We teach sport classes at daycares, so we don't have any actual facility. We bring equipment to schools and are considered "contractors". The business address is in NJ, so I am hoping that as a contractor, we don't have to register in PA as well even though we do classes over there.
This is a complicated situation best addressed in a face to face meeting with an experienced family law attorney in your area. One way to locate an attorney is to use the Find a Lawyer tab on this site.
Independent Contractors own their own businesses and are not an employee of their client's company. They do odd jobs for property management company and owners properties as needed, such as mowing, snow removal, minor repairs, etc. Anything larger is per an estimate quote on scope of work... Read more »
You should retain counsel to advise you. Each independent contractor situation is different. The attorney can prepare an independent contractor agreement that can be used as a template for the various situations.
The answer to this question depends upon the county where you will be distributing the flyers. Even though you are not selling anything, the township may deem that handing out the flyers is a form of soliciting contributions, and there are townships that require permits for such an activity.
It is difficult to give you a completely accurate answer without reading the lease, but I think you should send a letter to your old landlord, certified mail, return receipt requested. Most leases will provide that the landlord has to return the security deposit within a certain number of days, or...Read more »
He created a product that the truck drivers use at the logistics company he works for. His immediate supervisor did not want to pay him on the clock to produce it. My husband produces them at home and his supervisor purchases them from him via ebay. The company is nationwide, and several other... Read more »
I do not represent you and do not know all the facts, but it sounds like this was a "work for hire" and that the company he worked for owns the rights to it. However, he could approach the company and see if he is able to sell to others. It sounds like he has a strong position in being...Read more »
You do not need to have a trademark to sell. However, the federal trademark does protect the name so others cannot come in and copy it. I would also recommend that you copyright your recipe for the sauce. Good luck!
Since Pennsylvania is not a community property state, your spouse is not liable for the debts of the sole proprietorship. However, if you have a joint bank account, the creditor could go after 50% of the account.
my husband and I had a personal chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge in 2014. I own a small sole proprietorship and may possibly be sued, can I file another bankruptcy? we have no real assets except a small joint personal bank acct, can that be taken? we are in the state of pa
No you cannot file a new bankruptcy. If the claim pre-dates your bankruptcy, you may be able to reopen the bankruptcy. You may be able to file a state receivership, a state form of bankruptcy but need to speak to local counsel. Those are usually handled by bankruptcy attorneys.
My franchiser charge me worker compensation insurance on my annual sale income just after sale commissions . I have no employee at all. My franchiser's head office is in Huston, TX but the actual business location is in Pittsburgh, PA.
It is possible that this charge is to provide the franchiser with coverage in case you are injured and attempt to pursue a workers' compensation claim against them. You would really have to review your franchise agreement and potentially talk to the franchiser's office to determine why...Read more »
How is the agency set up? Is it an LLC? A sole proprietorship? Have you requested and received the documents that demonstrate what his relationship is with State Farm and how his agency "operates?" You need to contact a divorce attorney who can discuss this issue with you further;...Read more »
We paid our taxes last year and they were refunded back to us and told our mortgage co pd them. We do not have an escrow acct. so i called the mortgage co and they said they would not do that and didnt pay for us. Quite a mystery. A year later we get a package in the mail from a company we never... Read more »
Commercial Tenant moved out before lease ended. Landlord is suing tenant for breach of lease agreement. However.. 1 month after tenant moved out landlord submitted an application to the borough for a new zoning permit to put another type of business in the building along with an application to the... Read more »
Unless the lease indicates that the landlord's application to change the use of the premises causes a default or termination of the lease (which is unlikely), it is doubtful that a court would hold that the tenant is not responsible for the remainder of the lease merely because of the...Read more »
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