Immigration Basics for the Small Business Owner – Pt 1

Immigration for the Business Owner – Part 1 I had a question come up recently from a client, and I had to learn a lot more about immigration law than I had ever intended. I thought I’d try and share what I learned as a sort of primer for businesses to think about when addressing […]

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Criminal Background: Can I Not Hire this Person?

I used to do some criminal defense work and I’d get some questions about how a criminal history would affect hiring decisions. Now, as I’m almost exclusively practicing small business law, I get the same sort of questions, but from a different angle: Can I *not* hire this person? Here’s the thing: You’ve got several […]

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Employee or Independent Contractor?

  In this (brief) post, I won’t go into why you might want to designate someone an “independent contractor” as opposed to an “employee,” but rather what you have to do to make that designation stick. Often, businesses want to avoid generating an employer-employee relationship and would prefer to have an Independent Contractor perform certain […]

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Unpaid Interns – It’s a Buyer’s Market, Right?

Many growing companies and businesses want an intern. Especially if, by intern, you mean “slave labor.” Unfortunately, this isn’t always a good idea. And, in certain situations, can turn into a nightmare. The Slippery Slope The economy is not that great. It’s better than a few years ago, but that THAT much better. So many […]

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Raleigh DWI Lawyer | Why NC DWI Sentencing Doesn’t Make Sense

So recently, I read an article about a driver in Buncombe County who was recently convicted of his 17th DWI and was sentenced to 7 years in prison.  Now, while many of you may expect it, this Raleigh DWI Attorney is not coming to the defense of the repeat offender and the harsh sentence he […]

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