One of the most difficult tasks for corporations is to stay in compliance, and to manage employment law and employee matters successfully. The litigious business environment puts corporations at risk if proactive steps are not taken to mitigate potential damage.
These matters can result in extensive financial losses, particularly if the corporation has failed to ensure that it is protected legally, either in the professional drafting of employment contracts or employee handbooks, and in processes that address and manage any allegations of abuse or discrimination. Corporations are regulated at both the state and federal levels in employee protections and it can appear that the environment is slanted towards protecting only the employee.
In fact, there are many actions that can be undertaken that offer a high level of protection to corporations and their owners. At Poole & Shaffery, LLP, the Santa Clarita business lawyers can establish and put in place a range of legal protections that can prevent litigation, or create a situation in which it is far more difficult for a claim to be successful. The first action is a full review of your existing contracts and employee handbooks, training processes, and taking action to ensure that all legal language is correct and offers the highest level of protection to the employer.
Law offices that represent employees are fully aware that a more carefully worded contract can make a claim more difficult when taking on a case to civil court, arbitration or mediation. In some cases, an attempt is made to achieve a settlement with absolutely no basis for the claim. If it better serves the interests of the client, these matters can be negotiated or taken to court for resolution, based upon a decision that is made in close collaboration with the client, the predicted costs and the possible outcomes.
The court record of the firm is an indicator of the attorneys' commitment to providing excellent legal work, both in employment counseling and in litigating employee claims. It is unjust to expect that an employer should pay out on a claim that has no basis in fact. How this situation is managed, the ability to negotiate with the opposing attorney, and the level of evidence that could support the claim, has much to do with the decisions that could be made about how to move forward. The focus of the employment counseling attorney is to ensure that all possible legal protections are in place. These protections must be consistently updated to match current changes in law, as well as measured against recent court decisions that have the potential to impact legal threats.
The firm represents corporations and businesses that are determined to avoid litigation, and are taking proactive steps to protect against claims or problems with employees or unions. The attorney will address all related matters, including those involving independent contractors, employee agreements, confidentiality agreements, compensation, severance agreements and processes. Whether your company is currently facing litigation in an injury or discrimination claim, or has in the past and is planning to take action to avoid the pitfalls by establishing best practices and to maintain all state and federal compliances, the firm is prepared to be of service, and has a great depth of experience in all of these issues.
Contact the firm for an initial interview about flexible plans for employment counseling services in Santa Clarita.