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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    • 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.
      4 readers - Ruth Carter/ Carter Law Firm
    • 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.
      3 readers - Ruth Carter/ Carter Law Firm
    • Civil Forfeiture and the Cash Problem

      Halloween is nearly upon us, and if you feel an adolescent need to terrify your lawyer, or your landlord or shut down an airport, try paying in cash. Used twenties in a brown paper lunch bag would be best; grease stains add a special touch. Actually, don’t try this, unless you crave law enforcement attention.
      3 readers - Anne Wallace/ Pasha Law Blog
    • What Should You Do If Someone Steals Your Work

      Attention – Man Stealing White Stripe by Julian Mason from Flickr (Creative Commons License) Copyright infringement appears to be rampant on the internet. Some people don’t understand that they can’t use anything they find online. They don’t understand that the law lets the copyright holder dictate where their work is displayed and distributed.
      3 readers - Ruth Carter/ Carter Law Firm

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    • The Brilliant Jerk Problem

      … are a lot unprintable names for your brilliant performer, but as the boss, you are tempted to put up with this chaos because the product is, well, brilliant. This is particularly an issue for start-ups that have begun to rocket toward success. They suddenly begin to feel like real businesses rather than crusades, and they begin to need to act like…

      Anne Wallace/ Pasha Law Blog
    • Yes or No on California Proposition 45?

      … to be a general consensus that, although costs continue to go up, the rate of increase seems to have moderated. This may be because of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as implemented through Covered California. The question is whether passage of Prop 45 will make that trend better or worse. End of clarity. The answers offered…

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    • What Should You Do If Someone Steals Your Work

      … should determine how you want to react to infringement before it occurs so you can lay the foundation in advance for your desired outcome. If you just want the infringer to take down your work, you can respond with one of the following: Letter from you to the alleged infringer Cease and desist from your attorney DMCA takedown notice…

      3 readers - Ruth Carter/ Carter Law Firm
    • Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporations

      … On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.” Ello’s business model appears to fly in the face of the current market trend of monetizing social…

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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…

      2 readers - Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog
    • Small Business Saturday

      … Wi-Fi is the key, but it will still leave some consumers uneasy. Data Security Breaches The year has been full of these stories, from Target to Heartbleed to Home Depot. Small retailers may be less at risk for hacking than big-box chains, but the issue will certainly be on customer’s minds. Yesterday would be a good time to review your business’s…

      5 readers - Anne Wallace/ Pasha Law Blog
    • 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…

      7 readers - Raymond Mckenzie/ Maryland Law Blogger
    • Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use

      … to ______________________ related to _________________________________. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, the covenants and agreements contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Maker hereby agrees as follows: 1. Payment by Maker Upon Execution of this Note. Maker agrees…

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

      …. Posted in business law | Tags: business contract review, business formation, business law, business litigation, business name registration, corporate bylaws, corporate formation, corporate litigation, covenant not to compete, limited liablity company, maryland business, maryland business law, operating agreement, shareholder agreement, small business attorney, small business lawyer …

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

      … course of their business do not render a firm ineligible, even if the debtor’s ownership interest is security for the loan. (f) The following requirements apply to situations in which expertise is relied upon as part of a disadvantaged owner’s contribution to acquire ownership: (1) The owner’s expertise must be— (i) In a specialized field; (ii…

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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?

      … requires that you define the job carefully. A job description is the most basic human resources tool, useful for interviewing and then providing feedback to the employee. It can also protect an employer from charges of unlawful discrimination if it becomes necessary to terminate the employee. More to the present point, however, it provides a basis…

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