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Contracts Matter

My column for AIGA Blue Ridge is available at this link.

I don’t normally do the dissection of a particular case unless it has a great deal of meaning or merit. But this column is about a specific case involving a graphic designer, a nonpaying client, and copyrights. This is a post that carries the lessons I try and teach all creative professionals.

Contracts matter, they are not just some “legal thing” that gets in the way of your business. It should be the heart and soul of your business.

Some Links on Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment law can be complicated and because each incident is very fact specific it is not always so easy to know what harassment it and isn’t. Fortunately, unlike other areas of the law, both the federal government and state governments are pretty specific about their goal of prohibiting sexual harassment. The Equal Employment Opportunity… Continue Reading