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The Fine Print

LeFebvre Law's blog exploring legal issues related to the small business community, entrepreneurs, contractors, the construction industry, along with occasional pieces about futurism, the commercial space industry and space law, and other emergent technologies and novel legal fields. "Always read The Fine Print!"

The Fine Print

LeFebvre Law's blog exploring legal issues related to the small business community, entrepreneurs, contractors, the construction industry, along with occasional pieces about futurism, the commercial space industry and space law, and other emergent technologies and novel legal fields. "Always read The Fine Print!"

Archive for: May 2015

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Futurism Space Law May 23, 2015

Space Law – Property Rights in Outer Space

The commercial space industry was recently given a gift by the U.S. House of Representatives in the form of the SPACE Act. This bill is imperfect and a bit of a wishlist for the industry, limiting their liability in big ways and prohibiting just about any real safety regulation for the next decade by the […]

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Employment Law May 18, 2015

Independent Contractor Versus Employee

The primary reason a small business owner would prefer to utilize an independent contractor rather than hire an employee is to cut down on expenses, especially the tax burden. An employer’s tax liability is contingent upon the status of their workers. When a worker is classified as an employee, the employer must pay certain taxes, […]

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Employment Law May 14, 2015

Picking An Entity – Considerations for the Small Business Owner

We tend to form entities for small businesses, and as such, the choice generally boils down to whether to form an S Corp or an LLC. There are certainly other entities, but these are the two that usually meet the needs of the small business owner and will be our focus here today. When you […]

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Mechanic’s Liens, Trust Diversion And Getting Paid As a Contractor

The Construction Industry runs on credit, and often that means a contractor, sub-contractor or materialman or supplier will find they are not getting paid after services rendered and/or goods provided. Luckily, there are options specifically for this industry to help get you paid. As a contractor, there are certain specific legal tools just for that […]