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There's a lot you need to worry about as an entrepreneur. Can you hire the right team and get the equipment, materials, or data to execute your vision? Is it scalable? Is it even really that good of an idea in the first place? Your nascent business may be the victim of a supply shortage, bear market, or plain old fashioned bad luck, but the last thing you're probably worrying about is your startup being a victim of fraud.

Well, you might want to change that.

A new study by the Harvard Business Review shows that startups are uniquely susceptible to fraud. But why?

As a caring small business owner, you want to take good care of your employees. And you have a legal obligation to make sure they're safe and taken care of if they are injured on the job.

You likely just pay into your state's workers' compensation insurance fund automatically, but is that all you need to worry about? Here are some of the biggest questions small business owners have about workers' comp:

Is a Restaurant Liable for a Customer Choking on Food?

Choking is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths, accounting for over 5,000 deaths in 2016. Unblocking an airway within minutes can be the difference between life, death, and extremely impaired quality of life. When choking occurs, time is of the essence, and it's a natural human instinct to want to help. If choking occurs in a restaurant, must the staff help, and if it doesn't, is the restaurant liable?

Caught on Video Shoplifting From a Cashierless Store: Is This Traffic Cam 2.0?

A customer walks into a store and only sees merchandise. No cashier. No security cop. And about 30 cameras watching his or her every move, using behavioral data, to decide if that customer will buy, steal, or forego that candy bar.

Cashierless stores are the next brainchild in the marriage between self-automation and artificial intelligence. Amazon has opened a few of its cashierless stores, Amazon Go, earlier this year. These stores use a turnstile that quickly calculates all the products in your basket and automatically charges your credit card.

Standard Cognition is the latest entry, but uses a different model in its cashierless stores, dubbed Standard Market. There's no special turnstile, shelf sensors, RFID or packaging changes. The only thing brick and mortar stores need to do is install a bunch of cameras on the ceiling, which appeals to many smaller businesses. These cameras record when customers pick up an item and will only charge for it if the customer doesn't put it back on a shelf before leaving. It is nearly impossible to steal anything, unlike the turnstile, which can be avoided, as many subway station managers know.

No, not like an unexciting company; like the Boring Company, Elon Musk's serendipitously-named tunneling company. The same company that just got approval from the Hawthorne City Council to build a shaft from a local residence that would go down to part of the company's tunneling laboratory, a shaft that would one day house an elevator which could lower a car down into the tunnel without leaving the garage.

Pretty exciting stuff, right?

For almost 100 years, giant neon signs reading "GUNS GUNS GUNS" were perfectly legal for California firearm retailers, but "No handgun or imitation handgun, or placard advertising the sale or other transfer thereof, shall be displayed in any part of the premises where it can readily be seen from the outside." That was until this week, when a federal judge ruled the handgun ad ban is an unconstitutional restriction on commercial free speech rights.

So, what led to the ruling and what's next for gun dealers in the Golden State?

Is It Legal to Ask for Service Dog Papers?

The quick answer is no. According to the ADA, employees at a business "are not allowed to request any documentation" for a service dog.

The American Disability Act (ADA) prohibits both public and private businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities. In so doing, these businesses are required to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto their premises wherever customers are allowed to go. Sometimes it is confusing if an animal is a pet or a service dog, and a business owner may wish to ask for documentation establishing that it is, indeed, a service dog. Is this legal? Absolutely. But that won't always help.

It's a lawsuit so frivolous that some are theorizing the case is spoofed -- an attempt to force legislators to pass tort reform laws that would hinder a person's ability to bring lawsuits in the first place: A couple McDonald's customers in Florida sued the burger chain, claiming they were charged for cheese on their Quarter Pounders, even though they didn't want it. Whether their legal beef is legit, whether they're just looking for a quick settlement, or whether the whole thing is a false flag operation designed to make consumer lawsuits look bad, we may never know.

We all know that dealing with legal issues is just part of the cost of opening a small business. But there are ways to prevent frivolous litigation before it starts, and mitigate the harm it can do to your bottom line if it does. Here's a look:

Are High-Pressure Sales Tactics Ever Illegal?

High pressure sales tactics aren't only illegal, they're bad for business. Overpromising, misrepresenting your products, or misrepresenting your customers can get you into a lot of hot water. Before you use these strategies chasing your next quota, think about the legal ramifications.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that public accommodations must provide reasonable modifications in their policies, or procedures for those with disabilities and remove structural, architectural, and communication barriers when such removal is "easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty and expense." The Act also allows a private person to bring a lawsuit to enforce these requirements.

And while increasing access for disabled persons is essential, even the best intentions can be manipulated for personal gain. That's what Mike Murphy, owner of Jointed Cue Billiards in Sacramento, California, thinks is happening. The pool hall was sued by Scott Johnson, a quadriplegic attorney who claims the location is not ADA-compliant. Rather than upgrade the facilities or settle with Johnson, however, Murphy is closing the 50-year-old pool hall down.