You can always complain to the county. It is not obvious from your description that you have a legal case. One reading of the circumstances is that you did not have a job offer, you went there on the assumption that you might get an official offer after being "oriented" and interviewed. The interview did not go well, so they did not give you the job. Time ...
Something's not right here ...
You say you are a "contractor" but you have "scheduled shifts"?
At first blush, it sounds like you are an employee.
Answer these questions:
Can you decide when you will perform the work?
Can you decide where you will perform the work?
Can you decide how you will perform the work?
Do you provide your own tools and equipment?
Can you amend a contract?
Depending on the complexity of the contract and the part(s) you wish you change/add/delete/correct, you may wish to amend a contract or rewrite a new contract. Should you choose to amend, you have options.
The easiest way to amend a contract that has been printed and is awaiting signature is to pencil in a ...
5 CFR 2635.102 provides definitions for 5 CFR Part 2635 (which contains 5 CFR 2635.502).
(h) Employee means any officer or employee of an agency, including a
special Government employee. It includes officers but not enlisted
members of the uniformed services. It includes employees of a State or
local government or other organization who are serving ...
Is the company allowed to take ownership of my shares without paying for all of it at once?
Yes. Just like the company can take ownership of anything they buy on credit.
As a creditor, you would rank ahead of shareholders in any insolvency proceedings but while first shot at nothing is better than second shot at nothing you still end up with nothing.
No and possibly. The two-year reference would not require you to remain employed for two years. It pertains (and this is the potential problem) to the amount of time after you leave your employment during which you would be prohibited from competing with your former employer. You should note, however, that most jurisdictions limit the enforceability of ...