Published by Ask General Counsel on InsideNova, 5/12/2021 The distinction between a 1099 independent contractor and a W-2 employee is important, as this classification affects federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, as well as impacts eligibility for Medicare benefits. It is important that business owners correctly determine whether individuals are employees or self-employed. If a
Published by Ask General Counsel on InsideNova, 4/28/2021 A well-drafted non-compete agreement can be enforceable. The problem is that many non-compete agreements are not “well drafted” and, as such, are not enforceable. On a weekly basis, we receive calls from employers and employees asking about the enforceability of non-competition agreements. Our answer, generally, is YES,
Published by Ask General Counsel on InsideNova, 4/13/2021 Can employers require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations? Yes, with some exceptions and if the mandatory vaccine policy is job-related and consistent with business necessity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance that preemptively answers some questions that may arise now that COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning to
Published by Ask General Counsel on InsideNova, 3/9/2021 Getting divorced is no fun. If you have kids, it is worse. Husband or wife, young or old, talk to your friends who have gotten divorced and you will hear horror stories. But, you might also hear a few individuals jokingly say, “why is divorce so expensive.