It’s always good business when you work with an employment law firm regardless of industry. The benefits gained from hiring an employment law firm range from staying updated on employment laws, surviving lawsuits, reviewing legal documents, avoiding legal challenges, and more.

Responsibilities of an employment law firm

All types of legal issues that impact a business, from litigation to routine reviewing of documents need help from an employment law firm. Many businesses make it a practice to hire an employment lawyer at the outset to help with legal matters from business incorporation, copyrights, and zoning compliance. A solid legal foundation is gained by a business when it hires an employment lawyer at its inception.

The major responsibilities to a business of an employment law firm include:

  • Help in responding to accommodation requests of employees
  • Review related documents to include severance agreements, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and more
  • Help in navigating leave requests of employees

A preventative stand is the best approach for any business when it comes to employment laws. Time, effort, stress, and money are saved when you hire a lawyer at the start than waiting until you are sued.

Employment laws tend to quickly evolve without prior notice. Staying updated with the changes is the smartest way to avoid penalties and reprimands from the Department of Labour. Some other responsibilities an employment law firm brings to the table include:

  • Reviewing your employee handbook
  • Conduct hour and wage audits
  • Send out new legal changes every quarter
  • Conduct personnel investigations
  • Identify compliance problems
  • Review payment practices
  • Act as your advocate during employment law claims

Any employment law claims are the specialisation of employment law firms. A claim filed by a former current employee against your business needs help from this type of lawyer.

Some common employment law claims filed against businesses include:

  • Leave benefits
  • Non-compete covenants
  • An Hour and wage claims
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disability accommodations
  • Confidential business information
  • Discrimination
  • Civil rights

Legal mistakes are costly. And the best way to avoid legal mistakes if possible is to have an employment law firm by your side. Their experience and knowledge of employment laws and claims ensure avoiding legal pitfalls down the line.

The right time to hire an employment law firm

Making an employment decision every time does not need a consult with an employment lawyer. However, expert legal help is needed in some employment situations, including:

  • Dealing with the lawyer hired by an employee
  • An employee who has due retirement money
  • Limits in your power to terminate employment due to an implied employment contract
  • Terminating an employee with a disability or pregnant that believe their employment contract hinders you from doing so
  • Concern about the potential sabotage or violence from an employee
  • A harassment or discrimination complaint filed against you by a former or current employee

All types of businesses are subject to government audits. It means that a business should always comply with all kinds of government audits. Having a lawyer by your side is an ideal way of identifying issues before any government audits. Keeping updated on legal changes is also ensured by an employment law firm.

Consult with us by contacting us at Prosper Law.