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Non-Disparagement Clauses in Service Contracts Could Stop Negative Online Reviews!

Imagine this…a client hated your work and decides to leave a bad review on Yelp, then talks about it on Facebook, and continues to bad-mouth your work wherever he goes. CAN I STOP A CLIENT FROM POSTING A BAD REVIEW ABOUT ME? The short answer is “No,” but with a non-disparagement clause you can set up a possible recourse of actions if or when they do. What is a Non-disparagement Clause? A non-disparagement clause outlines

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Understanding Employee Agreements

Start by knowing the difference between a W2 employee vs 1099 contractor, if you actually have an subcontractor read this article about Subcontractor Agreements. Purpose of an Employee Agreement To help facilitate a smooth working relationship between you and your employee, as well as guarantee certain rights and protections that are not otherwise present. Unfortunately, most of them are plagued with confusion and legal mumbo jumbo. Thankfully, legal options exist to help resolve situations like when an

How to Hire a Small Business Attorney

Most business owners think they can fly under the legal radar of their clients and don’t really need an attorney…until it’s too late. We’re not fans of being fear mongers but we do want to be realistic about giving advice. Where Do I Find an Attorney? Attorney Referral from a Friend The easiest way to find an attorney is to ask a friend or family member. Just remember that simply because your cousin Eddie is

Hiring Writers? Consider These Legal Issues.

When you hire a writer as part of your SEO strategy or website content, there are a host of legal issues to consider before making the writer permanent. What Do You Expect From the Writer? If you are clear about your expectations, you will have no difficulty creating the “scope of work” clause to your contract. As we have defined scope of work many times, the scope of work clause sets out the manner in which the

Interior Design Contracts Shouldn’t Be Confusing

This article is written for interior designers and decorators who want to learn how to write a simple design contract for their clients. Most important points of an interior design contract Statement of Work: What does the client want the designer to do, and how much is the client willing to pay?Changes to Project Scope: Account for any changes in the scope of work after work has commenced and how to address such a situation.Project Timeline: Set a

Subcontractor Agreements, an Easy Explanation

FYI this is about a 10 minute read, legal stuff bores me but it’s important to understand the agreements you’re signing. Overview: Let’s say you own a web shop and a client has hired you for a project. Now you want to hire a designer and a programmer to work for you as subcontractors. What does the subcontractor agreement need to say to protect you? During this article, we’ll call the web shop owner the “contractor”