As an employer, you responsible to not only your family but the families of all your employees. What to do to protect your business and your employees?
You should start early. Establishment of a good structure is key. That structure should be strong enough to comply with the law and flexible enough to deal with all of the varied circumstances you and your company may face. A pregnancy? Employee injury? A complaint of discrimination?
You must plan for the everyday and for the crisis.
How to screen potential employees?
Job requirements and essential functions?
Exempt vs. Non-Exempt?
Salaried vs. Hourly?
Contract vs. Employment at Will?
Protecting Trade Secrets?
Non-Solicitation to Protect Current Staff?
Polies and Procedures?
A discrimination hotline?
Training of Employees?
Vacation and Leave?
Investigations of Complaints?
Disabilities, Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodations?
Unemployment Compensation and Chargebacks?
As an employer, are you prepared?
Peckham Martin, PLLC works with medium-sized and regional employers to address the challenges of managing their most expensive asset – their people. The array of federal and state employment laws and regulations are increasingly confusing.
You do not want to get that letter from the Texas Workforce Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or even a plaintiff lawyer.
Peckham Martin, PLLC works with business owners and managers to help minimize the difficulties of managing their employees. We assist in handbooks, policies and procedures, internal investigations and if it gets to that point, handling administrative actions, arbitrations and litigation.
Employers want to be fair. Employers take seriously the responsibility of their employee’s families’ well-being. They key is to avoid costly employment law mistakes; to be thoughtful and to be fair. Peckham Martin, PLLC can help.
Charles H. Peckham is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review RatingTM system and is AVVO rated as a 10 (Superb). Charles H. Peckham serves on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Business, Consumer, Insurance and Employment by appointment of the President of the State Bar of Texas.