Although an employer may take the required steps to adhere to employment laws at local, state, and federal levels, employment disputes can still happen. Being served with a complaint from an employee can be surprising to employers, but there is help available.
Federal and State Laws
Under the United States Department of Labor (DOL), federal and state employment laws are the basis for the employer and employee relationship. Although these laws can be complex and can impose many challenges for employers, employers have rights as well as responsibilities under such laws. With a commitment to observe EEOC laws that govern discrimination, disability, equal pay, and various other illegal infractions that occur in the workplace, employers equip themselves for a successful work environment.
Reduce Exposure to Claims
Employers who understand their obligations under local, state, and federal laws will see a reduction in the number of employment claims they receive thereby eliminating or reducing EEOC violations. Employers can minimize or totally eliminate an investigation will include understanding proper hiring practices and obtaining and implementing guides on how to avoid harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Furthermore, the following are additional ways to reduce exposure to claims:
- Maintaining workers’ compensation
- Accurate record keeping
- Proper employee classification
- Following legal termination procedures
- Abiding by wage and hour regulations
Attorneys for Employers in Tampa
We know that employers need an employment attorney that understands the depths of DOL laws and will provide aggressive defense against employment complaints and disputes. Whether in a public or private workplace, at Cotney Construction Law, we advise and represent employers in the areas of:
- Wage and hour claims
- Discrimination and harassment complaints
- Wrongful termination claims
- Retaliation claims
- Defamation allegations
- Breach of contract disputes
We will work with you to prepare a strategic defense on your behalf and will walk with you every step of the way through processes such as defending claims at the state and federal level, at administrative agencies, or during an arbitration.
If you would like to speak with an employment law lawyer in Tampa, please contact us at 813.579.3278, or submit our contact request form.