As an Employer there are many state and Federal laws that you must comply with in order to run a successful business and avoid complicated penalties.
Cohoon Legal will help you understand the legal requirements for hiring employees, or deciding to contract out work. When hiring and retaining employees, it is important to keep from mistakenly opening up yourself and your business to liability.
Cohoon Legal informs business owners about the many issues that may arise when you become an employer and can advise you in the best agreements to protect your business and your assets. These agreements and employment documents should be drafted specifically for your business. Cohoon Legal will advise, draft and negotiate these employment agreements and documents to secure the best interests of your business.
I represent Professionals and Executives with employment matters including negotiating severance agreements. Many employers have contracts, nondisclosure, nonsolicitation, noncompete, and other employment agreements for their employees or contractors to sign. It is important to understand those agreements prior to signing so you can make an informed decision if this is an agreement that you will be able to comply with and if your future plans may pose a conflict with the agreements.
As an Employee, you have many rights that the State of Texas and Federal law provide to protect you. Many times employees seek legal counsel because they believe their rights have been violated, it is important to act quickly as many laws have deadline that approach within months of the possible violation. The following issues are covered by Texas law and can be found at the Texas Workforce Commission.
As an Independant Contractor, you are working with a company in a special relationship that provides more freedom and very little liability from the company.
Unfortunately, many independant contractors do not understand the legal and tax ramifications of this relationship. And there are times when you are working as an Independant Contractor but the role actually would be considered an Employee position, there are protections that you may be missing out on because you are misclassified.
If you would like to discuss your legal concerns with Cohoon Legal, please schedule a phone consultation.
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