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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!"

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Employment Law Recent News July 19, 2016

Roger Ailes & Sexual Harassment – The Importance of a Solid Sexual Harassment Policy

Fox News chief Roger Ailes is currently embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. Carlson, who had hosted “Fox & Friends” and “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” alleges that her contract was not renewed by the network and thus she was let go on June 23, 2016 […]

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Employment Law January 27, 2016

Medical Marijuana in New York. What does that Mean for Employers?

There is now medical marijuana in New York. Its a brave new world, and we are here to help you navigate this evolving legal landscape as the state rolls out legal pot. First, a bit of background. The New York Compassionate Care Act was signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on […]

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Employment Law January 27, 2016

The New York Compassionate Care Act – Medical Marijuana

The New York Compassionate Care Act – Medical Marijuana and What You Should Know The New York Compassionate Care Act was signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 7, 2014, making New York the 23rd state in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana.  The new law permits certified patients to […]

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Employment Law Uncategorized January 4, 2016

Considerations for Hiring Employees with Restrictive Covenants

It’s time to grow your business and bring on a new employee! Be sure to avoid exposing your business to liability resulting from a new hire breaching restrictive covenants with past employers.  Keep the following considerations in mind about restrictive covenants and hiring a new employee while going through the hiring process.       […]

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Employment Law Uncategorized December 22, 2015

Billing Management

As a small business, getting paid on time is integral to your success and liquidity.  Having an efficient billing and management system in place can improve your rate of collecting on invoices both new and outstanding. Enter into an Agreement Doing business with a handshake can result in a lot of headaches in the event […]

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Employment Law Uncategorized August 19, 2015

Employee Handbooks Overview

Employee Handbooks – An Overview As a small business owner, you may want to consider creating an employee handbook if you have more than a few employees. This prudent decision allows for consistency in information among your workforce, clearly states the expectations you have of your employees (as well as what they might expect from […]

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Employment Law July 16, 2015

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid Interns Many people, especially in my own profession of law, utilize college students or graduate students looking to gain experience in lieu of pay as unpaid interns. These businesses give the student an opportunity to get hands-on, real world experience and the business gets a little help around the office without the burden of […]

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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, […]