February 2013

Injury to Temporary Staffing Employee Law Change

Issue: Can an employee of a temporary staffing agency sue the company where he’s performing services for negligence?

General Rules: 1) The temporary employee is the employee of the staffing agency. 2) Workers compensation prevents suits against employers beyond the scope of Workers Comp claims (except Woodson claims involving willful and wanton behavior). 3) A temporary staffing employee is not treated as an employee of the firm/company where he is performing services.  This is usually in the contract between the temp company and the firm/company that uses the temp.

How to start a Sole Proprietorship

Sole proprietorship: To be legitimate, here’s a start for what forms you need. If you’re going legit (recommended) go all the way legitmate.

A sole proprietorship is owned by one person. If you have more than one person, you become a partnership. This list of forms is not exhaustive, but it’s a good start. Certain businesses require additional forms (eg. licensed professions, hazardous industries).

Selling on eBay and Payments through Paypal

Thinking of selling a high priced item on eBay? Here are a couple of things to consider:1) Require that your bidders have a positive eBay history. Example: I listed my classic 1962 MGB on eBay. Some spammer or jokester outbid my topbidder by $100 then tried to scam me. The "top bidder" had no bid history and ruined what would have been a successful listing. I was over my reserve. 2) Payments with Paypal. Note this hasn't been personally verified, but have some disclaimer in your listing that buyer bears the risk of damage during shipping and takes in "as-is" condition.