Dead and Online: Digital Estate Planning

This past summer, PBS’s Newshour ran a piece titled “Dead and online: What happens to your digital estate when you die?” This short segment discussed the challenges of recovering the digital assets of your loved ones after they pass on. This is not a common subject in estate planning for a number of reasons. First, it… Read more »

The Spiraling Consequences of Traffic Tickets and Driving While Suspended

Last week, National Public Radio ran an excellent news story on the effect of suspending driver’s licenses on the poor. “How Driver’s License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor” discusses how driver’s often get their licenses suspended due to failure to pay a court cost or fine, or another relatively minor offense, which can result in the… Read more »

What President Obama’s Expansion of DACA Means for You

  President Obama proposed his plan for an executive action to bring millions of undocumented individuals out of the shadows.  Here are a few of the changes we can look forward to:   Temporary Work Visas for: Parents of U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Children who -Have been in the United States for Five years… Read more »

Sexual Harassment: Anita Hill to Speak at KC Public Library

Everyone has a right to work without being subjected to abusive, demeaning, and harassing comments and conduct. If you are facing sexual harassment at your job, it is important to find an attorney who can assist you in protecting your legal rights. Many attorneys, including those at Edelman, Liesen & Myers, offer free consultations, and… Read more »

We’ve moved!

We are happy to announce our move to Westport.  Come see us at: 4051 Broadway, Suite 4, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.

Worker Misclassification-Know Your Status

I’ve heard it many times over the past few years–things such as “my employer couldn’t afford to pay me overtime,” or, “I didn’t have the option to be an employee.”  Whether to classify an employee as an independent contractor or employee is not at the employer’s discretion.  There are certain laws employers have to follow… Read more »

Love and taxes: same-sex couples, joint tax returns, and marriage

Last week, Missouri became the first state that does not recognize same-sex marriages to announce that it would accept joint tax filings from same-sex couples (in Missouri, couples actually file what are called “combined returns”). The announcement came in the form of an executive order issued by Governor Jay Nixon, declaring ordering the Department of… Read more »

Red Light Cameras in Limbo

Traffic tickets. Is there anything more annoying? We all know we should slow down, and all of us at Edelman, Liesen & Myers encourage everyone to obey the law at all times. But the truth is most people speed, to varying degrees, most of the time. When you get pulled over for going a little… Read more »

Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation: Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Last week, the Missouri Supreme Court decided the case of Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol Employees’ Retirement System. The case was brought by Kelly Glossip, the long-time partner of Corporal Dennis Engelhard, a Missouri Highway Patrolman killed in the line of duty on Christmas Day, 2009. Glossip applied for Corporal Engelhard’s… Read more »

Government Shutdown and the EEOC-The Effect on Kansas City Employees

Imagine this.  It’s October 11th, 2013.  You have been experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, and have reported it to your Human Resources department many times.  Around 1:30 in the afternoon, you are called into your boss’s office and your employment is terminated.  You feel this is due to you reporting the sexual harassment.  You… Read more »