If you own a business that hires workers, and especially if you use contractors, it is important that you understand the difference between an employment relationship or a contract for services. It is important to know that even if there is a written contract stating the worker is either an employee or contractor this does not define the relationship. Instead, it is determined by examining a range of characteristics of the working relationship.
Britney Spears has been under a conservatorship since 2008 following a very public breakdown. Since then, her father has been in control of her finances, health, personal life, and business deals. After Britney took legal action in 2021 and a worldwide movement to #freebritney gained momentum, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny granted Britney’s request to immediately suspend her father as the conservator of her estate.
The simple answer is yes. It is important to have both legal documents in place as they serve very different purposes.
It is increasingly common for businesses to utilise a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for their products and rely on cloud-based software in their operations. While the benefits of SaaS are widely acknowledged (reduced cost, scalability, integration and maintenance to name a few) there can also be complications in detailing the rights and responsibilities of customers and service providers. It is therefore very important that SaaS providers have a SaaS agreement in place.