Your employees are necessary for your business so it’s important to make sure that both your company and your employees are taken care of. There are often disputes that arise between employees and their employers. Some of these disputes include:
- Wage and Hour disputes
- Discrimination and harassment disputes
- Work Injury Disputes
- Medical and Disability leaves
- Severance negotiations
- Wrongful Termination
- Whistle Blowing
- Employment contracts
There are different contracts that may occur between employers and employees such as non-compete agreements, severance agreements, non-disclosure agreements. Union employees are typically covered under collective bargaining agreements. It is important for both the employer and the employees to understand the contracts and agreements between them. When this information is not understood, disputes may occur.
An employment dispute usually begins with a discussion between employee and employer. In order to resolve the issue, a mediator may be consulted. If the dispute is part of a breach of contract, the result could be a lawsuit. When there are disagreements between employees and the employer it is best to consult with an experienced attorney. An employment attorney will work with you to resolve the issue and to properly interpret the law that applies in the specific situation.
Dispute litigation is sometimes necessary when problems aren’t easily resolved. It is essential to resolve the problem with as little disruption to business as possible. Employers should work with an attorney to draft the contracts that will be used for employees. Note that an employee handbook is not considered a contract. If you have important rules that must be followed they must be presented in a legal document.