contracts

Independent Contractor or Employee: How to Classify the People that Work for You.

June 22, 2015 Last week, the California State Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued a ruling classifying a driver for popular car service, Uber, as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. While the ruling is, for now, limited to this specific Uber driver, the DLSE’s holding is indicative of a widespread national trend. …

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Non-Compete Clauses: Don’t Make Your Non-Compete Clauses Non-Enforceable

June 10, 2015 Earlier this week, two U.S. Senators, Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), announced plans to introduce a bill that would ban companies from asking employees that make less than $15 an hour (or $31,200 annually) to agree to non-compete provisions that would hinder those employees’ efforts at securing subsequent employment. The …

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Lil Wayne Files $51 Million Music Contract Lawsuit Against Label

January 30, 2015 This Wednesday, hip hop artist Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (better known as Lil Wayne) filed a federal lawsuit in New York City against his label, Cash Money Entertainment, to the tune of over $51 million.  Carter’s music contract suit includes eight causes of action, including breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary …

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