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New Department of Labor Clarification of Definition of Independent Contractor

New Department of Labor Clarification of Definition of Independent Contractor

January 21, 2021

UPDATE: The Biden administration has issued an order which immediately bars further advancement of the DOL’s independent contractor rule previously slated to take effect March 8 and discussed below, until a department or agency head…

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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on the Employer Tip Credit and Tip-Pooling

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on the Employer Tip Credit and Tip-Pooling

January 20, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule related to compensating tipped employees. The final rule modifies federal regulations in the following ways:

  • It prohibits employers from keeping their…
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Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

December 30, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, the Missouri state minimum wage rate for private businesses will be $10.30 per hour. Private retail and service businesses whose gross annual sales are less than $500,000 and public employers are not required to…

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Rise in Identity Theft-Related Unemployment Fraud

Rise in Identity Theft-Related Unemployment Fraud

December 27, 2020

With the increase in unemployment filings and the expansion of unemployment benefits brought on by COVID-19, states across the country, including Kansas and Missouri, have experienced a significant rise in unemployment claim fraud due to…

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Martin Pringle Announces 2020 Elections

Martin Pringle Announces 2020 Elections

December 17, 2020

Martin Pringle is pleased to announce that three Martin Pringle Attorneys, Ashlyn Lindskog, Robert Moody and Michelle Moe Witte have been elected partner, effective January 1, 2021. Additionally, Samuel Heaney has been promoted to Senior…

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National Adoption Month: Q&A with Adoption Attorney Martin Bauer

National Adoption Month: Q&A with Adoption Attorney Martin Bauer

November 12, 2020

Happy National Adoption Month!

We thought it might be fun to sit down with our adoption team for a quick Q&A! First up, the attorney who leads our adoption team, Martin Bauer.

What do you like best about doing adoption work?
It gives me…

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Importance of Getting Early Legal Help for Bankruptcy Creditors

Importance of Getting Early Legal Help for Bankruptcy Creditors

November 11, 2020

Receiving notice that a customer or client has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy often does not come as a surprise. But, creditors are quite often surprised by what that customer plans to do once they enter Chapter 11.

In general, debtors…

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Martin Pringle Ranked in Best Law Firms in More Than 25 Practice Areas

Martin Pringle Ranked in Best Law Firms in More Than 25 Practice Areas

November 04, 2020

Congratulations to the Martin Pringle attorneys practicing in the 25 practice areas that have been recognized by US News & World Report as Best Law Firms for 2021

Metropolitan Tier 1
Kansas City-KS

  • Business Organizations (including…
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Webinar Video | Employment Law: What Employers Need to Know About Terminations & Layoffs in 2020

Webinar Video | Employment Law: What Employers Need to Know About Terminations & Layoffs in 2020

October 27, 2020

Unfortunately, the topic of terminations and layoffs has become an important one for many employers in 2020. On October 27, Martin Pringle attorneys Terry Mann and Lora Jennings Mizell hosted a virtual discussion for the firm's clients and…

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Subchapter V: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization for Small Businesses

Subchapter V: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization for Small Businesses

October 19, 2020

Unnoticed by many small business owners, the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) became effective in late February, 2020. The goal of the SBRA legislation was to provide certain small businesses with an option for bankruptcy…

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