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August 2015 Archives

NLRB broadens the meaning of "joint employer"

A new decision came out today from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will definitely affect the use of temporary workers and may also affect the use of independent contractors by opening the door to their unionization. You can read the NLRB press release here (https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/board-issues-decision-browning-ferris-industries). That release has a link to the actual 50 page decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015).

Businesses: Take care and prepare your documents with legal help

Many things a business owner does will require legal assistance. From creating contracts with other businesses, employees, or vendors, to leasing out property, owners quite often find themselves in legal situations. The advice is always that if the process requires signatures, documents, or other confirmation, a lawyer should be involved.

Guess? founder sues company for breaches of contract

Intellectual property is very important to businesses and entrepreneurs. The property itself can be the basis for a company or an idea that spurs great gains in employment. Intellectual property can be stolen, though, and it's something you have to beware of as a business owner. When it's taken, you're losing money and profits.

What is a breach of contract?

What is a breach of contract? Imagine you create a contract with a friend to sell him a car. Each week until the vehicle is paid off, he'll give you twenty-five dollars for the cost of the car and another five dollars in interest. That means that at the end of each month, you should have received around 120 dollars, depending on the month.

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