Early in my legal career, a client called in during lunchtime and got me. I listened to him describe why he was calling. “That’s really a business issue as much as a legal issue,” I told him, “and I haven’t been practicing long enough to advise you. I’ll let the partner know and we’ll get back to you this afternoon.” The client was happy I understood his issue and we would advise him accordingly. The partner was outraged that I told a client I didn’t know the answer. I went
One of the most common mistakes for a growing small business is misunderstanding the difference between contractors and employees. Many a business owner with excess work has hired a contractor instead of an employee so they didn’t have to pay benefits. What they fail to realize is that the job duties and oversight of the worker control the employee/contractor classification. Employees are given workspace and tools. They are told when, where and how to perform their duties.
We get this question a lot. Most documents don’t need to be notarized. Notarization provides proof that the person named on the document actually signed it. Notarization is most often used for documents that are filed in a court or other government office (such as deeds or mortgages), affidavits or other sworn statements, powers of attorney and the like. Often, personal guaranties or pledges of collateral (security agreements) are signed and notarized, to make it easier to e