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The most-watched sporting event in the world is airing right now, and depending on your time zone and your kind of small business, that could be good or bad news. If you're a bar, restaurant, or cafe broadcasting World Cup games could be a boon for your bottom line. Any other employer, and you may be wondering why your staff are taking long lunches, or screaming from their desks for no apparent reason.

With the World Cup in full swing, here's what you need to know about watching the games at work, whether it's a draw for customers to come in, or a reason for employees zoning out.

Multiple shootings, assaults, aggravated robberies, narcotics, and other crimes. At least four patrons arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated. One intoxication assault of a police officer. A grand total of 90 arrests at the location since it opened. Perhaps Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg wasn't far off when she called Houston sports bar Bombshells a "crime factory."

Ogg's office filed a public nuisance lawsuit against the bar last week, and obtained a temporary restraining order banning the bar from serving booze until the case is resolved. And rather than serve food exclusively during the ban, the bar's owners chose to shut up shop completely.

A Tennessee hardware store was back in the news following this week's Supreme Court decision in favor of a baker who refused service to a same-sex couple. Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Washburn, Tennessee originally put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign in his storefront window in 2015 in response to the Court's ruling that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.

The story of Amyx's sign, and his and the store's outspoken homophobia, was recirculated in the media this week in the wake of the new decision, and the question is raised again: Can stores legally refuse service based on sexual orientation or gender identity?

As a small business employer, you probably carry all kinds of insurance, with policies covering everything from slip-and-fall accidents in your store to cybercrime. Even with all those policies, it's probably a question most employers have never had to ask: Does my insurance cover rape?

But a recent ruling out of California's Supreme Court says that insurers must cover employers' legal fees in rape lawsuits incurred by their employees. How did the court get there? And what does it mean for your small business?

Legal weed has been a boon for states: a recent study said recreational marijuana could provide over $132 billion in tax revenue and 1 million jobs over the next ten years, and Colorado alone raked in almost $250 million last year. It's also been a benefit to consumers: pot prices have dropped precipitously in legalized states.

But that doesn't mean legalization has been great for cannabiz owners. While it's all well and good to have illicit business become legit -- in the eyes of state law at least -- many marijuana entrepreneurs are finding the increased competition, statutory regulation, and decreased profits too much to bear. So, did you miss the weed biz window already?

Earlier today the Supreme Court ruled that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated baker Jack Phillips' First Amendment rights to the free exercise of religion when it found he discriminated against a same-sex couple who requested a cake for their wedding. Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to bake the couple a cake, and the commission ruled that he violated the state's anti-discrimination laws.

The Court overturned that decision, but stopped short of saying that wedding vendors and other business owners have a right to refuse service to same-sex couples. So what, exactly, was their reasoning? And where does that leave small businesses?

Not only does booze saturate everything from pop culture to our weekend plans, drinking and working have long been intertwined. From hoppy ales shipped across the world to aid troops because it was safer to drink than water and lightly fermented beers designed to refresh farmhands without getting them too tipsy to till the fields, to porters and stouts sustaining dock workers in the middle of their shifts and cocktails carts in midtown agency offices, a shot while on the clock has been as common as punching a timecard.

Nowadays it's "liquid lunches" and an office kegerator. And while unchecked consumption can lead to risky behavior, giving your employees access to alcohol can create some legal risks for your company. Here's a look at five of them:

With so much technology at our fingertips, more employees are working from home (and anywhere with WiFi) than ever before. But what if you're thinking of taking telecommuting to the next level, and starting your own business out of your home? Seems simple enough, right?

Not so fast, my friend. Between neighborhood zoning laws and tax deductions, there are quite a few legal considerations to take into account before your home business takes flight. Here are the most important:

Ridesharing is all the rage these days. And if you've got a bunch of employees all stuck in traffic commuting to work, why not get them all in the same car? Employers are not only recognizing the environmental benefits of carpooling, but the positive effects on office relationships from staff sharing their commute. And technology is making ridesharing that much easier.

But does that mean it's a good idea for your company? And should you be incentivizing employees to carpool?

Everybody and their mom has a podcast these days -- how hard can it be? You record yourself (and maybe some friends), throw it up on the internet, and wait for that sweet, sweet ad revenue to come flowing in. But like anything that sounds too good to be true, there's always a hitch, legally speaking.

Although it may seem like it, podcasting is not the Wild, Wild West, and there are a few legal considerations any prospective podcaster should take to heart before hitting record.