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Employment Law Attorneys in Overland Park, Kansas

Myers Longhofer, LLC is committed to serving as a pivotal resource for businesses navigating the complexities of employment law. Our comprehensive legal services span from preemptive advice and contractual matters to rigorous defense against workplace-related claims. 

Our services include: 

  • Preventive Counseling and HR Support: We provide strategic advice on a variety of human resource matters, aiming to prevent legal issues before they arise. Our team assists in creating effective policies that ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws, reducing the risk of litigation. 

  • Contract Drafting and Review: Tailored to your business’s unique needs, our legal experts draft and review employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-compete clauses, and non-solicitation agreements. We focus on protecting your interests while fostering fair and clear terms for all parties. 

  • Employment Dispute Resolution and Litigation: Myers Longhofer, LLC represents businesses in mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings related to employment disputes. We defend against claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and allegations of a hostile work environment and sexual harassment, among others. 

  • Compliance and Training: Staying on top of ever-evolving employment laws is critical for any business. Our attorneys not only ensure your business is compliant with these changes, but also offer training sessions for your management and HR teams to fortify your workplace against potential legal challenges. 

  • Customized Legal Strategies: Recognizing that each business’s situation is unique, we work closely with you to develop legal strategies that align with your business goals and the specific challenges you may face. Our personalized approach means you receive advice and representation that truly fits your business. 

If you’re looking for legal support that understands the ins and outs of employment law and how they apply to your business, reach out to us to discuss how we can assist you. From our firm in Overland Park, Kansas, we work with clients throughout Johnson County, Olathe, Leawood, and Shawnee, Kansas, as well as Kansas City, Missouri.

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Employment Law FAQs

Can my business require employees to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)? 

Yes, your business can require employees to sign NDAs to protect proprietary information like trade secrets, client lists, and other confidential information.  

If someone refuses to sign, they may not be the right fit for your company. However, it's important to ensure that the NDA is enforceable and does not unfairly restrict an employee’s ability to seek future employment. 

What should I do if an employee complains about harassment in the workplace? 

After an employee submits a complaint, your company should immediately conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the complaint and take appropriate corrective action, if necessary. 

Taking every complaint seriously is fundamental to maintaining a safe and respectful workplace environment. It not only shows your employees that their concerns are valued and their well-being is a priority, but it also helps to mitigate potential legal risks for your business.

Ignoring or inadequately addressing complaints can lead to escalated situations, resulting in possible legal action, a damaged reputation, and a decrease in employee morale and productivity. Prompt and thorough investigation of complaints demonstrates your commitment to fairness and justice, reinforcing a culture of trust and accountability within your organization. 

Throughout the process, be sure to maintain confidentiality and to prevent any retaliation against the complainant. 

How do employment laws vary for small businesses compared to larger corporations? 

Many federal employment laws apply to businesses with a certain number of employees. For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for specified family and medical reasons, applies to businesses with 50 or more employees. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) only applies to businesses with more than 15 employees. Because the law operates under the assumption that businesses with less than 15 employees cannot accommodate disabilities without incurring undue hardship, many state and local laws have lower thresholds.  

Small businesses must stay informed about the laws that apply specifically to them. An employment lawyer in your jurisdiction will be able to provide guidance on which laws apply to your business based on its size and location.  

Are there specific laws regarding the classification of employees versus independent contractors? 

Yes. Misclassification of employees as independent contractors can lead to significant legal and financial consequences like back wages, penalties, and taxes.  

The determination of whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor depends on several factors, including the level of control over their work, the degree of independence they have in completing tasks, and the permanency of the working relationship.  

Various tests, such as the IRS test and the Economic Realities test, can help determine the correct classification based on the level of control and independence in the working relationship. 

Steadfast Support for Employers 

At Myers Longhofer, LLC, we understand that employment law can often seem like a minefield for many businesses. That’s why we're dedicated to providing clarity and confidence to our clients, helping you understand your legal obligations and the best practices for maintaining a harmonious workplace.  

Our team is adept at handling cases that require meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of both federal and state laws, ensuring your business isn't just protected, but also thriving. 

We pride ourselves on our proactive approach towards employment law challenges. By choosing Myers Longhofer, LLC, you're gaining partners who are invested in the success and growth of your business. Whether you're a start-up navigating your first employment contracts, or a well-established company facing complex litigation, we know how to tailor our services to meet your needs and goals. 

Our dedication to excellence and client satisfaction stands as a testament to our reputation in Overland Park, Kansas, and beyond. 

Overland Park Employment Law Attorneys  

At Myers Longhofer, LLC, our goal is to empower your business through effective counsel and advocacy. Let us shoulder your legal burdens so that you can focus on growth and success while maintaining a fair, compliant, and productive workplace environment. Contact our Overland Park law firm today to learn how we can help you mitigate churn, overcome challenges, and stay on track for long-term success.