Legal Tips

Hiring 101: What You Need to Know About Independent Contractors vs Employees

Entrepreneurs realize that growing their business will mean growing their team.  But how can you know whether to bring on an independent contractor or employee?  Conversely, when you’re hired by someone else, it’s important to know whether you’re considered a independent contractor or employee.  The distinction between these two types of hires is important, as obligations […] Read more…

How to Protect Your Copyrighted Content Online

In May 2016 a blogger friend asked me to contribute a best practice in the form of a quote for an article on AT&T’s The Bridge, which celebrates the intersection between urban culture and technology.  The article included practical tips and online tools to help content creators and copyright owners monitor their content online, and ensure proper attribution […] Read more…

Save Money, Time & Energy with these Trademark Resources

Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?”  When it comes to starting a business, everything.  Rather than waxing poetic, let’s get right to the point: understanding trademark law enough to choose a legally protectable name for your business is critical.  Here are 3 reasons why: Money. Time. Energy.  You risk wasting these precious resources if you don’t […] Read more…