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Why should an employer have an HR attorney?

Why should an employer have an HR attorney?You should never lose sight of a primary fact that you are running a business. This is regardless of the relationship you have with your employees. Don’t assume that employees have all the rights. Employers have certain rights too. You should consider retaining the services of an employment attorney automatically when you get people on your payroll. Your attorney will keep their eye on those matters that the HR team is not equipped to handle.

Attorneys at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm, who have been through the legal trenches before, provide professional legal advice and services to clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding locations. 

Here are a few major ways in which an employment or a corporate attorney can be useful to you:

Wrongful Termination and Other Lawsuits 

Employment attorney can be very useful if an employee files a legal suit against you. Wrongful termination suits are the most common lawsuits against employers. Based on this, retaliation and discrimination suits are pretty common too. You may have had every reason to lay someone off or fire them. You may still need to back this up in court. Having an experienced and capable attorney can prove to be useful.

Severance Packages

Layoffs are an unfortunate reality of every business. You would still want to leave your workers with adequate severance packages. There are several laws in place regarding severance packages. You may want to create a package allowing them to get a one-time payout which gives them enough cushion find another great landing place. 

Your attorney will be helpful when you need to create these severance packages. This will ensure that your employees are happy and you can avoid long-term litigation. Having an attorney help the HR team draw up severance packages will also ensure that everything is done legally.

Workplace Policy

You need to take adequate steps to be on the right side of law when it comes to your business and workplace. Experienced and capable lawyers can make this happen. They will help you create legally sound policies for everything from sick leaves and vacation days to holiday bonuses. You will also be confident that the policies are ethically sound when drafted by attorneys. 

Contracts and Benefits Packages

It’s recommended to have an attorney present when hiring an employee. They can put together offers of employment and contracts that are legally sound. Your attorneys will also let you know the steps you can take from a benefits standpoint. Such packages shape the future of your employees at the workplace. Having another set of eyes on this legal paperwork can only help.

Workers Compensation Claims

Attorneys can do your due diligence in regards to workers compensation claims. You want to make sure that you are on the right side of the case. The attorney will investigate individual employee situation to ensure it is legitimate. They will make sure that you are not overpaying. You can protect your best interests by having an attorney by your side.

Lawyers at the SBEMP law firm serve clients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and nearby locations for a range of legal practice areas. 


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SBEMP LLP is a full service law firm with attorney offices in Palm Springs (Palm Desert, Inland Empire, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells), CA; Indian Wells, CA; Costa Mesa (Orange County), CA; San Diego, CA; New Jersey, NJ; and New York, NY.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed by reading it. This blog post may be considered ATTORNEY ADVERTISING in some states. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Additional facts or future developments may affect subjects contained within this blog post. Before acting or relying upon any information within this newsletter, seek the advice of an attorney.

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