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What to Know About Hiring Your First Employee or Contractor

Friday, November 10, 2023 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)


Join Attorney Michael Jonas´╗┐ and Tom Engel of Vantage Point HR for a discussion about small business hiring. This seminar will cover:

  • The differences between employees and independent contractors and the legal ramifications of misclassification
  • Best practices for posting ads for position openings and what you can or can’t ask in an interview.
  • Types of formalities (ie. contractor agreement, offer letter, employment agreement)
  • Nonsolicitation and noncompetes (what they are and when they can be used)

Who should attend this class? Business owners or sole proprietors at all stages of operation.

If you have specific questions or topics of inquiry you'd like to submit prior to the class please use this form!


Tom Engel of Vantage Point HR has over 25 years of customer-facing, professional experience, in the areas of IT, human resources and marketing – with companies as diverse as Sage, Intel and Providence Health & Services. He works with a wide range of industries, non-profits and small businesses - and consciously chooses not to specialize on a client industry - which he feels broadens his perspective and makes him a better professional. No matter what you do, make or deliver, he doesn't care if you wear a tie, are covered in grime or curse like a sailor - as long as you're ethical and strive to do good work.

Attorney Michael Jonas of Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Cost: Community Pricing $10, $20, $35 (For our webinars, we use “pay what you can” pricing to be accessible to the community.)

Location: Virtually via Zoom


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Portland, OR 97408 United States
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Friday, November 10, 2023 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)
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