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!
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
Do you own or manage rental housing? Are you a real estate agent who deals (at least in part) in residential properties? If so, the Fair Housing Act likely applies … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents
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”
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
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