A big part of running a business for many owners is hiring and managing good employees. However, along with employees comes the obligation to comply with many different federal and state laws regarding labor and employment. These laws can involve the following and more:
- Unlawful workplace discrimination
- Minimum hourly wages
- Overtime rates
- Meal and rest breaks
- Hours worked
- Safe and healthy working environment
- Harassment and hostile work environments
- Unlawful retaliation and whistleblowing protections
- Wrongful termination
- Workers’ compensation and unemployment
- Tax laws
With all of these laws in play, it is no surprise that most business owners are not completely familiar with every requirement of an employer in Texas.
The good news is that a business attorney at The Weisblatt Law Firm is here to help. Our office provides advice and counsel to businesses large and small regarding employment and labor laws and disputes.
Starting a business does not automatically come with an employee handbook with a variety of policies regarding termination, at-will employment, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and other relevant policies to keep a peaceful workplace. Instead, as an employer, you need to develop your own policies and procedures for maintaining a respectful atmosphere, resolving conflicts, and handling employees. Our Texas business attorney can work closely with you to advise you on important policies to protect the rights and interests of your company while keeping your employees happy.
Even with proper policies in place, employees can still become disgruntled and may file a claim alleging they were the victim of labor law violations, discrimination or harassment, or other unlawful behaviors at work. In such a situation, it is critical to consult with an attorney who can represent you in defending against these claims.
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At The Weisblatt Law Firm, we work closely with our business clients to ensure they prevent legal issues whenever possible and resolve any disputes in an efficient manner. Please call our business lawyer at (713) 666-1981 if you would like more information on how we can advise and counsel your business.
Attorney Andrew Weisblatt
Mr. Weisblatt has practiced continuously since becoming licensed in 1992 and has represented businesses ranging in size from one person start-up ventures to multi-national corporations employing hundreds of people in multiple countries. From 2005 through 2009 Mr. Weisblatt was in-house counsel and chief operating officer of a multi-national corporation in the steel products industry. That in-house position provided valuable insight into how businesses work and what they actually need from their lawyers – both in-house and outside counsel. Attorney Bio