When a person is hired to do a job, they can be hired as either an employee or an independent contractor. The difference is an important one for both the person hiring (the “Hiror”) and the person being hired (the “Hiree”).
An employee can be constructively dismissed if the employer changes a significant term of the employment without the consent of the employee. This does not mean that any change in the terms of employment constitutes constructive dismissal. Employees must expect reasonable disruptions in employment and are not entitled to a job for life in the place of their choice.
Employee Background Checks and Hiring Issues
Employers are constantly having to balance their right to information about their employees which will assist them in determining their suitability for a particular job, and the right to privacy of that employee. The issue usually arises when there is a job opening and candidates for that job are sought from outside the hiring company.
Naming Your Business
When a business is being established, one of the first things that is usually addressed is the name of the business. While the task might seem simple, quite often is not.
Bankruptcy – Commonly Asked Questions
Although it is something people don’t wish to think about, there are times when bankruptcy is the only financial option available. The following are some commonly asked questions about personal bankruptcy. If this is an option you must contemplate, get the advice of experts. The answers below are only general guidelines.
Buying a Business
Rather than starting up a business from scratch, some people would rather buy an ongoing “turn-key” operation. This can save a lot of hassles and provide a Banker with a history of operations for financing purposes. Deciding on whether to buy a business should include extensive discussions of its value and desirability with your professional advisors, most particularly your accountant.
Are We Partners or Aren’t We?
A recent case dealing with partnerships raises some serious questions about people who have business relationships, especially farmers as this was an agricultural situation.