Employment Law Basics

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

12:00 PM To 1:30 PM

Online Only



Event Description

Join students in the University of Chicago Law School’s Innovation Clinic and its director, Assistant Clinical Professor Emily Underwood, to learn about basic employment law matters relevant to startups. We will discuss the employee vs. independent contractor distinction, the onboarding process, how to document these relationships and common terms included in such agreements, and more.  We will also briefly touch on how to grant equity to employees and other pieces of applicable law.   

This is part 2 of a 3-part series:


The Innovation Clinic is a pro bono legal services clinic staffed by second and third year law students from the University of Chicago Law School. We provide general, project-based legal assistance to start-ups and venture capital firms both within and outside of the University of Chicago ecosystem. For more information about the Innovation Clinic, visit https://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/innovation or contact Emily Underwood at underwood@uchicago.edu.


Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


About the Organizers

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation drives the creation of new businesses and partnerships at the University of Chicago and across the world. As the leading expert in venture creation and the dedicated resource for UChicago’s global community, the Polsky Center advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and accelerates the path to market for groundbreaking ideas. Through education, resources, and programs, the Polsky Center commercializes discoveries, partners with companies, and attracts venture capital. By igniting a spirit of innovation and fostering connections that extend across the University, city, region and world, the Polsky Center enables more ideas to have a meaningful impact on society. Learn more at polsky.uchicago.edu.

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