Employee Relations

Employers often find out the hard way that their actions have violated some aspect of the law.  These violations often occur as a result of misunderstanding the difference between an independent contractor and an employee for unemployment insurance purposes, unlawful withholding of employee compensation, and poor disciplinary or termination practices.  Moreover, these violations are often costly and place the employer in the position of feeling that they have just presented a problem former employee with a windfall.  It is imperative that you consult an attorney prior to making a decision when confronted with one of the above scenarios before your actions have a negative impact on your bottom line.

I have advised employers on how to properly identify an employee versus an independent contractor.  I have drafted employee handbooks that inform employees what is expected of them without imposing further constraints on business conduct.  I have counseled business clients on the proper means of addressing employee discipline.  Shouldn’t you have someone on your side to ensure that you avoid making the common mistakes that damage other businesses?