Employment Law

Hiring employees comes with an abundance of rules, regulations and risks of litigation that can be daunting to small business owners.  Some of the issues that need to be considered when hiring employees include:

  • Hiring guidelines and potential pitfalls
  • Employee contracts and compensation
  • Independent contractors
  • Immigration requirements
  • Wage and Hour laws
  • FMLA, vacations and sick leave
  • Taxes
  • Workers compensation
  • Notice and required postings
  • Handbooks and training
  • Employer liability for employee acts
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Investigations and discipline
  • Insurance
  • Public employee issues
  • Labor union and collective bargaining agreements
  • FELA (Railroad employers)

The Swenson Law Firm has experience representing employers and employees in employment issues and can help protect your business against potential risks.