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Exempt Employees Part II: Computer Employees, Outside Sales Employees, and Employees Paid Commissions

By Andrew D. Randol

In Exempt Employees Part I, our Columbus employment lawyer broke down the three primary exempt categories of executive, administrative, and professional employees. This post will focus on three additional categories of employees who may be exempt: computer employees, outside sales employees, and commissioned employees. Computer Employees Computer systems analysts, computer programmers, software engineers, or other […]
Exempt Employees Overtime Ohio

Exempt Employees Part I: Executive, Administrative, and Professional Employees May be Exempt from Overtime Pay Requirements.

By Andrew D. Randol

In legal parlance, an employee who properly receives a salary is called an exempt employee because he or she is exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.
Does My Corporation Need to Have an Annual Shareholder Meeting

Does My Corporation Need to Have an Annual Shareholder Meeting?

By Drew Stevens

Yes, depending on your state and your incorporation documents. In the interest of not writing the world’s briefest answer as to whether your corporation needs an annual shareholder meeting, here we’ll explore some of the requirements of the annual shareholder meeting. Business Attorney Columbus Ohio and Shareholder Meetings Before we get into meeting requirements though, […]
How to Form a Corporation in Ohio

How to Form a Corporation in Ohio – Part I

By Drew Stevens

As a Columbus, Ohio business attorney, some of the more routine questions I field are whether to form a corporation or an LLC; how do corporations differ from LLCs; and how do you properly form a corporation in Ohio. In our previous posts, we’ve covered how to form a Delaware LLC and how to form […]
How Small Businesses Can Afford Legal Counsel

How Small Businesses Can Afford Legal Counsel

By Drew Stevens

Legal advice for small business can be a very mixed bag for some. For certain small and medium sized businesses, quality legal advice can be absolutely critical. Business owners may need the input of a Columbus small business attorney to help negotiate and draft contracts, deal with employment issues, form and restructure legal entities, or […]
Phantom Stock Plans Pros and Cons

Phantom Stock Plans Pros and Cons

By Drew Stevens

Your business is growing, and you’re at the point where you want to talk to a business lawyer and consider some sort of employee equity inventive plan. However, no matter if you’re a corporation or an LLC, you may be concerned with some of the legal implications of starting to give out units or shares […]

What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? Part V: When Employers Are Liable for Tortious Acts of Independent Contractors

By Andrew D. Randol

In Part IV of What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? our Columbus employment lawyer explained the test courts use to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of tort liability. This is known as the right to control test. Generally, if an employer has the right to control […]
Securities Exemptions for Startups and Business

The Rule 147 Intrastate Exemption – Securities Exemptions for Startups and Business

By Drew Stevens

If you’re an Ohio startup or growing business, finding the proper securities exemption for your fundraise can be time consuming. If you’ve never talked to a Columbus securities lawyer before, choosing the right exemption can be confusing. While there are a number of securities exemptions out there, certain exemptions come with a number of restrictions, […]
Heck is an Independent Contractor Impact on Tort Liability

What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? Part IV: Impact on Tort Liability

By Andrew Randol

In Part III of What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? our Columbus employment attorney reviewed case law to illustrate how courts decide whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In Part IV of What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? our Columbus employment lawyer […]
Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Checklist

Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Checklist – Part I

By Drew Stevens

Things are moving for your startup: you’re clicking with your co-founders, your technology development is solid, and you just signed your first legitimate venture capital term sheet. Before you rush to cash your investor’s check, there still remains some legal paperwork to wrap up your Series A round. One of the main documents that evidences […]

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