Legal

A HIVE

 

Founded Sep 2014

Location Orange County, CA

Conversations (37)
Members (105)

 


About this hive

Addressing legal issues surrounding freelancers. From general business law matters such as incorporation, licensing and other business agreements to pivotal topics such as intellectual property, that is copyrights, trademarks, patents, designs, unfair competition etc.

 

 

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Emily  Martinez

Need NYC attorney needed ASAP

Hi, all in the HIVE :) I signed a contract with a third party recruitment agency to work for a small design firm. The contract ...

Tracy Ratliff

Copyright release statement

I have a client that I designed a logo for recently (I am a freelance graphic designer). The logo came out great, the client was ...

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  • Megan Templeton

    Hi Tracy, I have a few releases on hand I can send to you for ...

Matthew Selznick

A client wants me to sign a consulting contract that insists I accept no other client work while I'm under contract to them -- not ...

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  • Xavier Fan

    I can't speak to the legality - but my guess is that it would indeed ...

  • Gregory Mockett

    This may be old enough of a thread to be irrelevant, but in the interest ...

michelle hansen

Breach of Independent Contractor Agreement - Nonpayment

Hello, Ovis Creative purchased and accepted my investment writing work. They now refuse payment stating their client was not satisfied with the final deliverable. My ...

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  • michelle hansen

    Hi William, Thank you for your response. I replied to Steve's thread prior to seeing ...

  • William Cortellessa

    Michelle: If you are thinking about pursuing legal action against Orvis in NYC and you ...

Suzanne Batchelor

Not paying a hired employee for required work

For years, I've worked as a freelance editor for a major textbook publisher. The publisher now requires all freelancers to become employees of PRO Unlimited, ...

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  • Dane Johnson

    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a nonexempt employee (basically one making less than $23,600 ...

  • Suzanne Batchelor

    Dane, thanks very much for your reply. I see that the work I did would ...

Susan Stuart

Hello - can anyone tell me if there is a standard or best practice for termination clauses in an independent contractor agreement? Over the years ...

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  • Charles Smart

    Susan, you may want to look at the contract creator on freelancers union website. If ...

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Doug  Everest

Destroyed my work...

Hello, I'm new here, I hope this is the correct platform 😁 I recently pitched a personal piece to a popular website and that website ...

Tricia Chirumbole

Upwork - clients reversing payments with NO protection

Hi all, I had an Upwork client dispute my number of hours in regards to their use of the work and their expectations - AFTER ...

7 more comments
  • Vince Du Beau

    I use Upwork and I used Elance before it closed for years. While I agree ...

  • Noriko Nakano

    I don't trust that they don't keep background processes running even when the tracker isn't ...

Gordon Mei

Do labor laws protect contractors when clients decide not to pay for done work?

Most language I'm seeing online is specific to the traditional employer/employee situation, so it's unclear to me what applies to us independent contractors.

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  • Gordon Mei

    Makes sense – I'm currently working for a client in California and based out of ...

  • William Cortellessa

    Not necessarily. Is there is a written contract between you and the client in California? ...

Sara Dirks

URGENT: Using Artwork For a Mural Question!

I have a client who owns a restaurant. What he wants is a large 35 foot mural to go on the wall. He would like ...

Susan Duhig

Any advice about finding a lawyer to vet a consulting contract?

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  • Megan Templeton

    Hi Susan, If you still need help with this, let me know. Always happy to ...

  • Susan Duhig

    Hi Megan, Thanks for reaching out. I don't need help at the moment, but if ...

Matt Blick

Looking for creatives

Hey fellow freelancing creatives, Are you or do you know of a creative freelancer who is looking for more PR and wanting to connect with ...

Dawn Carrington

Non Payment of US resident by UK Client ( Fashion )

I am a British born freelance designer/ illustrator living in New York and am having trouble getting paid by a company in the UK which ...

2 more comments
  • Dawn Carrington

    Thanks for your advice William. I did speak with the owner of Kirens who said ...

  • William Cortellessa

    Dear Dawn: I would get the owner of Kirens to tell you in writing that ...

Jeanine Guido

Fair Competition

Hello - Looking for help/insights into Freelancers/Contractors rights over work delivered during an assignment. I freelanced at an ad agency for a period of 2 ...

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  • Dane Johnson

    The agreement's terms will determine whether the designer can or can't show the work in ...

  • Jeanine Guido

    Thank you all for your prompt replies and wonderful feedback, this is very helpful and ...

Zachary Schulman

Hello all, I recently started working as a delivery person for a relatively young company. My compensation is based on a combination of delivery commissions ...

Comments
  • Roland Paquette

    I can't believe no one responded to this in over a month. The only controlling ...

Gina Pak

Do you need to understand everything in your contract?

I'm curious - what do you guys do when you have a contract and you've read, but you don't understand it? Hiring a lawyer seems ...

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Andrita Craft

Hair, Makeup & Wardrobe in Fashion Industry

Hello! I am a freelance hair stylist in NYC and I have a gang of fellow creatives that I am meeting with to discuss methods ...

Michael Kimmel

Verbal abuse

I apologize if this is not the place to post this, but I hope somebody might have some advice for a tricky situation. My wife ...

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  • Mike Bradley

    There is probably no remedy here that doesn't involve risk. Bullies like the one you ...

Vanessa Stasio

After receiving some pro bono legal advice from SBA, I recently organized my freelance business as an LLC in New York state. I only just ...

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  • William Cortellessa

    Vanessa: If you formed an LLC instead of a PLLC and improperly remain organized as ...

Peter Fisher

Experience using Bonsai for work contracts?

Don't know if this hive is still active, but hello whoever is here! :) I thought it would be a good place to share this. ...

Bulletproof agreements, simple e-signing, integrated escrow for freelancers | Bonsai

Bonsai provides bulletproof freelance work agreement templates, simple e-signing, and payment escrow for creative freelancers ...

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  • Patti Hynds

    Hello! I work through a website called UpWork https://www.upwork.com so do not have to hassle ...

  • Ruth Feiertag

    I'll be interested to know too. I've been trying to figure out a decent contract, ...

Emily  Martinez

Need NYC attorney needed ASAP

Hi, all in the HIVE :) I signed a contract with a third party recruitment agency to work for a small design firm. The contract ...

Tracy Ratliff

Copyright release statement

I have a client that I designed a logo for recently (I am a freelance graphic designer). The logo came out great, the client was ...

Comments
  • Megan Templeton

    Hi Tracy, I have a few releases on hand I can send to you for ...

Susan Stuart

Hello - can anyone tell me if there is a standard or best practice for termination clauses in an independent contractor agreement? Over the years ...

2 more comments
  • Charles Smart

    Susan, you may want to look at the contract creator on freelancers union website. If ...

  • shakti singh

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Doug  Everest

Destroyed my work...

Hello, I'm new here, I hope this is the correct platform 😁 I recently pitched a personal piece to a popular website and that website ...

Susan Duhig

Any advice about finding a lawyer to vet a consulting contract?

Comments
  • Megan Templeton

    Hi Susan, If you still need help with this, let me know. Always happy to ...

  • Susan Duhig

    Hi Megan, Thanks for reaching out. I don't need help at the moment, but if ...

Matt Blick

Looking for creatives

Hey fellow freelancing creatives, Are you or do you know of a creative freelancer who is looking for more PR and wanting to connect with ...

Gina Pak

Do you need to understand everything in your contract?

I'm curious - what do you guys do when you have a contract and you've read, but you don't understand it? Hiring a lawyer seems ...

Comments
  • manish lamba

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  • manish lamba

    Also visit <a href="https://www.freelancersunion.org/"Freelancersunion</a>