Your company’s assets aren’t limited to equipment and accounts receivable; employees are also a vital part of your business operations. Employment related legal issues include compliance with state and federal laws, proper classification of employees, protection of your intellectual property, non-competition agreements, avoiding wrongful termination suits, accusations of sexual harassment, unfair treatment, confusion over benefits, and severance agreements, to name a few.
Ensuring your company is appropriately managing its relationship with your employees is good for business and prevents costly mistakes.
Employment Agreements & Policies
The following types of agreements and policies, when properly drafted, go a long way in mitigating litigation and protecting your company’s assets:
- Employee Handbooks
- Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Sales Commission Agreements
- Severance Agreements/Packages
- Independent Contractor Agreements
Employment Laws & Regulations
Additionally, there are numerous federal and state laws that regulate the employer-employee relationship. Failure to comply with these (and other) laws can lead to costly and disruptive litigation and sanctions:
- Wage and Hour laws
- Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Equal Employment Opportunity laws
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Veterans with Service Connected Disabilities
- Independent Contractors
- Service Contract Labor Standards Act
- Davis Bacon Act
Failure to appreciate or comply with employment related issues often results in significant adverse and costly consequences, many of which can be avoided with appropriate policies, contracts, and programs that ensure compliance with the law.
When you need help with an employment related matter, you can be assured I will provide you with high-quality, timely and relevant legal advice at an affordable price.
I welcome you to contact me to discuss your employment law needs.