The relationship between employers and employees can be a complicated one and it is important that both employers and employees understand their rights and obligations to each to the other. There are many factors that determine the rights and obligations which govern an employer / employee relationship. Some of these include the size of the company, how long the employee has been employed, the job description of the employee, the contents of an employee handbook and whether or not the employer and employee have entered into a specific contract for employment. Massey, Stotser & Nichols has a broad range of experience representing both employers and employees with regard to what their respective rights and obligations are in a specific employment situation whether the issue is discrimination, wage and hour, Fair Labor Standards Act, at-will employment, on the job injuries, or other issues which can arise in Employment Law. It is often advantageous to have an attorney review your specific employment issue based upon all relevant factors to get answers to your questions and to determine how best to handle situations that often arise in the employment context.
PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS FROM AN EMPLOYMENT LAWSUIT
Compliance with labor standards, civil rights laws, and employer-employee relations regulations is essential to avoid an employment lawsuit. Many businesses are slapped with employment lawsuits without even knowing that a violation has occurred. Therefore, it is essential that you consult an experienced Birmingham employment law attorney who will review existing handbooks, procedures, and policies that govern employment relations.
Another preventive measure to consider is to implement a definitive hiring and termination policy that is compliant with industry-accepted standards.
Careful planning can help bring focus to your business environment and, most importantly, help your company avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation.
Skilled Alabama Employment Dispute Lawyer
In the event of an employment dispute, Massey, Stotser & Nichols in Birmingham, Alabama can help. Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of state and federal employment laws and significant trial experience. This is a proven combination for producing effective results in employment litigation.