Jul 2014

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Misclassifying an Employee Can Be an Expensive Mistake

In today's modern, fast-paced, and often mobile workforce, knowing whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor isn't always easy. The days of a single worker spending his entire working life in one factory job are lost to history. Today, people move around much more often, switching jobs and careers far more frequently than previous generations. (more…)
Jun 2014

5 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Reducing Your Footprint and Your Costs

These days, businesses both large and small are interested in reducing waste and becoming more eco-friendly. Taking steps to reduce your company's impact on the environment is beneficial in many ways. It appeals to customers by sending a positive message about your commitment to corporate responsibility. It also cuts down on costs by reducing waste and making you eligible for attractive tax incentives. (more…)
Jun 2014

An Overview of Business Acquisition Agreements

Business Acquisition Agreements Are Different from Standard Contracts

Business acquisition (or purchase) agreements are somewhat different from standard contracts. If you're planning on purchasing a business or buying a significant portion of a company's assets, you should familiarize yourself with two important provisions: pre-closing covenants and closing conditions. (more…)
Jun 2014

What is a Conditional Lien Release?

At the Law Office of Randy L. Smith, we represent many developers and property owners in a variety of real estate construction projects. Although these projects are complex and usually involve multiple parties, knowing the law can help everyone involved avoid conflicts down the road. Liens are one area that pop up again and again as projects unfold – and when they do, people immediately want to know how to get them removed, work around them, and avoid them in the first place. (more…)