Hired As An Independent Contractor? Consider An Employment Attorney (3)

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If you are reading this, you may have already been taken for a ride by a dirty employer and need to find yourself an employment attorney. You probably responded to some sort of classified ad claiming that you can be your own boss and make lots of money in sales. You attended some sort of training, were given supplies or tools to perform your job, and signed an independent contractor agreement. Your employer had complete control over your scheduled working hours, where, when, and how you performed your job. You worked more than 8 hours a day, were not given rest periods, lunch breaks, and were paid nothing or very little compared to the amount of time you actually worked.

The problem to me starts when it gets very cold. The typical refrigerant being used at this time in residential applications in the U.S. is R-22. Now R-22 has a smaller range of temperature for the phase shift of liquid to vapor. Because of this small range, the viable temperature that an R-22 heat pump can efficiently operate at is limited. With R-22, it has been proven over and over again that it produces heat still to lower and lower temperatures, but not enough to keep people comfortable indoors. Most people agree that the R-22 heat pump does not work efficiently very much below 40 degrees F.

Posting a job is free. If you hire a worker at $11/hour, that’s ALL you pay. Period. You won’t see any fees on top of that. oDesk, Elance, Freelancer, and Guru make money by taking a small percentage of the agreed upon rate. So for example, if you agree to hire a designer at $11/hour, the worker gets $10 and oDesk gets $1. Easy. Brainless. Brilliant. Some websites have premium listings, but they are optional.

Girls who got pregnant usually quit school out of the negative social stigma that pregnancy before marriage attached to them. Now-a-days though, I see pregnant girls finishing school, having their babies and going on welfare, like it is cool. Finishing school is a good thing, but the rest of it is not. More and more I see teen girls getting pregnant on purpose, not by accident.

Employers also use non-compete agreements to protect their proprietary and confidential information. The brain is not a memory card that can be wiped clean when an employee quits a job. It would be difficult, if not impossible, for the employee to forget information learned about the former employer in a new job, especially if that new job involves competing or negotiating with the old employer. The employer seeks to protect that information by preventing former employees from going to work for other companies that could use the information to their advantage.