Business Law

  • Use the IRS 20 Factor Test to Determine Employee or Independent Contractor Status

    Use the IRS 20 Factor Test to Determine Employee or Independent Contractor Status Written by Raymond McKenzie on October 23rd, 2014 Before your company can legally classify a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee, serious research and analysis must be undertaken. Be sure to review and apply the IRS guidelines below to the specific job which you are consi ...

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  • What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To? Written by Raymond McKenzie on October 23rd, 2014 Does the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 26 U.S.C. sec. 1471 et seq. (“FATCA”) apply to funds transferred from one non-U.S. foreign entity to a second non-U.S. foreign entity where such funds are transferred at least in part by a U.S.

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    • Should You Finance the Sale of Your Business?

      Truthfully, most sellers don’t want to take back paper. An all-cash deal often looks like the easiest and cleanest way to get on to the next venture, much preferable to waiting for another 5 to 7 years to collect a portion of the sale price from a buyer who might conceivably default. Along with the risks, however, there may be some significant advantages to the seller of seller-financing.
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    • Who Really Owns Your Content?

      ZombieGrafitti by RhodanV5500 from Flickr (Creative Commons License) If you outsource any of your content creation (blog, photos, videos, etc.) you need to read this. A lot of business professionals have the misconception that if they pay for something, they automatically own it. If your marketing department or employees create your content, that’s true.
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    • Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff

      Our Books Arrive by Jarkko Laine from Flickr (Creative Commons License) One of the perks of being a blogger is sometimes you get free stuff. Companies will send you free things with the hopes that you’ll write about it. One of my writing gigs is product reviews for lawyers so I have to use various office gadgets and software and write about it.
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    • Do I Need A Lawyer To Form A Business?

      … and statutory agent among other things. LLC will be registered with the city they are doing business in and apply for any additional business licenses or other licenses that may be required by Federal law for tax purposes. Once an LLC is formed it generally can continue as long the members want to. This was discussed more thoroughly in our blog How do I form…

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    • Small Business Saturday

      … ramifications as well. If you politely ask shoppers who wander into your store to part with an e-mail address so that you can let them know about future promotions, your marketing efforts will probably not run afoul of the CAN-SPAM Act. But you probably won’t get much either. Games and contests that extract the same information are another option…

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    • What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?

      … What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To? Written by Raymond McKenzie on October 23rd, 2014 Does the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 26 U.S.C. sec. 1471 et seq. (“FATCA”) apply to funds transferred from one non-U.S. foreign entity to a second non-U.S. foreign entity where such funds are transferred at least in part by a U.S. financial…

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    • Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use

      … CONFESSED JUDGMENT NOTE [SAMPLE] Amount – Date – The undersigned __________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Maker”) hereby promises to pay ________________________________(“______________”), located at [Address], the sum of ___________________ ($_______________) to resolve a dispute over monies owed…

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    • Here is a Sample Document for a Corporate Supplier Diversity Program

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    • MBE/DBE Certification – Know the Law Before You Apply

      … agreement. (3) In the case of a limited liability company, at least 51 percent of each class of member interest must be owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. (c) The firm’s ownership by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals must be real, substantial, and continuing, going beyond pro forma ownership…

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    • Representing a Small Business

      … Last week we brought you an interview regarding patent litigation and a podcaster. Who knew representing a small business could involve every legal issue under the sun? It's like being general counsel with the need to know everything from employment law, lease agreements, tax, intellectual property and who knows what else. If you represent…

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    • What Should I Pay My Employees?

      … people who own houses. A culture that works well when the business is still small, may not work well as it grows. What about employee benefits? Before you begin to hire, make sure that you consult with your business attorney about state-mandated employee benefits. Recent changes in California and New York City requiring paid sick-leave, for example…

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    • Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?

      … can be advantages for both sides. Employees would very often rather use their own devices. Employers would also probably be just as happy to skip the hassle and expense of buying, issuing, tracking and maintaining a lot of company equipment. But simplifying the chore of equipment management may complicate information security. BYOD has significant…

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    • Are Women-Only Gyms Discriminatory?

      … that: Not excluding members of one sex would harm business operations, The customers’ privacy interests are entitled to protection under law, and No reasonable alternative exists to protect customers’ privacy rights. It is clearly a very fact-specific argument, and the decisions do not provide a lot of helpful guidance to health club owners. Certain states have…

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    • Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff

      … book, The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed. It covers a lot of the major issues that apply to copyright and the internet. If you want to chat more about this topic, feel free to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, or you can email me. Please visit my homepage for more information about Carter Law Firm. …

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    • Civil Forfeiture and the Cash Problem

      … sideline in methamphetamine is similarly at risk. Forget the cupcake entrepreneur’s bank accounts and the cash under the floorboards; civil forfeiture laws would permit the seizure of the landlord’s building. The net could theoretically spread even wider to the bank that financed the cupcake business, the supplier who sold sugar and the large…

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    • Google Requires Physical Addresses for App Developers

      … if it did not respond to EU and FTC consumer protection directives. However, it has considerable legal latitude in the way that it responds. If these actions were taken in the governmental sphere, instead of in the context of business, the issue would be whether the goal of consumer protection could not be achieved in a way that placed less…

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