Employee? Independent Contractor? Who Knows?

You’ve started a business and things are booming!  Now you need help getting all the work done.  Do you hire an employee or an independent contractor?  What’s the difference and why does it matter?    In short, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) puts restrictions on labeling workers as independent contractors to protect those […]

Life is Like a Box of…Board Games?

That’s how the saying goes, right?  Maybe not, but I’m the odd bird who doesn’t particularly care for chocolates.  I do, however, love a good board game.    My husband and I are board game nerds, so an exciting Friday night for us is usually spent gathered around a table strategizing how to build a deck […]

Make Your Contract Work For You

Most disputes we see come out of a contract.  And many times, the dispute could have been avoided at the drafting stage.    Contracts are used every day by many different people.  In fact, I would bet that most people sign a contract of some kind every week.  Getting your car repaired?  Having a minor medical […]

Don’t Be An Ostrich

If you ignore your problems, they will all just go away, right?  Unfortunately not.  Sticking your head in the sand is not an effective problem-solving strategy, particularly in the legal realm.    How Do You Know You Have A Legal Problem?  Have you and your business partner stopped working together or communicating well with one another? Do you think you […]