Is Groupon’s June 3 announcement of its intent to launch an IPO a sign of another looming “tech bubble” or an “entrepreneurial renaissance”? Either way, entrepreneurs seeking to ride the next wave of technological innovation must be aware of the significant personal risks arising from failing to comply with wage and hour laws.
Can’t pay your suppliers or rent on the swanky new office space you rented to impress potential venture capital investors? If the business fails, at least the budding entrepreneur might be able to avoid or limit personal liability for these unpaid debts. Not so for unpaid wages owed to employees.