This blog recently discussed common defenses to a workers' compensation claim. There are many claims that may be made against employers that they need help with which is why they should be familiar with the legal resources and defense options available to them when a claim has been made against them as the employer.
Employment law claims that may be made by employees against their employers can include claims for workers' compensation; wrongful discharge or termination; employment discrimination claims; sexual harassment claims; contract disputes; noncompete agreement disputes; wage and hour disputes; labor law issues; independent contractor issues; and claims that may be made under the Fair Labor Standards Act or Equal Pay Act. All of these disputes can be costly for employers and can also be a headache which is why legal resources are available to help employers facing them.
Knowing how to respond to claims made by employees can be complex and technical and can vary according to each situation and circumstance. Because a one-size-fits-all approach will not necessarily be useful or benefit employers, it can be helpful to have trained guidance to assist them with negotiating claims brought by employees and disputes they have with employees related to their employment.
When a dispute has come up between an employee and employer, whether it is against a small or medium-sized business, the employer should be familiar with the employment law resources available to help them and protect them against certain claims that may be made by employees. These legal resources can be vital for employers to be aware of familiarize themselves with.