Employees are the lifeblood of any organization. With the right team, your company can look forward to years of success. However, conflicts with employees or rules that are perceived as unfair or inconsistent can undermine the foundation of your business and cut into your profits.
At Shaw Cowart LLP, our business litigation attorneys in Austin help employers take proactive measures to avoid employee disputes and lawsuits, or to address those conflicts that do arise in a fair and cost-effective manner. We provide comprehensive business and employment consulting, including risk management and assessment, to corporate human resources personnel and owners of companies in Austin, Central Texas and statewide.
Protection Through Employment Policies And Compliance
Our team of experts can help prevent employment-related problems from occurring. This is accomplished by proactively developing and implementing employment policies that anticipate common conflicts and clarify the rights and obligations of the parties.
Our Austin employer consulting attorneys can help develop internal policies and procedures, including:
- Employee manuals and handbooks
- Employee and management training
- Employment contracts and noncompete agreements
- Executive compensation and severance packages
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans
You will greatly diminish the risk of your managers and employees violating employment laws associated with sexual harassment, workforce diversity, workplace discrimination, terminations and layoffs, workplace safety, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), wage and hour regulations, and other state and federal laws.
Austin Employment Risk Management Lawyer
Despite solid policies and leadership, conflicts with employees may arise. A strong and proactive response may resolve the issue with a minimum of distraction, expense and publicity. On the other hand, the wrong response can escalate the dispute or trigger a full-scale investigation, resulting in adverse financial and public exposure.
Our Austin employment risk management lawyers can step in to advise clients on their legal obligations and the most prudent way to proceed. We provide risk management assessment for claims or lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge or alleged employment violations. Our team will outline the options and recommend a course of action that limits your financial and public exposure. Our Austin employment litigation attorneys are always prepared to defend clients at trial to fight the allegations or mitigate the damage.
Call the Austin employer consulting lawyers of Shaw Cowart LLP at 512-499-8900 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation.