The Calhoun Law Firm employment lawyers specialize in assisting businesses understand employment regulations, develop compliant practices, operate in accordance with these policies, and mitigate employee issues. The laws governing the workplace are complex and tend to change frequently. Companies can face formal complaints and resulting liabilities if potential employee disputes are not avoided and mitigated. Although experienced managers can address some employment concerns, consulting an employment lawyer to audit and augment existing policies and practices is a sound move.
EMPLOYMENT LAW COMPLIANCE
A periodic labor law compliance audit keeps non-compliance from wrecking your company’s future. Working together with your management team our employment lawyers provide a comprehensive audit that identifies current non-compliant practices. After we locate areas of risk, we’ll help you to implement necessary changes.
DRAFTING EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS
Our employment attorneys assist businesses craft comprehensive employee handbooks containing written company policies governing compensation, paid vacation and other benefits, workplace safety, acceptable employee conduct, the company’s ability to investigate into potentially private subject matters, and many other issues. This manual is the foundation for operating a legally-sound business and frequently a critical “ounce of prevention” against claims.
Our employment lawyers assist in the creation of a positive working relationship between the business and workers by drafting and executing employment contracts and agreements with employees and independent contractors. These guidelines are proven to reduce risks and the negative impacts to your business associated with wage disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, and non-compete issues that can arise.
DISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIONS AND DECISIONS
Our employment attorneys assist businesses act fairly and effectively in response to an accusation of wrongdoing. Your company can be held liable for failing to deal with a dishonest employee or mistakenly concluding that an innocent worker is guilty of wrong doing. Our employment lawyers can help strike the proper balance and reach a fair decision, while management continues to maintain workplace productivity.
If a current or former employee files a lawsuit or complaint with a government agency, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California’s Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), it’s time to contact an employment attorney immediately. Charges of discrimination, harassment or wage and hour violations should be taken very seriously. Mishandling any such allegations from an employee could create a further assertion of workplace retaliation.
CALHOUN LAWS VALUE PROPOSITION
Calhoun Law employment lawyers advise employers in all aspects of employment, from hiring to termination. We support Human Resource activities such as drafting, reviewing, and advising on employment contracts, employee policies, compensation and benefits policies, that result in a motivated work force. This foundation buttresses litigation and internal processes like disciplinary hearings challenges.