Doing business in/near/around California? Well. About that non-compete.

Doing business with someone in California (or employing someone in California)? Or maybe that transaction just somehow passes through, even *drives* though California? It’s common to want your vendors, contractors, and employees to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements that contain a non-competition and a no-solicitation clause, so they can’t work for your competitors or take your clients. […]

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The Fail of the Sharing Economy and Building Your Business on Independent Contractors

Startups are building their businesses on a fleet of “independent contractor” staff, who provide the core service of the company. It sounds like a perfect idea–you launch as a software company that connects workers (or drivers or apartments) with customers, while you just sit back, collect your percentage, and avoid the hassle of employees. Here’s […]

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