Meira Ferziger explains how employers are generally obligated to pay student interns, unless the internship is clearly for the intern’s benefit rather than for the benefit of the employer.
This article lists out the 11-factor test used by the IRS to determine whether a company's workers are independent contractors or employees, and provides a few helpful tips for companies to better ensure that they are properly treating their...
This article discusses the effect of executing an offer of incentive stock options (which can only be offered to employees) as compensation for independent contractors and the consequences that may occur if such an error is not quickly corrected.
Louis Barr explains how in the recent case of Sutardja v. United States, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of the IRS and confirmed that discounted stock options (the exercise price is less than the stock’s fair market...
Article setting forth what an employer needs to know regarding a permissible social media policy and what its employees can safely "post" to a social media site without the risk of termination.
This article discusses the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling recognizing a confidential relationship between co-workers and privileged communications between them, which the SJC termed "work spouses".
This article briefly discusses the importance of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for startups, and identifies some key issues that should be addressed by a comprehensive policy
Acquisition is an endpoint for many startups, and many of those grant stock options to employees. This article briefly discusses some of the options for how stock option plans can be treated in the event of an acquisition.
This article discusses the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling regarding new standards for executing an enforceable worker's waiver of the Massachusetts Wage Act.
Is there really a need for a law to prohibit employers from asking employees and job applicants for the passwords to their personal Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts? It would seem so, from the sheer number of state legislatures which are...