When a startup hires its first employee, it takes a very big step — bigger than the principals of the company might realize. It’s the business-world equivalent of a teenager becoming an adult.
There are many legal issues that may arise when employees are brought onboard — although in the long run, these are good problems because they’re stepping stones to increased growth and prosperity. Some of the issues that we can help guide you through include:
- Workers Compensation
- Conflicts with the Labor Board
- Employees vs. Independent Contractors
- Disabled Employees
- Harassment and Discrimination
Schlichter & Shonack devotes substantial resources and time to helping clients untangle legal issues related to labor and employment. We represent and advise employers and individuals with employment issues. It’s a crucial component of our practice.