Working With Developers

Failure to have a clear written agreement with developers is the most frequent problem I see with early-stage companies. And one that is completely avoidable. Here are a few common issues.

Corporate Governance
The Startup Visa – International Entrepreneur Rule

The International Entrepreneur Rule applies to foreign entrepreneurs looking to build their company in the U.S. and American startups looking to bring a key foreign cofounder stateside.

Hiring A Developer? Get It In Writing And Signed First

Here’s an unfortunate, but common call we get from clients at VW each week: Client: “Hi, we’re having a problem with our web developer. They started the project and took our initial payment, but are now way behind schedule and […]

Oooh, Baby, Baby – A Beginner’s Guide to Maternity Leave

“Are you pregnant?” Add this to the list of questions that all but a precious few may reasonably ask. Since I’m a lawyer, I feel entitled…to ask in order to clear up some common misconceptions about workplace protection and paid leave […]

Independent Contractor Agreements Don’t Mean Anything

On Valentine’s Day in either first or second grade, Teresa Holting handed me a little card with my name hastily written on the envelope. Inside the envelope, and on the front cover of the card, were a couple of anthropomorphic […]

Can I Fire An Employee For That?

Texas has a lot of protections for businesses but you have to be careful under both the state and federal laws.

Hiring Your First Employees

It’s time to grow and bring in those valuable first employees who are going to enable your success as a small business. Maybe you need someone with marketing experience to help drive business, or maybe you need a salesperson, or […]

Employment Contract Considerations

You know the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”? Well, that axiom most certainly applies to small businesses. While many today do not enter into written employment agreements with their employees, it would certainly be in […]