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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 […]
What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? Part III: Case Law Review of the FLSA Test

What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? Part III: Case Law Review of the FLSA Test

By Andrew D. Randol

In Part II of What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? our Columbus employment attorney described the test that courts use to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although courts have identified six primary factors, recent opinions overwhelmingly focus on whether the worker […]
Independent Contractor

What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? Part II: The Fair Labor Standards Act Test

By Andrew D. Randol

In Part I of What the Heck is an Independent Contractor? our Columbus employment lawyer emphasized that the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) use a different standard for determining whether a worker is appropriately classified as an independent contractor or an employee. Part II in this series will take an in-depth look […]
Startup Valuation - Pre-Money and Post-Money

Startup Valuation – Pre-Money and Post-Money

By Drew Stevens

One of the more challenging aspects of growing your startup may be valuation. If you’re a first-time founder, nothing can be more frustrating than wading through jargon and buzzwords, searching for simple answers on startup valuation. Business Startup Attorney In this post, we’ll break down some of the essential concepts you’ll need to understand, such […]
SaaS Agreement Checklist: Data Provisions

SaaS Agreement Checklist: Data Provisions

By Drew Stevens

Regardless of whether you’re the service provider or the customer, one of the key issues to be aware of with software as a service (SaaS) is data. Multiple facets of data, from ownership and licenses, to data backup and access, to loss of data should be considered by both parties. SaaS Attorney Ohio Clarity in […]
Business Litigation Attorney Can Help Your Firm in Ohio

How a Business Litigation Attorney Can Help Your Firm in Ohio

By Andrew Randol

Many businesses don’t consider establishing a relationship with a business litigation law firm until they’ve either been sued or need to file suit. However, most businesses benefit from having a knowledgeable business litigation attorney on retainer to guide them through legal disputes and attempt to quell any issues before the need for litigation becomes necessary. […]
M&A Letter of Intent Basics

M&A Letter of Intent (LOI) Basics: Purchase Price

By Drew Stevens

After months of market research and review, you’ve found a business you want to buy. If you’ve been reading up on mergers and acquisitions, you may feel the need to rush straight to an asset purchase agreement or a stock purchase agreement, without first talking to a Columbus mergers and acquisitions law firm. While there’s […]

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