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I am looking for employment law advice. I recently formed an

I am looking for employment law advice. I recently formed an LLC for the express purpose of providing consulting services to clients. I have a colleague I would like to work on a project with. He is currently on a TN-1 with a different company. The nature of his work would be similar in both cases. We would like to minimize taxes while complying with employment laws. Can a TN-1 be a W2 employee of a consulting company? Can a TN-1 be an employee of two different companies? Can a TN-1 be on a 1099? What are our options for working together?

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I recently lost my job and an old friend of mine would like

I recently lost my job and an old friend of mine would like me to do some work for a company she works for. It's innovation work for a large diversified company that produces commodities (wire, racking, shelves, shopping carts, etc). They would like to start with a three month contract that is governed by a SOW and they would like me to start in one business day (Monday - today is Friday).The work would be pretty goal driven and I would be working at their facility and some pilot locations to develop and test the product. They do not want to hire me as an employee because they need to prove the viability of the product to get funding. Depending on results the contract could be extended or I could be hired as an employee.Given that I have little time, I think I should provide work as an independent contractor. I understand that there are various ways to set this up. What is my best option given the limited time? I live in and will work in Illinois.Thanks,Brian

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How does the employer have to let yhe emplyee know they are

How long does the employer have to let yhe emplyee know they are going to have rate deduction and how long they have before than can acutally start paying the employee the deduction pay to a 1099 employee independent contractor for the governmentJA: PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine.Customer: Does this cost this is my first time using this.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Uts full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I worked as an independent contractor for a large hospital

Hello. I worked as an independent contractor for a large hospital system for 8 years. I believe all 30 of us were misclassified and were really employees without benefits. The system terminated all of our contracts in May of 2014. I am interested in suing the system for misclassification to get the pay they still owe me. Is there a statute of limitations in PA?

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Can we hire an individual that lives in Brazil and intends

Can we hire an individual that lives in Brazil and intends to stay in Brazil to work for our US Based company that does not have an office in Brazil?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have been a contract 1099 worker for the same company for

I have been a contract 1099 worker for the same company for the past two years. I recent was hospitalized for congestive heart failure. Owner now has terminated me telling vendors in my work area that I am now uncapable of doing my job. Is this seriously how this goes? This is how one can be pushed out of the job and all local vendors being informed I am too lame to work now?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I do not remember signing anything to the fact. Over the phone hire and was told its 1099. It was full time and if I had to guess I'd say "at will".JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that is it.

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Happy Wednesday, I am about to enter into an independent

Hello and Happy Wednesday,I am about to enter into an independent contractor agreement, and the employing company included the following clause:e. At the sole request and expense of the Company, either before or after the termination of his/her engagement, Consultant shall assist the Company in acquiring and maintaining registrations under copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark and other laws protecting proprietary or intellectual property rights in, and confirming its title to, any and all Intellectual Work Product. Consultant's assistance shall include signing all applications for copyrights, patents and other proprietary or intellectual property rights and other documents, cooperating in legal proceedings and taking any other steps considered desirable by the Company.My question is regarding the last sentence - "any other steps" seems to be too broad and slightly unsettling. Should I ask this to be changed? And if so, how should it read?Thank you,Brandon

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On January 30, 2017 I started to work as a contract worker

On January 30, 2017 I started to work as a contract worker (I was not employed by the person who hired me). After working three days at five hours each I decided to leave this employment. I was told by my "employer" Alex Rowzani, Pres. & CE a OSR Franchise Broker that he put my paycheck in the mail on February 7, 2017 as of today I still have not received my paycheck. I filed a complaint against Alex Rowzani with the city of Pinellas County. I was told that because I was a contracted hire in order to get my paycheck I have to file suit with this man in small claims court - at my cost. Is there other way I can get my money without having to pay to get it? Please advise. Sue O'BrienJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It was part time but I never say an agreementJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing I can think of now.

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I live in Alabama. WHERE I ATTEND CHURCH WE ARE HAVING AN

I live in Alabama. WHERE I ATTEND CHURCH WE ARE HAVING AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PUT NEW SHELVESIN OUR CHOIR ROOM .HE WORKS BY HIMSELF.IS HE REQUIRED TO HAVE WORKMANS COMP INSURANCE ?

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