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Emerging Business Seminar (Phoenix) – How To Structure Consulting Relationships

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HowtoStructureConsultingRelationshipsHeaderIn these challenging economic times, companies are looking for ways to reduce expenses and conserve cash. One increasingly popular way to do so is to outsource work to independent contractors, rather than hiring additional employees.

Structured properly, these consulting relationships can add tremendous value to your business. Structured improperly, these relationships can bring about disastrous results. One common mistake — treating someone as an independent contractor when they should have been an employee under federal and state law — can lead to significant liability for both you and your company.

Snell & Wilmer invites you to the next program in the Emerging Business Seminar SeriesSM, where partners Brian Burt and Josh Woodard will discuss structuring consulting relationships.

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include, among others:

  • Understanding the difference between employees and independent contractors, and the consequences for mischaracterization
  • Structuring and drafting the consulting agreement
    • The business deal
    • Representations and warranties
    • Authority to act for your company
    • Ownership of intellectual property
    • Confidentiality
    • Non-competition and non-solicitation covenants
    • Indemnification

For more information and RSVP instructions for this seminar, select this link.