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So You’re an Independent Contractor – Now Hire Independent Counsel to Review Your Services Contract

By Travis Jacobs |

Independent Contractors have become more and more common these days due, in part, to economic conditions and businesses’ unwillingness or inability to hire employees, an individual’s need to work multiple jobs, and/or other policy-related issues such as state or federal healthcare requirements if a business has a minimum number of full time employees. In… Finish Reading So You’re an Independent Contractor – Now Hire Independent Counsel to Review Your Services Contract

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When Attorneys Say Dont Talk to the Insurance Company Without First Speaking to Your Attorney After an Accident or Other “Loss”, That Includes Your Own Insurance Company Too!! Here’s Why…

By Travis Jacobs |

Although people seem to have gotten the message that they should never speak with the opposing insurance company or any of its representatives without first speaking to their attorney, this message has been lost when it comes to their own insurance company. I have recently come across several examples where one’s own words and… Finish Reading When Attorneys Say Dont Talk to the Insurance Company Without First Speaking to Your Attorney After an Accident or Other “Loss”, That Includes Your Own Insurance Company Too!! Here’s Why…

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A Note on Small, Locally-Owned Liquor Stores in Massachusetts and the Alcohol Sales Tax

By Travis Jacobs |

What ever happened to the sales tax on alcoholic beverages? In November 2010, the Massachusetts sales tax on alcoholic beverages was voted out by a margin of just under 4%. The sales tax on alcoholic beverages lasted just over one year (enacted on August 1, 2009 and repealed January 1, 2011), which is remarkable… Finish Reading A Note on Small, Locally-Owned Liquor Stores in Massachusetts and the Alcohol Sales Tax

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Failed to Pay a $100 Marijuana Ticket or Show for the Appeal? at Least 1 Massachusetts Court May Be Charging No-Pays/No-Shows Under Mgl C.94c Sec.34l (Possession of over 1 Ounce)

By Travis Jacobs |

As many of you may know, several years ago Massachusetts decriminalized the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana. It is now punishable by a civil fine of only $100.00 (See Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Section 32L). Since enacted, the decriminalized marijuana possession statute has resulted in some interesting discussions and court… Finish Reading Failed to Pay a $100 Marijuana Ticket or Show for the Appeal? at Least 1 Massachusetts Court May Be Charging No-Pays/No-Shows Under Mgl C.94c Sec.34l (Possession of over 1 Ounce)

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Enforceability of Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation & Non-Disclosure Agreements

By Travis Jacobs |

Restrictive Covenants are contractual agreements between employees and employers, or between the buyer and seller of a business. Non-Competition Agreements (also called Non-Compete Agreements, Covenants Not to Compete, or simply non-competes) are agreements whereby the employee/seller promises not to compete with the employer / purchaser of the business for a specific period of time… Finish Reading Enforceability of Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation & Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Choosing a Lawyer Who Is Right for You

By Travis Jacobs |

Choosing the right lawyer is not as easy as one might imagine. For a small to medium business, the right lawyer can save you thousands of dollars in fees, litigation costs, and, sometimes most importantly, stress. Many lawyers have specialties, areas of focus and sometimes a ‘bedside manner.’ Of course, choosing a lawyer will… Finish Reading Choosing a Lawyer Who Is Right for You

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