The Foundry Law Blog

Work For Hire vs. Assignment of Work Product

FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY This table does not constitute legal advice – if you have questions, please contact info@mksinghlaw.com Work-For-Hire Assignment of Work Product Defined by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 ((17 U.S.C. § 101)) as:1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; OR2) a work […]

Does your Intern qualify as an unpaid intern?

According to a recent article by the New York Times, unpaid internships are proliferating. Given the continuing uncertainty of the economy, this shouldn’t come as a great surprise – it’s hard to beat the allure of free labor. However, employers need to be wary about how they structure any offered internships; otherwise, they could run […]

Workers Compensation for Business Owners

The University of Washington Business and Economic Development Center is currently offering a business certificate program for local business owners. I enrolled in the program and although I do have a business background I have found it very valuable.  Last week the instructors were from the Department of Labor and Industries. They spoke in great […]

Reclassifying an Independent Contractor into an Employee

As we all know well, Independent contractors (ICs) must pay their own state and federal income taxes, and with employees an employer has to collect federal taxes and pay part of the Social Security and Medicare taxes. As a result, a number of business owners prefer to hire Independent Contractors. However, there exists a fine […]

Is the person working for you really a disguised Employee?

Hiring Independent Contractors are a great way to get the additional help you need without having to worry about withholding taxes. Its also a good way to find out if the person you’ve hired to work for you is the right fit. However, the question that arises in the Employer/Independent Contractor scenario is whether the […]