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Thank you for your question. I am a licensed Pennsylvania professional. Please permit me to assist you this afternoon.Mia,Even a long-term agreement can be done via 'contracting'. You can hire someone as a contractor based on agreements that are modified or renewed as time goes on, and it will generally not turn them into employees unless you begin treating them as such. There is no need to out-source via a temp agency unless you are expecting hgh levels of turn-over and would need them to assist you with finding additional assistance as time goes on.Good luck.
Can I pay my contractors via commission or royalties only if minimum membership goal was reached? If I were to draft a contract -- I'd specify "contractor to produce/ deliver 5 show segments per week and will get paid once minimum sales goal has been reached? None of us are going to get paid the 1st year. It'll be ambition and commitment. TY
Mia,That may be tough. You have to pay your employees or contractors for work that they performed. If they obtained 4 and not 5 segments, they have to be paid for the 4 they obtained. You cannot have parties work for you for free. You can have a rolling agreement where you issue a 'draw' against salary where if they get above a certain amount they will begin to obtain commissions, but working completely for free would violate state law. You, as the owner, can choose to work for free, but your underlings, be they employees or contractors, cannot work for you for free.Good luck.
Ah, I see. 4 more quick questions;
Mia,I am located in PA but under JustAnswer site rules I cannot represent you or provide services off-site, I am sorry! As much as I would love to assist you, I am barred by contract from doing so. JustAnswer has different pricing plans but as I am not one of their moderators I cannot go into detail as I do not know what current options are available. Typically each question has a separate price unless you sign up for a subscription. If you wish to do so, I can ask the moderators to get involved. For employment contacts, we at JustAnswer cannot create them for you as it would be considered potential representation, something we cannot provide--I would suggest you retain local counsel to assist you.Good luck.
Would have liked to hire you. Too bad. Makes sense though.
Mia,For the same reason that I cannot represent you off-site, I cannot personally refer you out--it may create a conflict that the site would not permit. What I can suggest is browsing the listings at www.avvo.com and www.martindale.com. There you can search by fees, location, experience, and expertise. You can also review past client testimonials and peer driven evaluations. I have personally used this for my own clients when I had no direct links to a specific specialization or a jurisdiction where I had no contacts. You would need to focus their transactional and business law experience--this is less litigation based and more based on a background pertaining to those who practice preventative law and consulting rather than direct defense. I cannot estimate fees as I have no idea what you are seeking beyond these agreements.Please be well and please do not forget to positively rate my answers as otherwise I do not obtain credit for for my work. Thank you! I am going to be forwarding this question to the moderators.
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