Legal

Here are some legal resources for worker cooperatives.

Staff picks

Title Format Source
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Choosing a Business Entity: A Guide for Worker Cooperatives PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Tackling the Law, Together: A Legal Guide to Worker Cooperatives Generally and in Massachusetts PDF Community Enterprise Project of the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
Human Resources for Worker Cooperatives Webinar Series Video/Audio U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Co-opLaw.org: Employment Law Web Page Sustainable Economies Law Center
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center

Choosing a Legal Entity

LLCs

Incorporation Documents

Employment Law

Title Format Source
Tackling the Law, Together: A Legal Guide to Worker Cooperatives Generally and in Massachusetts PDF Community Enterprise Project of the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
Human Resources for Worker Cooperatives Webinar Series Video/Audio U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Attorney Susan Zeme on Worker Cooperative Legal Issues Video/Audio
Co-opLaw.org: Employment Law Web Page Sustainable Economies Law Center
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives PDF
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives Presentation
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center

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Title Format Source
Sample Worker Cooperative Bylaws Word Processor Document
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Choice of Legal Entity - Chart PDF
28 preguntas: ¿Estas pensando en empezar una cooperativa de trabajadores? Unas preguntas para revisar antes de reunirse con un abogado PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Low-income & Immigrant Worker Cooperative Formation PDF Urban Justice Center Community Development Project
A Layperson’s Guide to the Teamworks Cooperative Network’s Financial and Legal Structures PDF TeamWorks Cooperative Network
Choosing a Business Entity: A Guide for Worker Cooperatives PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Equal Exchange Bylaws PDF Equal Exchange
Guideline for Cooperative Bylaws PDF USDA Rural Development
"El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio Cooperativa" PDF
Tackling the Law, Together: A Legal Guide to Worker Cooperatives Generally and in Massachusetts PDF Community Enterprise Project of the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
Sample By Laws PDF
Non-Member Equity Instruments for Consumer and Worker Cooperatives PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California
Worker Cooperative Creation as Progressive Lawyering? Moving Beyond the One-Person, One-Vote Floor PDF
Human Resources for Worker Cooperatives Webinar Series Video/Audio U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Attorney Susan Zeme on Worker Cooperative Legal Issues Video/Audio
Co-opLaw.org: Employment Law Web Page Sustainable Economies Law Center
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives PDF
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives Presentation
Community Economic Development Lawyers and the New Democratic Economy Community Economic Development Clinic at Roger Williams University School of Law
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
LLC with a Permanent Capital Member Sample Operating Agreement PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Limited Liability Companies as Worker Cooperatives PDF
Forming a Worker Coop LLC or Cooperative Corporation PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
How A Worker Co-op Structured as a LLC Can Retain Earnings PDF Cooperative Development Institute
LLC Taxed as a T Corporation Sample Operating Agreement PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Entity Choice for New Cooperatives (video) Video/Audio
Sociedades de responsibilidad limitada como cooperativas de trabajo Word Processor Document Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Estatutos y Acuerdos de Operación PDF
Eligir una Entidad Empresarial PDF