August 12, 2016By: Donald Petrille, Jr.You’ve finally started your business! You and your co- owners are thrilled. Optimism about a brighter financial future and doing what you love is overflowing. Truly, you believe, you just took the first step on a happy journey.Then you speak to your business law attorney who advises that you need yet another document – a partnership or shareholder agreement.Lawyers are often downers. We often point things out that clients don’t want to hear precisely when they don’t want to hear it. This is advice you need to hear, and heed, however. A good business lawyer should ask: Continue reading “Why Partnership and Shareholder Agreements Address Problems Before They Occur”
August 5, 2016By: Thomas E. PanzerThe High Swartz workers’ compensation defense group recently earned a favorable ruling from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. In the matter of, Edwards v Epicure Home Care, Inc. (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board), 134 A3d 1156, Pa. Cmwlth Ct 2016, the Commonwealth Court affirmed our client’s use of independent contractors in the context of a workers’ compensation claim.The Epicure Home Care case is important for any business utilizing independent contractors as part of its business model. Use of independent contractors has been under attack and presently is viewed with some suspicion in a number of venues. Epicure Home Care affirms the ongoing viability of the independent contractor doctrine. Continue reading “Independent Contractor Doctrine Affirmed”
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