Whether you’re an entrepreneur building your startup or you’re an employer of an established company, an employment attorney can provide tremendous value to your business. Although you may be able to handle an array of employment issues on your own, there will inevitably be issues that are too complex or risky to tackle without the help of an attorney. It can also be difficult for employers to keep up with the rapidly-changing local, state, and federal labor and employment laws. Litigation, damages and penalties are time consuming and financially debilitating, so why place your company in that jeopardizing position?
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
There are certain situations that your business may face that requires the guidance of an employment attorney. The following issues are immersed with liability risk and should be left to an attorney to handle:
- Former, current, or prospective employees suing on the grounds of discrimination in hiring, firing, sexual harassment, or hostile work environment
- Workplace investigations in response to an employee complaint
- Responding to local, state, or federal government entities filing complaints or investigating your business for labor code violation laws.
- Negotiating for the sale or your company or for the acquisition of another company or its assets
- Overseeing employee relations issues and counsel on disciplinary actions and terminations
- Investigate claims of harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination
- Determining employee classifications
- Protecting company’s proprietary information and trade secrets
- Audit wage and hour policies and human resources practices
Why ChooseThe Mitzel Group, LLP
The Mitzel Group, LLP’s proactive approach focuses on preventative strategies to produce powerful results that allow your business to thrive. While you will need an attorney to tackle the issues laid out above, creating strong policies to prevent these occurrences in the first place is key to minimizing your exposure. By addressing the potential areas of liability with our personalized procedures, your business can protect itself for the long term. The Mitzel Group, LLP believes that the most important element to your company’s success is building the right infrastructure to support your goals.
If you have any questions about your obligations as an employer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to your Mitzel Group, LLP attorney directly.