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Growing a new business is an exciting adventure, but one that takes careful planning and smart decision making if you want to succeed. As you begin the process, you will want to consider hiring an employment lawyer. Employment lawyers play an important role in any business, whether it be a small, privately-owned business or a large corporation. Read on to learn more about how employment lawyers can serve you.

Employment lawyers play an important role in any business

  • Contracts, Agreements, and Policies– An employment lawyer can help you prepare any contracts or legal documents you need as you hire employees. They can make sure your contracts contain all of the legal terms necessary and that they would hold up in court. Employment lawyers can also review your employee handbooks or personnel policies. At Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb, PLLC, our employment lawyers have a deep understanding of employment laws and can make sure your policies are in accordance with laws on overtime pay, family leave, occupational safety and health, and more. We can also make sure you have provided adequate employee benefits according to federal law.
  • Classifications– Whether you plan to have employees or hire independent contractors to assist your business, an employment lawyer can make sure these jobs are classified correctly, preventing you from expensive misclassification fees in the future.
  • Firing– At some point you will likely need to let an employee go and having the guidance of an employment lawyer will help you make sure that firing is handled with care to prevent a lawsuit for wrongful termination.
  • Lawsuits– In the event that an employee ever does sue you for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination or a number of other reasons, you will want the representation of an employment lawyer.

When you’re ready to hire an employment lawyer, call our team at Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb, PLLC.