Because employment law governs so many important relationships, it is important to understand and to be familiar with. Employment law provides protections for employers that they should be familiar with in case a dispute or other concern with an employee arises. Employment-related disputes and concerns can be addressed in a variety of ways based on the nature of dispute or concern and the needs of the employer.
Any size business, a small, mid-size or large business, may find itself facing challenges that employment law resources can help with. Concerns may vary and can result in litigation or other forms of complaints being made. It is important for employers to know how to handle these concerns and complaints and to be familiar with the important legal resources that can help protect their interests.
Concerns related to employment law that may come up can include claims of wrongful discharge or retaliation; claims of employment discrimination; claims of sexual harassment; claims related to labor laws and wage and hour disputes; claims related to the Equal Pay Act or the Fair Labor Standards Act; and workers' compensation claims. Additionally, issues can come up with independent contractors; contract disputes; disputes related to noncompete agreements; and disputes involving employment handbooks.
When these concerns arise, it is essential for employers to know how to handle them and how they can respond to protect themselves. Managing a business can be challenging which is why employment law resources are available to help guide employers through the challenges they face.