How to make more money, compete more effectively but not have to risk a dime?

August 10th, 2011 by admin Alternative Work Styles, Business & Law, Business Basics, Stick Around 'Til the Turn Around No responses

While flexible work hours have become more common, flexible work arrangements can be a boon to small businesses. Being able, and willing to allow moms time to run to school when their kids get in trouble, or anyone time to meet the plumber in an emergency, can allow you to attract and keep employees who [...] Continue Reading…

When work and hobbies collide

April 24th, 2011 by admin Alternative Work Styles, Business & Law, Business Basics No responses

I know it’s terribly trite to say “I love my work” but the fact that I do came home to me when I was not home, but on vacation. We spent a glorious couple of days at Rough Creek Lodge. I relaxed and had a great time, but spent a lot of my time at [...] Continue Reading…

How Long and a Contrator Work for a Client?

January 29th, 2010 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles, Business Basics No responses

A common question I get: ” I keep hearing that a company can’t use independent contractors more than 6 months, or more than a year. What’s the real story?”

Net Neutrality Coming to the Fore

January 8th, 2010 by admin Alternative Work Styles, Business & Law No responses

I was going to write a bit about net neutrality today, but work calls so here’s a link to a decent summary.

Improve the Economy & Encourage Entrepreneurship.

November 21st, 2009 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles, Business & Law, Business Basics, Stick Around 'Til the Turn Around No responses

Companies are afraid to use independent contractors (IC) which limits how they get the help they need and therefore how they expand their business. Another consequence of that is that ICs are being forced to limit their entrepreneurial zest by being required to work as employees.

“Hire” an independent contractor? I think not.

November 17th, 2009 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles, Business Basics, Uncategorized No responses

Taxing authorities are making a mint doing Independent Contractor (IC) audits. Big companies are afraid to use ICs because of it. Yet they, and to a greater extent smaller companies are making it more likely that the taxing agencies will reclassify workers and impose those big assessments. How? By being careless. As much as the [...] Continue Reading…

“Work for Hire” Bad words, no donut

February 20th, 2009 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles, Business Basics One response

Should you have a “work for hire” contract to ensure you own any IP you have someone else create? Most attorneys would say YES!! But I say, it depends on where you live.

Independent Contractor Status Upheld for Couriers in California

February 13th, 2009 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles No responses

The courier industry in CA had a win recently in the ongoing battle by the EDD and class action attorneys to reclassify all drivers as employees.

Personal Liability of Corp Officers for Misclassification of Independent Contractors

January 21st, 2009 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles, Business Basics No responses

California has had a statutes that allows the EDD to impose personal liability for the mis-classification of independent contractors. But this statute, Unemployment Code Section 1735 has not been used much in the past.

s. 2044 Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act of 2007 (Cough)

December 9th, 2008 by Nina Yablok Alternative Work Styles, Business Basics No responses

President Elect Obama, as a senator, introduced S.2044 The Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act of 2007, a misnamed act at best. I find much to disagree with in this proposal, however, this discussion of the act by WorkerFreedom missed the mark.