Frank Radoslovich is the founder of Radoslovich Parker Turner, PC Attorneys. With more than two decades of professional law practice, Frank has litigated to verdict or negotiated to resolution hundreds of law cases throughout California. Adding to his expertise are the countless cases in which he’s defended clients in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, both the U.S. and California Departments of Labor, Department of Corporations, Contractors State License Board, and others. Frank has formed hundreds of entities and serves as outside general counsel to many of the region’s best-known businesses.
Remember when drafting employment contracts, they are binding for both parties. Therefore, if you add a surplus of incentives in your contract to entice a candidate that blew you away during the interview process to come aboard, you better be prepared to follow through with actually doling them out.
If you walked your company right into a discrimination lawsuit that you didn’t see coming, I can’t really blame you for being shocked when you get served with papers. Just kidding, I can totally blame you.
Knowing the difference between employees and independent contractors becomes imperative when an injured customer or client decides to sue. When it comes to making the decision of hiring an independent contractor, do yourself and your business a favor: Do your research and protect yourself. Or, even better, consult with your lawyer.
You have 10 seconds to name the key differences that determine if an employee is exempt or nonexempt. Ready, set, go. Oh, you couldn’t do it? Color me surprised. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, not knowing the difference between the two is doing yourself a huge disservice, and, as an employer, can land you in some hot – scalding hot – water.