Your business is booming. You can no longer handle the demand for your goods or services on your own. You realize you need a warm body or two (or 200) to help you ramp up your business to satisfy your clientele.
Hiring personnel can be a daunting task. After all, who can you trust to handle your “baby” with the same care and compassion as you? How do you steer clear of workers who are only out to take advantage of you? And how do you protect yourself from a legal standpoint from workers who want to sue you for hour and wage issues and workplace injuries?
Business And Employment Law Attorneys For Ann Arbor Businesses
At Collis & Griffor PC, we have over 30 years of collective experience representing employers facing difficult employment law issues. Whether your business has one employee or hundreds, we have the knowledge and insight necessary to help you through a variety of employee-related issues.
From employee disputes to noncompete agreements, we can help you with a variety of issues that may arise between you, as a business owner, and current employees, job applicants and former employees — issues as varying as claims involving:
- Discrimination and harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Wages and taxation
- Workplace safety
- Privacy rights
- Retaliation and whistleblower claims
- Employee handbooks and training
We Help Michigan Employers With Legal Compliance
Business owners are also subject to numerous federal and state regulations concerning the hiring and treatment of employees. The lawyers at Collis & Griffor PC can help ensure that you are in compliance with all the various rules and regulations concerning employees, including:
- Title VII — Prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against job applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — Prevents discrimination against persons with qualified physical or mental impairments that limit a major life activity.
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) — Prevents employers from discriminating against workers over the age of 40 in favor of younger workers.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — Regulates salary and overtime requirements, the duration of workdays and breaks throughout the workday.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Requires that employers allow employees to take up to 12 weeks off for a qualified medical purpose.
Dealing with employees — and the regulations that protect them — can be dicey. Don’t be caught off guard. Contact the experienced business law attorneys at Collis & Griffor PC — call 734-707-9408, or reach out to us online. We serve clients throughout the greater Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County area.