Employees/Contractors

The Two Contracts Every Freelancer Needs

As a freelancer, you are more likely to succeed if you have a good set of contract templates to use with clients and subcontractors. In this post, we'll look at the two most important contracts every Kansas City freelancer should have in their freelancer contract library: a Client Agreement & a Subcontractor Agreement. Client Agreement When [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Contracts, Employees/Contractors, Freelancers|

Guest Article in Startland News: Alternatives to Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements have both positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, they protect employers from competition and help to prevent disclosure of confidential information. Additionally, they can promote work force training and innovation. But on the other hand, they can have very negative impacts to wages, labor mobility, and local economies. Our recent [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Employees/Contractors, Small Business, Startups|

How to Decide Whether to Hire an Employee or a Contractor

When hiring for your business you should carefully consider whether you need an employee or independent contractor because the differences are really important. If you hire an employee you will have more control over their work and performance, but you'll pay more to the government and have more administrative work. If you hire a contractor, you lose some [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Contracts, Employees/Contractors, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Non-Compete v. Non-Solicitations – Differences You Should Know

Non-compete and non-solicitation terms are often misunderstood. And regardless if you are running a small freelance business or a high-growth startup, you need to understand the differences between these restrictive covenants. Key Differences A non-compete agreement is a restrictive covenant that prevents an employee from terminating her employment and opening or working for a [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Contracts, Employees/Contractors, Small Business, Startups|