Incorporating Drones into Your Business Model



Security concerns and drone law are often an afterthought for individual entrepreneurs and companies interested in incorporating drones into their business models. This can have serious consequences for unsuspecting operators. Ethan McInteer, Klenda Austerman Aviation Attorney, examines these issues and more in his article, Adapting to the Times: The Questionable Applicability of Article 3bis to Cyberweapons Demands New Approach to Safeguarding International Commercial Drone Operations, which is featured in the Autumn 2020 edition of Issues …

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Extended – COVID Paid Leave Benefits



COVID paid leave benefits for employees extended … kind of. As Americans anxiously await an update on the status of the next stimulus package, many employers have been asking the Employment  Law Attorneys at Klenda Austerman what the ongoing economic relief efforts mean for employees who will need time off due to COVID after the first of the year. With paid time off benefits under the Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) set to …

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A COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate?



CAN THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRE YOU TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE? With the recent rollout of the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine, many are wondering whether the government can require individuals to take the vaccine, or any vaccine for that matter. Klenda Austerman attorney, Michael Baumberger addresses this question through the lens of a previous court ruling for the smallpox vaccination. Can the government require individuals to take a COVID-19 vaccine? The short answer is …

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Quarantine Guidelines for HR Professionals



The employment attorneys at Klenda Law have been fielding questions from corporations and HR professionals regarding the quarantine and isolation guidelines as Coronavirus spread increases in the Wichita community. The CDC has defined close contact and has set guidelines based on the researching the most effective way to control community spread. Per their recommendation, if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, you should fully complete a quarantine of 14 days …

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Val Wachtel Remembered



It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our colleague and friend, Val Wachtel, who passed away on October 26, 2020. Val was a man who believed in the founding principles of our country, and backed those beliefs by completing five visits in Vietnam as a Green Beret Airborne Ranger and fighting for the constitutional right everyone has to a fair defense. Val’s legal practice experience was varied, spanning from Kansas to California …

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Michelle Brenwald-Johnson Recognized as a Woman Who Leads



Women Who Lead recognition published in Wichita Business Journal on September 24, 2020 WBJ Interview with Michelle Brenwald, Klenda Austerman Litigation Attorney and Partner What is your leadership style? If someone takes time from their day to sit at the table of your organization, the most valuable thing you can do is listen. Give them a voice and make them part of the conversation. A good leader can take all of the different positions presented, …

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UAS Laws Evolving to Make Room for Drones



Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have taken to the airways and are transforming how UAS laws and the aviation industry thinks about package delivery, inspections, surveillance and a broad array of commercial applications. Amazon recently cleared a major hurdle in its quest to revolutionize package delivery through the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones, as they are popularly known. The company joins a select group of other companies as the latest to receive air …

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Service Industry Consent Agreement



Is a Waiver or Consent Agreement Necessary to Protect Your Service Industry Business When the Economy Reopens? By Michael L. Baumberger Klenda Austerman Employment Law Attorney COVID-19 has temporarily shut down many businesses throughout Wichita, Kansas and the United States. With state and local governments wrestling with plans to reopen the economy in the coming weeks, many Wichita business owners in the service industry may be facing concerns over customer liability claims. The employment lawyers at Klenda …

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What to Expect if You Have Recently Been in an Accident – Part 2



Recovering All of your Losses After a Car (or Other) Accident by Michelle Brenwald Klenda Austerman Personal Injury Lawyers You have been in an accident, lost time off work, spent money out-of-pocket to see doctors and likely have no vehicle to drive. You may be trying to navigate the immediate future on your own just to get a car to drive and get back to work. Once that fire is put out, you will likely …

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What to Expect if You Have Recently Been in an Accident – Part 1



What to Expect if You Have Recently Been in an Accident – Part 1 by Michelle Brenwald Klenda Austerman Personal Injury Lawyers Some personal injury claims can be resolved in the amount of time it takes to pick up the phone, while others can take as long as several years. Many personal injury cases never make it into litigation and typically settle in about a year, depending on the nature of the injuries involved. Understanding …

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