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small business legal playbook the catapsrophe

Small Business Legal Playbook|Play #2: “The Catastrophe.”

Picture this: you and your business partner(s) are celebrating another successful year for your company. Things are going wonderfully, but something is nagging you. You feel like you and your partners aren’t in control of your collective destiny, and that you cannot prepare for a catastrophic event, only react to it when it happens. With […]

Uber Taxi Driver Employment Law

The Uber Lawsuit: Why Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors Remains a Pitfall for Companies, Both Big and Small.

In April, Uber settled a class action lawsuit with their drivers over being misclassified as independent contractors rather than as employees for 100 Million Dollars. The Uber drivers in California filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that they were actually employees and entitled to the benefits that come with being an employee, namely that Uber […]

FCC approved

What the new FCC Ruling means for you

One June 14, 2016 the Federal Court of Appeals ruled that high-speed internet can be defined as a utility, which clears the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users. The court’s decision upheld the F.C.C. on the declaration of broadband as a utility which will have broad-reaching implications […]