I see a lot of contracts that are long on words but short on substance. Companies have standard sales agreements that are 15 to 20 pages when they could (and should) be 5 to 7 pages.
You may not realize that employers could face criminal charges if they hire people who aren’t legally permitted to work in the U.S. If not, consider this your wake-up call! … Continue reading Do Employers Really Face Criminal Liability for Immigration Law Violations?
California’s Public Policy in Favor of Employee Mobility California is already famous for prohibiting most types of non-compete agreements. A recent Court of Appeals Case in the Golden State now … Continue reading Using Non-solicitation Agreements in California is Asking for Trouble!
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?
I recently discussed my Cutting Corners blog post with Julie Schott in the Meridian, Idaho office of NexTitle http://www.nextitle.com. She added insight from the perspective of the title companies, namely, that in this sizzling market they are seeing deals fall through for two reasons:
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.
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.