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How Start-Ups Can Make The Best Use Of Independent Contractor Relationships

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved In most situations start-up companies lack resources. The one resource that immediately comes to mind is cash. But, another resource which is just as important is the resource of human talent. How a start-up company enters into a relationship with human talent may be the difference…
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Key Components To The Independent Contractor Agreement

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. In our last segment we discussed why it makes sense for a company to use an independent contractor as opposed to an employee. Instead of taking on the burden of ongoing overhead including matching tax deposits and unemployment deposits, for many new companies it makes better…
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Maintaining the Entrepreneur’s Trade Secrets While Employing The Independent Contractor

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The first two installments in this series on independent contractors discussed the appropriate use of an independent contractor and why the relationship should be confirmed in writing. This segment will discuss how the entrepreneur uses the independent contractor while maintaining confidentiality of business information and trade…
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Independent Contractors And Intellectual Property Rights

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The first three segments in this series on independent contractor relationships focused on independent contractor versus employee, employee versus agent and confidentiality issues. This last segment will focus on how the entrepreneur and start-up company confirms its ownership of intellectual property developed by the independent contractor…
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