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Unpaid invoices aren't just a hassle for most small business -- they can significantly derail your cash flow, to the point you have trouble making investments, compensating employees, or paying your own bills. What seems like a minor headache of harassing a customer or client into payment could turn into a major business roadblock.

Your first inclination might be to sue a recalcitrant customer or send the bill to collections. But you might have another option. You might be able to sell that unpaid invoice, avoiding both litigation and a disruption in your cash flow.

The legal issues swirling around driver pay for ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft normally centered around whether those drivers were classified as employees or contractors. State and federal minimum wage, overtime, and unemployment laws generally only apply to employees, so as long as drivers were independent contractors, the companies could pay what they wanted.

That was until the New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission stepped in and set a new wage floor for Uber and Lyft drivers in the city. The first such minimum wage for app-based drivers in the country, NYC set the rate at $17.22 per hour after expenses or $26.51 per hour gross. So how will that affect drivers, fares, and the companies?

Los Angeles Legalizes Street Vending

In a historic move, the Los Angeles City Council voted to legalize street vending, starting in the year 2020. The premise for this change ranges from immigration to health issues. The hope is that through regulation, buyers and sellers alike will benefit, while managing the costs to nearby neighbors. Los Angeles now joins the ranks of other major metropolitan areas to legalize street vendors, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

Some small businesses are licking their proverbial chops about Cyber Monday. Others? Not so much. What's the difference? Well, your outlook could be a bit different depending on whether you're an online retailer, or you're worried about your employees doing some online shopping while on the clock.

Either way, small business owners need to be thinking of data security come Cyber Monday, so here are some legal tips.

Sandwiched in between the monolithic shopping holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday -- a day for local and small businesses to really shine. And while your focus might have been on the day before, don't forget to prepare for the day made for your small biz.

So here are five legal tips to prepare for Small Business Saturday, and the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

As the tumultuous last few years at MoviePass have proven, a subscription-based movie ticketing service is not the easiest thing to figure out. It turns out trying to price a monthly or yearly cost for unlimited movies is pretty tricky.

MoviePass competitor Sinemia is also having trouble with its pricing model. Or, more accurately, is getting into legal trouble for allegedly adding hidden fees to its subscriptions. A group of Sinemia customers is claiming in a lawsuit that the subscription-based service "essentially became a bait-and-switch scheme."

Somewhere in between the time when Pabst Blue Ribbon was just Frank Booth's favorite beverage and when it became the go-to can of every skinny-jeaned hipster from Bushwick to Silver Lake, production of the beer itself was taken over by conglomerate MillerCoors. That production agreement, signed in 1999, is set to expire in 2020, and that may mean the PBR bubble is about to burst.

Pabst is claiming that MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business by not negotiating an extension on the contract brewing agreement in good faith. MillerCoors claims it can do whatever it wants with its breweries. Naturally, the two are now squaring off in court to determine our frothy future.

Bird Cries Foul Over Beverly Hills Ban

In an interesting about-face, Bird is now using the law to claim its rights were violated when the Beverly Hills City Council voted to ban the company's e-scooters for six months and subsequently rounded up and impounded 1,000 of the devices. Citing the law is a new tactic for a company that has run a business model of asking for forgiveness rather than permission to drop its scooters around towns all over America. Bird has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to overturn the ban.

We live in a day and age when marketing products as either organic, all natural, or environmentally friendly influences sales. Eco-conscious consumers are looking to vote with their dollars, and, whether those products are actually better than their synthetic counterparts, we feel better about ourselves for buying the "good stuff."

But what happens when you find out the good stuff ain't so good? Or that a shampoo labeled "Herbal Essences" and "Wild Naturals" actually contained "synthetic, unnatural, and dangerous ingredients"? Well, if you're like two consumers in California and New York, you sue the manufacturer, Procter & Gamble. And if you're P&G, you try and get that lawsuit tossed out of court. But this case won't wash out so easily, according to one judge.

If your car breaks down, you can take it to just about any repair shop you want. You might even have the know-how and the parts to fix it yourself. The same hasn't always been true for smartphones and other electronic devices with embedded software.

U.S. copyright law prohibited bypassing, breaking, or hacking digital rights management ("DRM") and software locks to make repairs or reset phones. But a proposed exemption would allow consumers and independent repair experts to hack embedded software on their devices, including smartphones, cars, smart home appliances, and tractors. Yes, tractors.