Before Taking That Cash Infusion, Be Sure You Aren’t Violating Federal Securities Laws

For many startups and entrepreneurs, capital contributions are an essential part of starting and continuing to operate a business. However, capital contributions cannot always be funded by the business’ founders and many businesses rely on contributions from Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, passive investors, and sometimes even family and friends. These contributions—yes, even contributions from family...

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Seventh Circuit Primarily Focuses On Employer Control To Analyze Contractor/Employee Classification

A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit has altered the landscape of how employees/contractors are determined. In Simpkins v. DuPage Housing Authority, Anthony Simkins was a general laborer that signed “independent contractor agreements” with the DuPage Housing Authority in 2009 and 2012 to perform general labor on some vacant properties. The job was full time...

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