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Practice Area: Human Resources and Employment LawJeff Schick2018-12-25T01:20:09+00:00
Practice Overview: Human Capital & Employment Law
As you grow and add employees, our team is here to help.
Violating complex labor/employment laws can quickly lead to fines and penalties, not to mention unhappy employees. Fortunately, we can help you ensure your human capital stays in compliance.
When you grow your business and hire your first employee, complex state and federal laws are likely the last thing on your mind. However, regulations including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Minimum Wage, and OSHA compliance can turn your biggest investment into your biggest nightmare if not maintained. Fortunately, our team has the legal and human resources experience to help you manage your most valuable assets.
We can help you with your employment and human resources needs.
When you begin hiring employees, you will need to formalize your policies and procedures. Not only are written handbooks important for helping define employee expectations, they can also serve an important legal function in the event you need to terminate or discipline employees. Our team can help you draft or revise your handbook to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Employment Agreements for Key Employees
When you hire certain key employees, you may desire to have written employment agreements. A written employment agreement can help protect your business, and may contain the following common clauses:
Notice requirements for termination / resignation
Non-Solicitation clauses (so that the former employee will not raid your other team members, clients, or suppliers)
Trade Secret protection clauses
Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses
Of course, we can also draft fully custom clauses for your unique business needs in accordance with your state law.
Law Explanation and Audit
We can help you with examining your legal obligations with respect to your employees. If necessary, we are happy to perform a “compliance audit”, and to detail any problem areas that need immediate or future remediation. This may include a review of exempt/non-exempt employee classifications, minimum wage compliance, hours tracking and overtime compliance, and compliance with unique state and federal employment laws.
Comprehensive Documentation and Policies
After auditing your current HR and employment law compliance picture, we can recommend a comprehensive strategy for future compliance. We can help you draft and implement policies as needed, including updates to your employment handbook or other company policy documents.
Technology-Based HR Support
Human Resources should not be a burden to your business. When treated correctly, HR can be a strategic advantage for your organization. We can help recommend software vendors to take over the HR burden, so that you ensure continued compliance with laws while allowing you to focus on what you do best: running your business.
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