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Cutting Corners With Contracts Can Cost You

Running a company is a massive responsibility, so putting a lot of thought and effort into your contracts might be pretty low on your list of priorities. But giving short shrift to your legal agreements can cost you big time—and in more ways than one. In order to save time and money, you may be […]

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New Bill Stands to Dramatically Alter Worker Classification in California

State legislators in California recently passed a controversial new bill that requires many companies like Uber and Lyft, which rely primarily on independent contractors, to reclassify their contractors as employees. The bill, known as Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), stands to upend the business model of the affected companies in California and potentially impact the […]

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4 Essential Strategies For Selling Your Business

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably put lots of thought into the best ways to start and grow your business. But you likely haven’t put nearly as much effort into thinking about how you’ll sell it or exit it, in general. And if you decide that selling is the way to go, you’ll want to start […]

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Have Independent Contractors? Read This…

As more and more businesses take advantage of the numerous benefits of using independent contractors (ICs) in lieu of full-time employees, the line between worker classifications can get somewhat blurred. Understanding the difference between the two can be complex, but getting it right can be one of the most important business decisions you’ll ever make. […]

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3 Signs It May Be Time to ‘Break Up’ With a Client

If you’ve ever had clients who were more trouble than they were worth, you know how distressing such toxic relationships can be. It can be difficult to drop a client, especially if finances are tight, but sometimes the best thing you can do is to break off the relationship. It’s important to remember that not […]

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What You Should Know About ‘Ban the Box’ Laws

If you haven’t yet heard about the legislative initiative sweeping across the country known as “Ban the Box,” you probably will soon. Indeed, if your company is located in one of the 33 states or more than 150 cities and counties that have adopted such laws, you risk legal penalties and lawsuits if you’re not […]

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The Grave Risks of Using DIY Legal Documents

Need instructions for replacing your car’s spark plugs? Want to learn HTML? Looking to find the route home with the least traffic? You can find all of that—and just about anything else—with a quick Google search. Indeed, the amount of information you can gain from the Internet is staggering. But just because you can find […]

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8 Key Provisions to Include in an Employee Severance Agreement

At some point, it’s virtually inevitable that some of your staff will leave your employment. Whether they leave of their own volition or they’re terminated, it’s simply the nature of running a business that not all employees will be around forever. In some cases, it can be a good idea to offer departing employees a […]

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The Cost of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

The rise of the “gig economy” has led to a dramatic increase in the number of businesses using independent contractors (IC) instead of traditional W2 employees. At the same time, there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of companies being penalized and/or sued for misclassifying workers as ICs. Indeed, within the past 10 years, […]

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Protect Your Intellectual Property with Work for Hire Clauses

Rather than hiring full-time employees, you may choose to use independent contractors (IC) to handle the bulk of your creative tasks, such as art, logo design, photography, and content writing. For sure, working with ICs can save your company quite a bit of money, because unlike with W-2 employees, you’re not required to pay your […]

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Gain Instant Recognition, Respect, and Reputation With a Killer Logo

When launching a startup, one of your most pressing matters is getting your company’s name and identity out there—and having people remember it. But in many industries, getting your business recognized among a sea of competitors can be a daunting task. Like it or not, your company’s success and failure could be largely a matter […]

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