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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Kansas City Employment Attorneys
Our experienced Kansas City employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.
Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee’s options.
A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Kansas City employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.
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1. Understand What an Independent Contractor Is
To understand what an independent contractor is, think about when you hire plumber. When you need your toilet fixed, you are calling an independent contractor. You don’t tell your plumber what to wear or when you when he can come to work, and you certainly don’t provide vacation benefits or sick time. Independent contractors provide services to you or your business on a project basis. According to the SBA, independent contractors:
a. Have a busi
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What Is a Stock Warrant?
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Reverse Vesting: What Is It?
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The founder already owns all the shares with reverse vesting and may be forced to sell a specific percentage of them for no profit if the complete vesting period hasn't been finished. Reverse vesting is a term used to define a specific situation where an independent contractor or an employee gets stock that's subject for the company to repurchase at-cost. The right to repurchase lapses the vesting period.
This is the opposite of a normal situation, where a provider for a service gets the right to buy stock or an option, but he or she can't use that right unt
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Learn More About the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Not only does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protect workers and their families by requiring employers to limit preexisting medical condition exclusions, but it has also set the Privacy Rule in place to protect electronically stored patient healthcare information.
History of the Privacy Rule
Congress determined that because of problems with breaches of privacy, widespread electronic transmission of health