Business growth and the end of a recession present an opportunity for Minnesota businesses to expand meet growing customer demands. The growth of the medical sector in this state has followed this success.
This business expansion usually requires more workers. Employee growth, however, also increases the risk of lawsuits and legal problems for employers. New businesses also attract existing employees and increase the risk of a breach of a non-compete agreement.
New technology further compounds these issues. While increasing efficiency, the internet and social media also provide other avenues for disciplinary problems and new issues that impact privacy, among other issues. Employers must also take steps to keep the large volume of information that is generated through email. Its destruction can have terrible consequences in an investigation or lawsuit.
These risks are not limited to particular businesses. All employers, such as corporations, non-profit organizations and local governments, must be prepared. Employers suffer financial loss and other problems when their supervisors do not know or understand labor law or appreciate the significance of the laws.
Consultation and advice help businesses take preventive measures to educate their supervisors. Taking these proactive steps help avoid lawsuits and stop their causes. Compliance with federal and Minnesota laws on hiring, firing, wage and union issues can also present a stronger defense in any legal case or hearing.
At the very least, taking steps to educate workers and prevent employment law violations help mitigate the impact of a worker claim. This is particularly true in employment bias and wage cases.
Our firm provides this assistance and representation when suits or complaints are filed. Our firm can also help mitigate employment disputes. We represent clients in state and federal courts, and in administrative tribunals as well. Our lawyers are familiar with government oversight and can represent employers before a myriad of federal and state agencies, such as the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.
Please visit our Employment Law page to learn how we can assist employers. We can discuss how our firm’s extensive experience in Minnesota can assist you.