If you have never heard of, or thought about, employer counseling services for your business, you should. Even companies that only have a handful of employees are subject to numerous federal, state, and local employment laws. Hiring a West Palm Beach employment law attorney can help ensure your business remains compliant with all applicable laws and reduces your risk of legal complaints and litigation against your business. At Pincus & Currier LLP we routinely work with large and small businesses who need assistance ensuring their businesses are compliant with all employment and labor laws.
Understanding what laws apply to your business, especially if you are a new company, can feel overwhelming. For example, if you have 20 employees or more, then you are bound by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), while companies with as few as 15 employees have to ensure they do not violate Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Larger companies, like those with 50 or more employees, are responsible for pretty much every employment law at every level. But, smaller companies may need assistance understanding how to comply with applicable laws.
What Does Employer Counseling Consist of?
At Pincus & Currier LLP, we understand that you likely don’t have the budget for an in-house legal team. However, you also can’t afford to proceed to operate a business and leave yourself completely exposed to lawsuits and employment-law related claims. This is where employer counseling services can be beneficial. Our team provides assistance as you need it, helping you remain in compliance.
Services can include:
- Drafting employment contracts
- Auditing job descriptions
- Giving advice on employee terminations
- Protecting confidential business information and trade secrets
- Drafting separation agreements
- Reduction in workforce
- Assisting with audits and labor investigations
- Preparation of employee handbooks and workplace policies
- Drafting non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality agreements
Many of these are tasks a smaller business would often not think of retaining a Florida employment law attorney for. But, the truth is, investing in your business now can help reduce legal costs down the line. If all your policies and procedures are in order, it makes it much easier to defend employee claims like discrimination, wrongful termination, etc.
In addition, we can help arrange for special training sessions on important topics for your management team as well as employees. It’s great to have the policies and procedures in place, but if your staff is still not properly trained, you run the risk of employment claims against your business. Topics like sexual harassment, discrimination, and legal hiring practices are key areas where we can assist.
Contact a West Palm Beach Employment Law Attorney
Start protecting your business by taking the first step of contacting our office to allow us to review your existing policies and procedures and provide advice on any pending employment law related matter. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help protect your legal interests while creating a more productive workforce who is better informed. Call our West Palm Beach office at 561-868-1340 to schedule a consultation today.