similar – not quite the same – on social media and the law about 2017. If you take 2021 and minus 2017, that’s how many years ago it was.

    MATT: Yeah, it’d be interesting. Like you said, I mean, even four years ago, I’m sure some of the things we talked about are vastly different than what we are going to talk about today – new laws, new rules. It’s something that people have to stay on top on pretty heavily.

    NASIR: Right. I mean, even four years ago, social media from a legal perspective, I’m not sure how much it changed, but the way we use it keeps adapting. I’m trying to think in social media what’s been really different here. I don’t think TikTok existed four years ago. Or it barely existed, right? What other mediums? There are also mediums that are no longer existing. Wasn’t there that one where you can have those 7-second videos? What was that?

    MATT: Vine.

    NASIR: Vine, yeah, that’s gone. I think it was Vine, yeah. Did Twitter buy them out or something?

    MATT: I’m not sure. I thought they closed down, but maybe.

    NASIR: Yeah, it goes back and forth.

    MATT: I think it was probably, if I can remember correctly, I think Facebook was more popular. Things like Instagram were probably less popular. I’m sure there are still a lot of Facebook users, but my guess is the popularity of those two flipped a little bit. It depends on the demographic too, but that’s kind of the general observation I’ve had.

    NASIR: Right. We also went through the Trump administration which, of course, when it came to social media, there’s been quite a bit of activity with our president tweeting almost every single day multiple times. And so, that obviously was a big kind of cultural shift, I think – the mainstreaming of social media. When I have my parents getting on Facebook and Twitter and things like that, then you know we’ve gotten to a new level.

    MATT: I didn’t even think about it from that context. Obviously, that was a big thing at the time. Since then, he was kicked off for a period of time. Is he back on?

    • 54 min
    Defining NDA Boundaries: When does it go too far? [e314]

    Defining NDA Boundaries: When does it go too far? [e314]

    What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and when do I need one? In this episode, Nasir and Matt shares why you need to use Non-Disclosure Agreements, basic facts about NDA's, and discuss about the infamous Jenner-Woods story. Having the right Non-Disclosure Agreement in place not only protects you and your business, but it also makes the purpose of sharing the information clear.







    Full Podcast TranscriptNASIR: Today, we are covering nondisclosure agreements.

    MATT: I feel like that’s all I talk about.

    NASIR: What is an NDA?

    MATT: It can stretch pretty far.

    NASIR: Let’s get to the meat of an NDA. Is it really confidential?

    MATT: It all depends on the scenario too.

    NASIR: I’m telling you this in confidence.

    MATT: This one’s a little bit tricky.

    This is Legally Sound Smart Business where your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub, cover business in the news and add their awesome legal twist. Legally Sound Smart Business is a podcast brought to you by Pasha Law PC – a law firm representing your business in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas. Here are your hosts, Nasir Pasha and Matt Staub.

    NASIR: All right. Welcome to our podcast! Today, we are covering nondisclosure agreements – probably the most favorite topic of all business owners. I can’t run into anyone that is in business and they don’t want to just sit down and talk about nondisclosure agreements. Don’t you agree, Matt?

    MATT: Yeah, I feel like that’s all I talk about with our clients – nondisclosure agreements. But, yeah, if you’re a business owner, I mean, depending on the line of work and how long you’ve been doing business, you’ve at least encountered some – possibly hundreds.

    NASIR: Yeah, literally.

    MATT: Yeah, I can’t even keep track of how many you and I have probably reviewed, but it’s at least a few hundred at a minimum.

    NASIR: Yeah, at minimum. Nondisclosure agreements are also known as NDAs. They’re sometimes called confidentiality agreements. Sometimes NDAs include the word “agreement” in there, but sometimes contracts have confidentiality provisions that are somewhat applicable, but this is kind of a very narrowed topic, so we are going to make it a little interesting because we’re going to talk about these extremes where NDAs go way too far. You know, especially in the media, we’ve heard this quite a bit, I think, especially in the last few years, and we’re going to talk about everything and how NDAs were being used in The White House to how celebrities use it and different aspects like that.

    MATT: Right. Like I was saying before, we’ve seen so many different iterations and there’s always going to be some standard terms you’ll find in any NDA but, like you said, we’ve definitely also seen instances of it going too far, and that’s going to be the focus here – those experiences that we’ve had when we’ve seen language in there that makes us kind of think twice. Obviously, we have to notify our client at that point. I think this is a little bit of an overreach.

    NASIR: Absolutely. Let’s start. What is an NDA? Well, Matt, let me ask you that question. What’s your definition of an NDA?

    MATT: Sure. Let me see how I would answer that. Like you said, it’s a nondisclosure agreement. Basically, it’s typically two parties can be more disclosing information. It could be unilateral, or it could be mutual, but basically you have at least one party – maybe two – disclosing information to the other party and they’re prevented from sharing that information with any third party that’s not part of the agreement. How did I do?

    NASIR: You did great. That’s probably what I would have said. As you were talking, I started to think about different components of what we were going to cover today, but let’s talk a little bit about when to use an NDA or when this is applicable. I think the most common thing in business is that the first thing you do when you’r...

    • 44 min
    California v. Texas: Which is Better for Business? [313]

    California v. Texas: Which is Better for Business? [313]

    Through a five-round championship bout, Matt travels to Texas from California to determine which state is better for business. Will it be a knockout with a clear winner or will it go to the scorecards?

    • 1 hr 3 min

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