A written contract is an agreement between the parties and creates the legal duties owed from one party to the other. However, these duties are not permanent, they are changeable, modifiable. These modifications can be intentional or accidental. Here is a brief discussion of how a contract can be modified.
Hiring can be one of the more exciting activities a small business can engage in. It tends to mean the business has grown to a place where the founder(s) cannot satisfy demand and need assistance. These expansion plans run into a problem almost immediately. Should the additional help be classified as an employee or an independent contractor?
Normally when discussion about the Fourteenth Amendment occurs, the topic is either the due process clause or equal protection clause. It is through these two clauses which Civil Rights have been expanded, including everything from race discrimination, to privacy, and eventually to marriage equality. However, there is a less discussed aspect of the Fourteenth Amendment, specifically, the use of the Amendment to apply the Bill of Rights to the States.
1964 was a landmark year, specifically for a major thrust of Civil Rights Activism and the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson. 1964 was also the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, the First Amendment was also litigated with a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in New York Times v. Sullivan.