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How do I keep former employees from competing against me?

How do I keep former employees from competing against me? After investing the time and money that it takes to launch a new, successful business, it is not surprising that many companies seek to protect their confidential information and general know-how. By signing a simple non-competition agreement (or “non-compete”) with employees or contractors, a company [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Employment, HR, Non-Compete, Small Business|Comments Off on How do I keep former employees from competing against me?

Tenant Considerations for Renting Office or Commercial Space

As a tenant, what should I consider when renting an office or commercial space? In order to lease an office or commercial space, you will need to sign a commercial lease with a landlord. Unlike residential leases, which in Oregon and Washington are regulated by laws that are highly protective of residents, a commercial landlord and [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Leases, Small Business|Comments Off on Tenant Considerations for Renting Office or Commercial Space

Is my Worker an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

Is my Worker an Independent Contractor or an Employee? For every business owner, large and small, knowing the difference between an independent contractor and employee is an important one. It is particularly important because, even though it is not always clear, the financial consequences of mistaking a contractor for an employee could be dire (taxes, [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 21st, 2014|Business, Contracts, Employment, HR, Small Business|1 Comment

Employee Engagement

How Do I Engage my Employees to Produce the Best Results for my Company? Immix hosted a Powerup Event on October 18, gathering business leaders and consultants to discuss an important topic for small and growing businesses. Although the topic was branding, we were reminded of the importance of an employee’s role in bringing a [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 21st, 2014|Business, Employment, HR, Small Business|Comments Off on Employee Engagement

Leasing your Commercial Space

As a landlord, what should I consider when leasing my commercial space? The flexibility that a commercial landlord and tenant have in structuring their lease allows the parties to develop a lease that closely matches their intentions. This is often to the commercial landlord’s advantage, since many landlords have a superior bargaining position in lease [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Leases, Small Business|Comments Off on Leasing your Commercial Space

Employer Issues in an Age of an Aging Workforce

As an attorney and an HR professional, we have often been presented with the following questions: “How do I fire my employee?” or “Can I fire my employee?” These are seemingly simple questions. In earlier times, we might have responded, “Well, of course you can. You walk into their office and tell them they are [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00January 9th, 2014|Employment, HR|Comments Off on Employer Issues in an Age of an Aging Workforce

Preparing Your Incident Reports

Be Careful What You Put In Writing: Preparing Your Incident Reports All construction companies throughout Washington and Oregon have (or should have) detailed safety plans. In case of an injury, property damage, or a near miss on a jobsite, most safety plans include a standard accident or incident report that is filled out by the [...]

By |2015-09-29T18:42:55+00:00November 4th, 2013|Construction, Contracts|Comments Off on Preparing Your Incident Reports

Basic HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

What are some basics that I need to know about the HIPAA privacy and security rules? Our clients are frequently asked if they are HIPAA compliant. Other than clinics and doctor’s offices, few of them are aware of even the basics. This brief article describes some key provisions of a very broad law. The Health [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00September 22nd, 2013|Health Insurance, HIPPA|Comments Off on Basic HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules