Newsflash: State Paid Leave Legislation

By: Colin A. Walker  |  Ballot initiaves, 2020 Election

September 29, 2020

From time-to-time, I am going to deviate from issues which relate specifically to C-Level Executives and discuss employment law issues which apply to all employees (C-Level Executives, after all, are employees and are subject to the laws which govern the rank and file). This is particularly important with new and emerging employment laws.  

Independent Contractors

By: Colin A. Walker  |  Employee Classification

September 22, 2020

A common strategy to try to manage costs of a new business is to retain workers as independent contractors (sometimes misleadingly called “1099 employees”), rather than as employees. However, not all workers can be retained as independent contractors.

Duty of Loyalty

By: Colin A. Walker  |  Duty of Loyalty

September 15, 2020

In most states, some employees—regardless of any contractual obligations—owe a duty of loyalty to the employer, which is similar to a fiduciary duty, but not identical.

Commissions and Non-Discretionary Bonuses

By: Colin A. Walker  |  Commission, Bonus

September 15, 2020

Poorly written (and unwritten) commission agreements have spawned a plethora of litigation. Commissions should be carefully thought-out and set forth in a clearly written commission agreement signed by the company and the C-Level executive.

Deferred Compensation

By: Colin A. Walker  |  Compensation

September 15, 2020

In the start-up phase of a business, cash flow is often a difficult issue. R&D, equipment outlays, leasing and other costs often strain the finances of a new business.

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