Defining The Employment Relationship

One source of conflict that often occurs in the entertainment industry involves the employment relationship. There are many pitfalls for both the employee, employer, or independent contractor that can be easily avoided with the help of an entertainment lawyer. Depending on how this relationship is defined, an artist could end up losing control of his creative expression or a business may accidentally make an employee a partner in the business. These are just a couple examples of the many unexpected problems that I have seen pop up when there is no written employment contract or a poorly drawn contract.