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Checklist for Hiring a Startup Lawyer

While there’s a lot of great content available on the ins and outs of working with lawyers, fast-moving pragmatists may just want a quick checklist for doing their diligence. Here is such a checklist: 1. Are they really a “Startup Lawyer”? (Specialized) If you have a heart condition, you call a cardiologist. Brain condition: neurologist. And if you’re an early-stage technology company, you hire a...

New York Startups: Better Call Saul your payroll provider

Nobody really associates tech startups with frequent on-the-job injuries.  Early stage tech companies are usually shipping code and not shipping big heavy things.  They usually aren’t factories and the most obvious employee injury hazard is… carpal tunnel. But every New York startup and every startup with New York employees needs to hold workers’ comp insurance.  Not knowing – or forgetting –...

The two ways to hand a new hire a PIIA

There is a slew of typical first day paperwork activities for tech startup hires.  Filling out a W-4 and an I-9.  Benefits and direct deposit signups.  And signing a PIIA. PIIA is short for Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement.  Some companies call them Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreements, or CIIAAs.  The name is usually only different because a startup’s law...

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