Particulars of the Pugh Clause

Particulars of the Pugh Clause      By Miguel Suazo and Chelsea Allen           The famed “Producers 88,” the supposedly standard oil and gas lease form, is not, in fact, really so standard.  Many modifications can be made to roughly standardized oil and gas leases (and invariably are made), and typically come in the form of …

Employee or Contractor? How Correct Categorization of Workers Can Save Your Business Time, Money, and Stress

Employee or Contractor? How Correct Categorization of Workers Can Save Your Business Time, Money, and Stress By Miguel Suazo and Chelsea Allen           An often thorny and potentially costly legal issue is the distinction between “employee” and “contractor.” Businesses must be aware that improperly classifying workers can potentially expose a company to heavy tax burdens at a …