Why Use Independent Contractors? Business owners appreciate the flexibility and potential cost savings of using Independent Contractors to provide goods and services to their companies. What Are the Risks if … Continue reading Reality Check – Employee Misclassification is Very Costly!
The #MeToo movement has cost a number of entertainment industry figures their jobs (and arguably in the case of Bill Cosby, his liberty). The industry appears to have had a toxic culture when it comes to treatment of employees by powerful men.
What is the Fair Housing and Whom Does it Protect?
As I wrote in my October 10, 2018 article Preventing Harassment in Your Workplace employers have a legal duty to provide a safe, harassment-free environment for their employees, independent contractors, suppliers … Continue reading Does Your Workplace Have an Effective Reporting System?
Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe, harassment-free environment for their employees, independent contractors, suppliers and customers.
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
In last week’s post, Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents, I wrote about the Fair Housing Act and how it poses risks to those who own or manage rental housing. Those risks include being charged with discrimination for treating persons with disabilities differently from other customers.
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”