Patrick McGuiness

Choosing the Best Employment Agreements

By Patrick McGuiness

When a Non-Solicitation Agreement is Better than a Non-Compete Agreement Nothing is more frustrating than watching workers you’ve trained and fostered walk away from your company to join the competition, taking customers and expertise with them.  More and more businesses are looking to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements to prevent this problem. So what kind of agreement…

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What Not to Ask

By Patrick McGuiness

7 Seemingly Harmless Topics to Avoid in Job Interviews It can be tempting to start off every job interview with a little chit-chat, asking candidates about their family and private life.  But you should be cautious before asking personal questions—what would be harmless small talk in any other context can easily raise the specter of…

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Get Paid or Foreclose

By Patrick McGuiness

A Simple Timeline for Mechanic’s Liens Mechanic’s liens are a great way for contractors, subcontractors, designers, and materials suppliers to ensure they are paid for their work, but the law is very strict about the process and timeline for obtaining a lien.  As the landscape installation season is wrapping up, you should be sure that your…

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When to pay plow drivers for wait time

By Patrick McGuiness

When storms happen, plow drivers must be ready to hit the ground running. Many drivers are on call, waiting for the snow to fall. It’s great to have a team at the ready. But are you required to pay on-call drivers for the hours they are on call? No, most plow drivers do not need…

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