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Clients often ask us if it is legal to record phone calls or conversations without telling the other parties to the conversation. If you are in Kansas and Missouri and are speaking with someone in either state, it is generally legal to record the conversation. But there are some important things you should keep in mind before making the decision ...

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Arbitration agreements seem to be everywhere today. Perhaps the most prominent use of arbitration provisions is in the employment arena. Employers often require employees to agree to arbitrate any dispute relating to their employment, as opposed to seeking relief in court. The enforceability of an arbitration provision depends on the particular language and facts at hand. The Missouri Court of ...

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In today’s global society, many large corporations have operations in countries throughout the world. There are many reasons for this, ranging from favorable tax treatment in the host country to establishing better product distribution. Recently, United States corporations having international locales and operations have had to confront whether their international operations are subject to specific...

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Many businesses in Missouri operate as limited liability companies. A limited liability company, often called an “LLC,” is a simple business structure that combines elements of a corporation, a partnership, and a sole propriety, but with unique characteristics. The owners of an LLC are called “Members.” An LLC can be managed by a Manager or its Members. A key aspect ...

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Not long ago, companies reserved non-compete agreements for executives and high-paid employees. No longer. Times have changed, and many companies now ask employees at all levels to sign non-compete agreements, including low-wage employees. Even though non-compete agreements are increasingly common, many employees and employers remain unsure about what such agreements mean and whether they are enforcea...

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Traveling by car is the most common method of transportation in America. It is also the deadliest. In 2010, for example, there were an estimated 5,419,000 auto accidents, and more than 30,000 fatalities. After steadily declining for years, accidents have been on the rise. Driverless cars have the potential to greatly reduce auto accidents in the future, but we are ...

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When clients come to us for help, the first thing we do is determine the applicable statute of limitations for all potential claims. A statute of limitations is the time period during which a claim must be filed in a court of law or other legal tribunal. The purpose of a statute of limitations is twofold: (1) it provides potential ...

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