What To Consider When Drafting An Independent Contractor Agreement

The term ‘independent contractor’ is used widely; from popular ridesharing platforms to food delivery apps and many other services, contract work has become particularly popular when it comes to employment. With the increase in use of contract workers, it’s important for those considering hiring an independent contractor to know what should be included within an […]


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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations In The Workplace?

As many workplaces weigh the pros and cons of returning employees to a physical office during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, employee vaccination has quickly become a top concern. Employers and employees alike wonder if vaccination will be required in order for workers to return to physical office space, as well as what the associated costs will be and who will bear them. While each workplace and its policies are unique, it’s important to examine the legalities of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace.


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Pop-Up Retail: The Norm For Commercial Real Estate After COVID-19

As businesses continue to struggle as we enter into a new year, many are looking for new ways to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Retailers who operate out of brick-and-mortar stores in particular are concerned that commercial real estate will be crippled by the impact of the pandemic. Because of this, many have turned to pop-up retail options in order to maintain their physical storefronts as online sales soar.


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Google Illegally Spied on Employees Before Terminating Them

The modern workplace has become a hub for various technological advancements across many different industries. Companies have adapted to having better computer systems, as well as more advanced cybersecurity measures than ever before. Despite the advantages afforded by these changes, some businesses have used technology to illegally monitor employee activity. Such is the case for tech giant Google, which is in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for illegally spying on its employees before terminating them.


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Issues in Franchising That Affect Franchisees

Purchasing a franchise has become one of the more popular business models in the United States – as well as globally – in recent years. According to research from Statista, in 2019 alone, the economic output of franchise establishments within the U.S. totaled roughly 787.5 billion dollars. With this in mind, it’s no wonder franchising […]


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Former Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Employee Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Discrimination within the workplace is an unfortunate reality for many businesses across the nation. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received over 70,000 allegations of workplace discrimination for the fiscal year of 2019 alone. Unfortunately, these trends aren’t slowing down either, as earlier this month a former Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) employee filed a […]


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What Should Be Included in a Construction Contract Post COVID-19

Construction (among many other industries) has seen major changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Various construction companies across the nation have adopted concrete steps toward cleaner jobsites, social distancing, the use of technology, and more in some form. Another aspect of the construction industry that has seen changes due to the ongoing pandemic is contracts. Keeping […]


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How To Use Free Images to Avoid Copyright Infringement Penalties

With so many businesses now having an online presence through a website and/or social media, many have turned to digital sources to gain access to images labeled as ‘free’ to catch the attention of prospective clients and customers. As more companies utilize these sources, it’s important to be aware of potential intellectual property violations and […]


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