On May 2, 2018, I wrote For-Profit Companies Must Pay “Volunteers.” I wanted to help entrepreneurs understand that the people who provide something of value to their companies must be compensated for it.
David Williams is an attorney in the Salt Lake City office of Stoel, Rives, LLP. He is in their construction and design practice group. He wrote an article dated June … Continue reading Contracting in a Tight Labor Market
You may have heard a lot of noise leading up to the May 25, 2018 effective date of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.
I have had the privilege of participating in some inspiring collaborative efforts. From 1989 – 1996, I worked at Austin-based SEMATECH, a consortium of large semiconductor manufacturers (including arch-competitors such … Continue reading Collaborate to Build an Industry
The April 30, 2018 California Supreme Court case of Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court is sending shock waves across the USA. Although the holding only interpreted California law, some … Continue reading Is the “Gig Economy” Threatened by a CA Supreme Court Ruling?
Here’s a common scenario: A start-up software company is formed to solve a pressing problem. The founder (Susan) shares her vision with family and friends, and they get excited about … Continue reading For-Profit Companies Must Pay “Volunteers”
On December 5, 2017, I posted this article: Tone at the Top is Vital for Preventing Sexual Harassment! The article analyzed portions of a 2016 document by the Equal Employment … Continue reading Powerful Illustration of “Tone at the Top”
In the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, he spoke about the importance of aligning people with the mission of an organization. He used the illustration of the company … Continue reading Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment
The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 27, 2018 https://bit.ly/2pIAQIW that it has settled a complaint it had filed against Venmo, PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment service, for misrepresentations to consumers about its website security and privacy settings.
Congratulations! You have decided to form a consulting firm so that other business owners may access the wisdom you have accumulated in your career.
Is your business ready to move into its first or next office space? Here are five things you need to understand before you make a costly mistake in the selection … Continue reading Top 5 things a Tenant Needs to Know about a Commercial Lease – Before Signing It!
The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released its Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-2, which adopts a new seven factor “Primary Beneficiary” test several federal appeals courts have used … Continue reading Revised Rules for Unpaid Internships