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”
Let’s say you have decided to buy a new home. You have found one for sale that meets your basic needs and is in your price range. You made a … Continue reading Drafting Concise, Binding Contract Changes
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.
I recently asked several litigation attorneys if they had identified any trends in the business world regarding the kinds of conduct that was getting people sued. I got a wide range of answers, but the common theme was: a failure to get an agreement in writing.
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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
Employers can get in big trouble by using social media in these ways (among others): 1. Checking a job applicant’s LinkedIn profile or other social media account. Doing so creates … Continue reading Social Media Traps for Employers
The January 23, 2018 blog post Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? has prompted another Real Estate Professional to ask about what seems to be a more common … Continue reading Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees at least minimum wage for every hour (or fraction) worked, and to pay overtime (at time-and-a-half) for all time exceeding 40 hours in a week.
Five Great Reasons to Write Great Job Descriptions Before you hire your first (or next) employee, really take the time to write a great job description for the position. A … Continue reading Five Great Reasons to Write Great Job Descriptions
This is the second in an ongoing series of posts on Real Estate business and law. Please see [link to first post on Home Buyers should consult with an experienced … Continue reading When Home Sellers Do and Don’t Need a Lawyer