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Employee vs Independent Contractor: The Choice is NOT Yours

Employee vs Independent Contractor: The Choice is NOT Yours

Businesses do not decide whether a person is an independent contractor or an employee. Whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor is a legal question—based upon how a person interacts with your company, performs work, gets paid, and other factors. And unfortunately, there is no clear-cut test on what determinates whether a […]

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An Analogy on Negotiation

I volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Basically, what this means is that when there is an incident of alleged domestic violence that involves a restraining order and there are children included in the order, I investigate what’s happened to ensure that the children’s rights are protected. Sometimes, […]

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To Non-Compete or Not to Non-Compete: What Was the Question?

The question is, “should I have a non-compete agreement with my employees?” If you’re asking, the answer is almost certainly yes. A non-compete agreement is a contract (or, perhaps more simply, a clause within an employment contract) between an employee and an employer, where the employee agrees not to enter into competition with the employer […]

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The most expensive legal documents

The most expensive legal documents are the ones you never knew you needed until it was too late. For one example, filing a timely 83(b) election can be the difference between paying no taxes on an appreciating ownership interest in a startup and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars at a time when you don’t […]

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