Today is National Bike-to-Work Day – Bicycle Access to Office Buildings Law

Today is National Bike-to-Work Day.  In that context, you may not know yet that New York City business owners and office tenants have certain rights with respect to storing bycicles in office buildings under the Bicycle Access to Office Buildings...

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Tips on making your Independent Contractors audit proof

I posted the other day about the government's increased efforts to crack down on misclassified independent contractors. "Misclassified independent contractors" are workers who should really be employees of the business,  In other words, these workers are entitled to workers compensation and disability insurance, unemployment benefits, tax withholding by...

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Accept Payments on Your Iphone/Ipad/Android

Not really law related, but, in my mind, pretty big for small businesses everywhere.  You can now accept payments from customers by having them swipe their credit card through a little add on plastic thingy that plugs into your iphone, ipad or android.  It's called Square mobile payment system and apparently it went life today in an app store near...

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Starting a Nonprofit Organization in New York

Nonprofits are businesses that made it their mission to give away all of their profits to a particular cause, rather than enrich the owners of the business.  Starting a nonprofit organization is in many ways like starting any other small business in New York.  But there are additional steps required in order to get the desired status of "tax exempt" from the IRS, which...

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Saving Money on the LLC Publication in New York City

I guess there are two ways how you could save on that unfortunate LLC publication requirement in New York, which will easily set you back $700-1000 in New York City.  (If you don’t know what that is, look at “Taking Care of the LLC Publication Requirement“.) 1. You could just not do it; do I recommend that?  No.  It is required by law.  But as far as I know, the only...

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Five Common Employment Law Hazards for Start-Ups

Five Common Employment Law Hazards for Start-Ups by Michael L. Rosen | Foley Hoag LLP.

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