Employee or Independent Contractor?

by Helen Holden

Imagine this: A business having difficulty attracting and retaining talent posts a job on its website and publicizes the opening on social media. Then, the post is viewed thousands of times, and hundreds of users comment. This sounds like a good outcome — except that the reason the post went viral was that the job was for a “full-time freelancer,” and users began criticizing … [More]

The Marijuana Proposition

by Alejandro Pérez

Marijuana is a booming business and all eyes are on Arizona. With an estimated $400 million in sales for 2018, medical marijuana has proven a lucrative business opportunity. Adding to the excitement, Arizona is gearing up to issue industrial hemp licenses under the Industrial Hemp Program, which is scheduled to go live this summer. Those seeking to enter these markets should be … [More]

Multilevel Marketing – Legal Pitfalls to Avoid

by Shelley Tolman and Marvin Ruth

For decades, multilevel marketing has permeated not only the business landscape but the American home. From Tupperware to jewelry to dietary supplements, the concept is familiar and widely utilized to grow brands from the mom-and-pop level to national powerhouse.  Essentially, a multilevel marketing business model is one in which the company sells products directly to the … [More]

Business Buyers & Sellers Beware in 2019

by Joseph Cotterman

A word of caution as you scan the business horizon for 2019. Depending on which side of a judgment you land on, it’s either a significant asset or obligation. Like a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit, judgments in Arizona have a lifespan during which they can be enforced. When the enforcement period runs out, a judgment expires and is forevermore unenforceable — … [More]

USMCA: Agreed and Signed but Now What? 

by Michael Patterson

Trade representatives reached a deal just before the self-imposed midnight deadline on September 30, 2018, and the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — at the G20 Summit on November 30, 2018. The USMCA essentially replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, but many questions still … [More]