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By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Developing a hiring strategy for your startup or SME When developing a hiring strategy, founders and owners often consider the following when they are assessing potential candidates: skills, experience, education, ability to do the job, willingness to do the job and whether the person will fit in the company’s culture. In addition to assessing the quality of job candidates, founders and owners…
NEW LOOK, SAME FUNCTION Beginning May 2019, Arrival/Departure Forms: I-94 and I-94W for non U.S. citizens or residents will have a different look. The most notable change is that the digit numerical format will be replaced by alphanumeric characters. According to Customs & Border Patrol, “unexpired I-94s issued in the current numeric-only format will continue to be valid until the Admit Until Date printed on the paper I-94 and/or the date displayed on the public…
STARTUPS AND SMEs ARE NOT THE SAME. I make this point because the two are often used interchangeably when talking about entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur, defined by Merriam-Webster is “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” While startup founders and SME business owners are entrepreneurs, their business models and end goals are very different. The differences between Startups and SMEs are so significant that to not understand the difference would…
In a recently released Advice Memo, ADT, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board Office of General Counsel (NLRB) has concluded that prohibiting the use of personal cell-phone at all times during the workday violates an employee’s right to private communications during non-employer monitored channels, such as lunch or breaks. It is therefore unlawful to include blanket cell phone bans in Employer’s handbook rules as it is seen to unlawfully infringe on employees’ Section 7…
There are many types of investment sources in the U.S. and this article does not purport to provide information that is applicable to all sources of funding or be exhaustive. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the strategic factors that Non-U.S. startups need to consider when they are developing their business & legal strategies to embark on the process of secure financing from U.S. Investors to do business in the U.S. …
How much taxes you will owe when you expand your business to the U.S.? The decisions you make prior to expansion will have an impact on what you have to pay after you begin (and as you continue) doing business in the U.S. Having a legal strategy or legal plan that examines U.S. tax situations will allow you to plan and/or strategize accordingly.  It can provide you with needed information to make the best decisions…