6 Tips for Hiring Independent Contractors

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Hiring independent contractors is a great way to fill in gaps in your business, especially when you need a short-term solution to fill in those gaps. A 1099 independent contractor, unlike a full-time W-2 employee, is typically contracted for specific tasks at specific times. In addition, they may work with other clients while working with you. Typically, you will have less control over how and when the contractor accomplishes a task–but can control the result.

Is hiring an independent contractor right for your business? Make sure you’re considering these key tips as you put together your contracts. 

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5 Things Your IT Contract Must Address

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As you shape an IT contract, it must contain the right elements. If you’re a service provider writing a contract for a new client, make sure your business is protected. On the other hand, if you’re a small business seeking IT services, and you want to make sure you get what you’re paying for; it’s equally important you review the contract. Take a close look at how it has the potential to impact your business, both immediately and in the future.

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4 Advantages of Flat-fee Trademark Services

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Starting a new business is exciting, but it can also be daunting. You have a long to-do list and you don’t want to overlook any legal matters. As your ideas start to become a reality, you will want to protect certain aspects of your business, including your brand. This blog discusses some of the benefits of using flat-fee trademark services to protect your brand and business.

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How to Negotiate International Contracts

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As you expand into a global market, creating contracts and working with knowledgeable business attorneys becomes increasingly critical to your business. When you negotiate international contracts, however, there may be more complexities than when you’re negotiating contracts within your home country. Here are some steps to consider when negotiating international contracts:

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What to Know About New York’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program

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If you intend to sell or distribute hemp, hemp extracts, or cannabidiol (CBD) products, you must comply with New York’s laws about retail and distribution. Failure to get the proper licenses, sell illegal items, and improperly label products can lead to fines and other penalties. Below, learn more about New York’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program. This blog post is not all-encompassing, but rather an overview of the program.

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Why Are Employment Agreements So Important?

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Employment agreements can often fall into the category of contracts you didn’t know you needed until it’s too late. Start-ups and growing businesses, in particular, often dispense drafting and negotiating employment agreements in service of filling roles quickly. 

That can be a costly mistake. Employment agreements serve numerous purposes. In this post, we take a look at why employment agreements are important. 

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