Cain & Kiel Law

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Cleburne Employment Law Attorney

Hood County employment law attorney for employers

Texas Employment Lawyer for Employers

Business owners often need to address multiple different types of legal issues. The decisions they make can affect all aspects of their business, including the structure of the company, major transactions, contractual agreements, and the resolution of business disputes. However, one of the most consequential aspects of business law involves the relationships between an employer and their employees. By addressing employment law matters correctly, an employer can protect their interests, avoid potential disputes, and ensure that they are providing a positive work environment that will encourage ongoing success for their business.

An experienced lawyer can help an employer navigate these legal issues successfully. By working with an attorney at Cain & Kiel Law, an employer can be confident that they are taking the necessary steps to protect their business while also complying with all applicable employment laws. In addition to assisting with contracts, employee manuals, and other employment documents, our firm can help employers resolve employment disputes quickly and efficiently, without the need for costly and time-consuming litigation or administrative hearings.

Legal Help With Employment-Related Matters

Our firm assists employers with multiple types of employment law concerns, including:

  • Employment contracts - Legal agreements between an employer and their employees need to address multiple issues, including the terms of employment, the compensation and benefits that will be provided, and the circumstances in which employment can be terminated. Employers who wish to include non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, or similar restrictive covenants in employees' contracts will need to make sure these agreements are enforceable.
  • Employee handbooks - Documentation provided to employees should fully detail the company's rules, policies, and procedures while ensuring the company is compliant with state and federal laws and regulations. By having a well-drafted employee manual, employers can help reduce the risk of future disputes with employees.
  • Wage and hour issues - Employers need to follow all applicable minimum wage and overtime laws to ensure that employees are properly compensated for all hours they have worked. Employers may also need to determine when certain personnel may be classified as exempt and paid a salary rather than on an hourly basis. The classification of exempt or hourly is often a difficult task required to ensure the company remains compliant with state and federal regulations.
  • Worker classification - Many companies work with independent contractors to perform certain types of work on a temporary basis or for specific purposes. However, it is important to understand when workers may need to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. Misclassification of workers can lead to multiple types of penalties, and employers will need to make sure they classify workers correctly.
  • Discrimination or harassment complaints - Employers must ensure the workplace remains free of discrimination and harassment. While that seems straightforward, ensuring that a business remains compliant with state and federal regulations is often a complex task. Adopting a company policy is only the first step toward ensuring legal compliance. A business also has to determine the best ways to address reports that employees have encountered harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment or being treated differently because of factors such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. By addressing these issues correctly, employers can avoid claims of retaliation, wrongful termination, failure to address a hostile work environment, or other forms of discrimination.
  • Workers' compensation - Unlike most other states, Texas does not require employers to have workers' compensation insurance policies addressing injuries suffered by employees in the workplace. However, not carrying workers' compensation (often called "non-subscribers") can have consequences. Non-subscribers may be at risk of lawsuits claiming that employees suffered injuries due to negligence, and they may be left with few options regarding defending an injury claim. By understanding the potential consequences of not carrying workers' compensation insurance, employers can determine the best steps to take to protect themselves and their employees.

Contact Our Johnson County Employment Lawyers

If you are a business owner, it is important to have legal representation that understands employment law. Given the complex nature of these laws, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced employment law attorney. At Cain & Kiel Law, our lawyers assist employers with a wide range of employment law concerns ranging from policies to response to complaints. We can help you understand your rights and obligations under the law, and we will work with you to develop strategies that will help you avoid problems in the future. Contact us today at 817-645-1717 to set up a consultation. From our office in Cleburne, we provide legal services to businesses throughout Johnson County and the surrounding communities, including Hill County, Tarrant County, Parker County, Granbury, Bosque County, Fort Worth, Hood County, Stephenville, Hillsboro, Weatherford, and throughout Texas.

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