Table of Contents for Four Mistakes : Avoiding the Legal Landmines That Lead to Business Disaster


Author's Note IX
Introduction: "I Was Doing Great. How Could This Happen?" 1
Chapter One: The First Mistake: Losing the Documentation War 5
Understanding the Problem: The "My Word Against Your Word" Issue
6
Creating the Solution: E-Mail and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
19
The Attorney Hotline
34
Warning: It Won't Work if You're the Only One Who Does It
40
Chapter Two: The Second Mistake: Losing the Employee vs. Employer War 45
Why Is Congress Allowing This to Happen?
47
Employee vs. Employer Lawsuits: Little Risk, Lots of Reward
48
Understanding the Problem: The "How Was I Supposed to Know That?" Issue
51
The Employment Law Flyover: A Little Knowledge Is Not Necessarily a Dangerous Thing
72
Creating the Solution: Legal Audits, Emergency Repairs, Preventive Maintenance, and Red Flags
119
Chapter Three: The Third Mistake: Giving Away the Secrets of Your Success 135
Understanding the Problem: Competition vs. Protectionism
135
Creating the Solution--Nine Goals: Lots of Ammunition...but with an Expiration Date
156
Chapter Four: The Fourth Mistake: Climbing Mountains that Should Have Been Molehills, Fighting Battles that Don't Have to Be Fought 191
Understanding the Problem: Obvious Issues, Hidden Solutions
192
Creating the Solution: The Legal Toolbox
194
Acknowledgments 237
Index 239