Full-Service Employment Law Firm For Employers
For businesses, employment law issues are a minefield that must be navigated with care. A misstep or oversight could have costly consequences, including lawsuits by current and former employees.
At Hardin Thompson PC, our employment law attorneys provide sound legal counsel and strong representation for employers nationwide. Our practice is geared toward preventing employment law disputes when possible, and resolving disputes quickly and cost-effectively when they do arise. This includes a full range of FLSA and EEOC compliance matters.
What We Do
We represent businesses in a wide range of industries, ranging in size from sole proprietorships to large corporations. We offer cost-effective solutions for small and midsized businesses that wish to forgo the onerous expense of in-house legal counsel. A special focus of our employment law practice is serving the legal needs of staffing companies. Whatever employment law matter your company faces, our lawyers are prepared to help you achieve a favorable resolution.
Because of our extensive trial experience, we can often resolve employment law disputes before they go to court. Our approach to law is proactive and detail-oriented. A seemingly minor detail today could spiral into a costly liability in the future. Our experience positions us to identify problems that need to be fixed.
Answering The Questions You Have About Employment Law
Our knowledgeable lawyers can supply the answers you need to all your most complicated questions about employment law. In the segment below, you will find a few answers to some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions.
What problems can FLSA violations cause?
It is crucial to comply with the FLSA. If you do not, you face the risk of civil lawsuits from your workers. You could also face disciplinary proceedings, civil fines of up to $10,000 and even jail time. Employers have strict liability for FLSA violations, which means that you cannot claim a violation was accidental or out of ignorance of the law.
What is the definition of an employee under the FLSA?
Some of the most important criteria that define an employee according to the FLSA include:
- Depends economically on the employer
- Performs work that is integral to the employer’s company
- Performs work subject to the control of the employer
- Has an indefinite or permanent relationship with the employer
However, the Supreme Court determined that there is no single definition or rule to determine who is an employee under the FLSA.
Is there a family business exception to the FLSA?
Fortunately, family businesses have a little bit of leeway under the FLSA. As long as your company’s only employees are people related to the owner, the FLSA does not consider it an enterprise. As a result, your family business does not have to compensate its workers with overtime pay, equal pay for equal work or most child labor laws.
These are just a few of the inquiries we hear every day. To learn more and get detailed information, get in touch with an employment lawyer who can help you.
- Professional services
- Nursing homes
- Staffing companies
- Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)
- Food & Beverage
- Municipal government
Schedule A Call
Our litigation defense lawyers are prepared to protect your business’s interests in employment disputes. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 412-315-7195 or complete our contact form. Our attorneys advise and represent clients nationwide.