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We believe that knowledge is power. The more knowledge we can impart on high value topics affecting your business, the more successful your business will be. Here we will regularly provide you with practical, current information on legal topics directly impacting your business.

Further Crackdown on Independent Contractors

On July 15, 2015, the Dept. of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1, The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “Suffer or Permit” Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors (the “WHD Interpretation”), which analyzes how the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) definition of […]

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Categories: Employment

Evaluate, Clarify and Strengthen Your Customers’ Cloud SLAs

With the advent of cloud computing and managed services, contracts have become an increasingly important part of the discussion between channel solution providers, vendors and others involved in the delivery process. As with any outsourcing arrangement, each of these parties must be in complete agreement on all performance expectations and understand their own individual roles. Thresholds, […]

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Categories: Miscellaneous

A Few Words on Cyber Insurance

Though some businesses have successfully made claims for data breach incidents on traditional insurance policies, relying on traditional policies for coverage has become increasingly uncertain. With data breach risk showing no sign of abating, businesses and their counsel should consider the need for cyber insurance that covers the costs of investigating and responding to a […]

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Categories: Information Technology, Miscellaneous

5 Contracting Pitfalls to Avoid

When running a business, having clear and written contracts can prevent a lot of headache and heartache. For solution providers, whose customer relationships increasingly depend on long-term service arrangements, having the right contracts in play is non-negotiable—it is a must. In a world rife with technology and a country hungry for lawsuits, it’s important to […]

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Categories: Corporate

5 Legal Requirements Every MSP Must Address

Launching a managed services practice takes more than just knowing the technology and understanding the recurring revenue model. To stay successful, managed services providers (MSPs) must have an executable growth plan and a strong foundation that includes the right leadership, the right salespeople, the right services, and of course the right legal structures and documentation […]

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Categories: Corporate

Business Associate Agreement or Façade?

Solution providers working in the healthcare space are fully accustomed to signing Business Associate Agreements (BAA) to perform services for healthcare organizations. To recap, the BAA is intended to serve as an ancillary agreement to a services agreement for the performance of services that may be covered under applicable law within the healthcare industry, including […]

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Categories: Corporate

Legal Tips (No Tricks) for Emerging IT Businesses

Whether starting a brand new cloud services company or managing an intentionally small MSP business, today’s IT professionals can expect an ever-increasing array of issues to stand in the way of their success. The financial challenges alone keep many companies from achieving their goals, and a variety of personnel and regulatory concerns tend to make […]

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Categories: CompTIA Legal Services Program, Miscellaneous

Solution Provider Tip: BYOD Best Practices & Policies

As smartphone, tablet and other mobile technology use rises, employees are performing more and more work from their own electronic devices. The increased use of personal devices at work may raise concerns for employers in several areas.  You can help add value to your clients by ensuring they are aware of the issues while at […]

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Categories: Employment

5 Vital Categories of M&A Legal Due Diligence

When evaluating a company for acquisition or preparing a company for sale, there are many factors to consider in a variety of areas within your business operations. If you have been able to favorably move past the core financial diligence, it is vital to also thoroughly examine and evaluate, at minimum, the following 5 categories […]

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Categories: Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions

Welcome to ITLA | InfoTech Law Advocates

IT companies operate in a complex environment with a myriad of laws and regulations to comply with.  From data breach notification, HIPAA compliance, and cybersecurity issues to intellectual property, employment and corporate issues, the requirements impacting your business can be confusing and daunting.  To exacerbate the problem, the law does not take into account the […]

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Categories: Miscellaneous