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October 2019 Archives

Establish policies to help protect your company from litigation

As an employer, you have specific duties that you must meet. When you do this, your employees know that they are valued and that they can count on you to treat them fairly. By meeting your duties, you reduce the risk of litigation in the future. We know that this might seem like a big task, but breaking it down into different sections can make it much easier.

Hourly workers count on protections of labor laws

The Fair Labor Standards Act is meant to protect employees, so it is imperative that any employer that has employees who qualify for these protections ensures that the terms are complied with. The FLSA covers pay for these employees, which is a common source of contention with some individuals. Understanding what you are required to pay them is imperative, so you are able handle payroll properly and minimize the chance of litigation in the future.

Companies must not accept retaliation after employee complaints

When an employee files a complaint against your company, your first thought might be to protect your business by removing that person. You can't do this because it is considered retaliation to fire someone simply because they filed a complaint against your company.

Preventing many common employment issues from occurring

Employment disputes are often complicated undertakings. Companies likely want to ensure their most valuable assets, their employees, are taken care of. But, they also need to think about the good of the business. Finding that balance is often difficult, so the administrators and owners need to work with someone who is familiar with employment litigation defense.

Stop employee theft quickly, but plan your actions carefully

Employers have to prevent employee theft. This is a serious problem that is easy to overlook if you aren't aware of the signs. Around 75% of employees admit that they have stolen from an employer at least one time, and 38% admit that they have done it at least two times.

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