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 […]

Lawyers: it’s time to upgrade your law firm’s OS

“Warning: Creating default object from empty value.” Ever seen that error message on a website? Oftentimes, the culprit is that the website is built on WordPress, and is running on an outdated version. Most recently, I ran across that error message on a law firm’s website…the irony was not lost on me. Most firms are […]

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 […]

Third-Order Consequences Don’t Care About Your Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification. These two words are the downfall of many careers, entrepreneurs, and businesses.  Today’s humans want everything fast, efficient, now. In our world of tech and information overload, our ability to make decisions suffers from an incredibly short attention span and the expectation of instant gratification. We expect instant news, instant email responses, and […]

Work/Life Balance at a Law Firm?! Yes, Pigs Are Flying…

“Campbell Teague was built to operate 100% remote from day one. We remain open without interruption.” If you’ve ever gotten an email from us, you may have noticed this with our signatures in 2020 when the world started shutting down. Now that the world is beginning to open back up and companies are heading back […]

Stop nickeling and diming your customers who pay online

2020.  If there’s one good thing that’s come out of this crazy year, it’s that businesses have been forced to get online. If this whole accepting-payments-online-thing is new for you, it may be tempting to pass on those merchant processing fees to your customers.  What a great way to save money during a global crisis! […]

How to Prevent a Dumpster Fire

How to prevent a dumpster fire? Don’t let one get started. I’d say about 99% of Americans feel like this right about now: Regardless of the current state of the economy or your own business affairs, how can you prevent a dumpster fire? The answer: call a lawyer…before it’s too late. Americans have a tendency […]