Legal Assistance with Employee Relations Matters
Dealing with issues like labor relations and employee-related disputes can be time consuming and stressful for any type of business, whether you are a multi-million-dollar corporation with thousands of staffers or a small start-up with just a small handful of employees.
Whether you need professional help drafting contracts or employment agreements, are in need of legal advice to ensure you comply with employment laws, or you simply require representation in a business dispute, our law firm will leverage our years of experience to provide you with the legal help you need to minimize stress and losses.•
Addressing Labor Laws and Regulations
Attorney Sandman is available to provide you with insight, guidance and legal advice as you develop company policies or address a conflict or other issue involving an employee.
There are some very stringent state laws and federal laws concerning employee rights in the workplace. If these laws or regulations are violated, you could be vulnerable to a lawsuit and/or fine. Some of the areas where our attorney has experience includes:
- Developing company policies, personnel policies, hiring policies and HR policies to ensure that you are in full compliance with the current laws and requirements;
- Wage disputes and laws concerning overtime pay;
- Accusations of sexual harassment in the workplace;
- Workers’ compensation issues and workers’ comp disputes;
- Issues concerning Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) regulations;
- Allegations of discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, national origin or another trait;
- Professional licensing-related troubles (i.e. you feel your professional license was suspended or revoked without due cause); and
- Accusations of unfair hiring practices and wrongful termination.
Dealing with a Challenging Personnel Issue
Our business attorney has dealt with many cases involving clients who have had to confront an issue involving an employee. HR issues can be complex and the personal nature of these matters can pose a serious challenge.
For instance, how do you deal with a once productive employee who is now under-performing? As an employer, can you fire this employee or would termination leave you open to a wrongful termination claim? Wrongful termination lawsuits can be costly and stressful for everyone involved. And while most employers are willing to grant a bit of leeway to a good staff member who is confronting a temporary issue that has adversely impacted productivity, it’s also important to remember that you are running a business and as such, your bottom line matters.
There are many measures that can help minimize your liability as a business, including documenting HR issues and performing a routine employee evaluation. Lawyers can help by offering insight into how you can proceed in a manner that is fair and equitable to the employee, without hurting your business. We can offer legal advice and guidance as you deal with these challenging and sensitive personnel issues in a way that will not leave you vulnerable to a lawsuit, allegations of discrimination or a wrongful termination claim.•
Addressing Ethical Violations, Allegations of Wrongdoing and Employee Complaints
Sandman PLLC has encountered many cases involving an employee who claims that they have been the victim of an ethics violation, harassment, discrimination, retaliation or another wrongdoing. These complaints can result in serious legal action and a lawsuit can be costly. What’s more, this says nothing of the impact on your reputation as a company or as an employee.
Attorney Sandman works with employees, employers, and contractors who are involved in an employer complaints case. Whether you are the victim or the alleged perpetrator, dealing with this type of legal issue can be very stressful. Our attorney will offer guidance for how to minimize your liability and how to proceed in a way that maximizes your chances of seeing a positive outcome. Our business lawyer can also help companies to launch an internal investigation that will stand up in the courts. This can bolster your case, providing evidence that can mean the difference between a significant jury award to the victim and a dismissal of the case.