Kansas Employment Law Questions & Answers

Q: I signed a contract with a former employer when I changed my availability they let me go. The contract states if I quit

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Mar 7, 2018
Scott C. Stockwell's answer
Employment agreements sometimes provide that, if a benefit is afforded at the early stage of the employment, and an employee leaves before having reached a certain anniversary, that the employee would repay the expense incurred for the benefit. Your question implies that your "availability" fit one schedule and then you changed it to fit another schedule. Your question really relates to how the facts of the situation fit the terms of the written documentation. You should consult with an...

Q: Can use a picture of my work thru one company and use it for my own company website.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Apr 27, 2017
Rick Davis' answer
Who took the picture? When was it taken. If you did not take the picture than you can not use it without permission. If you did take the picture, but took it as an employee of the other company, they likely also have the rights to the picture as "employee work product."

You would be best to take another picture to use on your website as then you do not have to worry about any issues.

Q: Do I have a shot at a wrongful termination suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
Marshall Jason Ray's answer
Employment laws do not necessarily protect against generalized unfairness. Whether you have a credible claim of wrongful termination depends on many factors and you have not provided enough facts. If you meet with a local attorney, you will have the opportunity to provide necessary details, such as whether your employment was governed by a contract or a collective bargaining agreement, or whether there is any evidence that the alleged differential treatment you received was rooted in some...

Q: is a non-compete clause legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Apr 12, 2016
Marshall Jason Ray's answer
You should have a local attorney review the situation. The legality and enforceability of a non-compete agreement depend on various factors. A local attorney will need to review the specific contract about which you are asking and give you an opinion.

Q: I've read that Oklahoma vacation labor laws state that even if you quit/fired from your job your still titled to your

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
I do not know OK law, but generally there are no laws concerning paid time off. Usually it turns on what the employer's policy is on paying out these benefits. I also note two years may be too late. To see for sure, try contacting an OK licensed employment attorney.

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