Contracts

If You’re Not Using Electronic Signatures, You’re Doing It Wrong!

Electronic signatures are valid in almost all situations. And if you want to make your business (or law firm) run as efficiently as possible, you should use them. In this post we’ll talk about about whether electronic signatures are legal, the benefits to using them, and how you can get started using them today. [...]

How to Decide Whether to Hire an Employee or a Contractor

When hiring for your business you should carefully consider whether you need an employee or independent contractor because the differences are really important. If you hire an employee you will have more control over their work and performance, but you'll pay more to the government and have more administrative work. If you hire a contractor, you lose some [...]

Non-Compete v. Non-Solicitations – Differences You Should Know

Non-compete and non-solicitation terms are often misunderstood. And regardless if you are running a small freelance business or a high-growth startup, you need to understand the differences between these restrictive covenants. Key Differences A non-compete agreement is a restrictive covenant that prevents an employee from terminating her employment and opening or working for a [...]

Don’t Make This Common Mistake When Signing Contracts

Among the benefits of operating your startup or freelance business as a Limited Liability Company or Corporation is the limited liability for the company's owners. Limited liability means the company's owners will not be personally liable for the debts, obligations, and liabilities of the company. As a result, even if your company loses a lawsuit, your [...]

Contract Law 101 – What is a “Contract”?

"Don't talk to me about contracts, Wonka, I use them myself. They're strictly for suckers." - Sam Beauregarde Sorry Sam, you're wrong. Contracts are very beneficial to businesses of all sizes. When you negotiate a contract, it forces you to think through your deal more thoroughly. Further, if a dispute arises, they can help the parties identify [...]