As a business owner, you are responsible for overseeing several moving parts. You’ll have to ensure that the business remains profitable, that you clients are happy and that your employment policies are lawful. All of this is a daunting task to take on on your own, which is why having an employment lawyer is beneficial.
One area that an employment lawyer can help in is preventing wage and hour disputes. What exactly can an employment lawyer do for you in this area?
Drafting proper contracts
A contract is the starting point of any professional relationship. An employment contract outlines the rights of both you and your employees in writing. You can add details about salary, overtime, vacation pay, sick pay and much more. An employment lawyer can help ensure that all the provisions within your contracts are up to speed with Florida employment laws.
Not only do you need to think about contracts when initially hiring employees, but contracts should be updated at intervals with potential salary increases. Employment laws are always changing. It is an attorney’s job to keep up with these changes, meaning that they are well-placed to help you when updates are needed.
Overseeing the exit of workers
There are few employees that stick around forever. Most of your employees will likely move on at some point. In some cases, your workers may be entitled to severance packages. An employment lawyer can help make sure that you pay the appropriate amounts and do not face legal challenges after a worker has moved on.
Wage and hour disputes can be costly and time-consuming, which is why it’s better to avoid them. We help business owners oversee all matters related to employment law, feel free to contact us for a consultation.