Small Business Employment Law
Running a business can be complicated. Adding employees to the mix can create additional complexity and raise a variety of legal issues. LegalShield is here to provide access to legal help.
Common Employment Law Issues
At some point, any business owner with employees is likely to have legal questions about one or more of the following topics.
• Hiring and Firing
• Employee Handbooks
• Workers Compensation
• Americans With Disabilities Act
• Employment Contracts
• Wages and Overtime Laws
If you join LegalShield, you’ll be able to consult with an employment attorney for an unlimited amount of minutes on an unlimited number of business legal matters. Don’t stress and guess about employment law, call your provider attorney. View plans and pricing
It's important to know your obligations under the law both when hiring people and when you need to let someone go.
The last thing you need is to be unprepared or not be proactive when addressing these types of employment law matters.
A small business plan from LegalShield can help you understand your rights and obligations as an employer and help you resolve a dispute if an issue arises. Learn more.
While most employers carry workers compensation insurance, excessive claims can raise premiums and cause other financial harm.
If an employee files a claim for workers compensation and the claim is denied, chances are good that employee is going to hire an attorney.
Whether you’re dealing with an active claim or just need general legal advice, LegalShield offers an affordable alternative to hiring an employment law attorney directly.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating against people with disabilities and creates obligations, such as requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants. Employers have certain rights under the act too.
If you have any questions about the ADA or related employment law issues, join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with an attorney in as little as 4 hours.
How an Employment Attorney Can Help Your Small Business
Get Legal Advice About Employment Law
Whether you have a quick question about employment law or you’re dealing with a complicated workers comp issue, consulting with an experienced attorney is always a good first step. That said, many small businesses shy away from contacting lawyers because their hourly fees can be cost prohibitive.
The good news is that if you’re a LegalShield member, you can consult with an employment attorney for an unlimited number of minutes on an unlimited number of business legal matters for one low monthly fee. Also, your provider attorney can draft a letter or make a call on your behalf to seek resolution of employment law situations for you.
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Employment Contracts, Policy Handbooks and Other Documents
Another powerful part of a LegalShield membership is that it allows you to have your provider attorney review documents and draft contracts. Depending on the type of plan you choose, a designated number of document reviews are included each month at no additional charge.
- Concerned about whether your employment contract is written correctly? Sent it to your provider law firm!
- Have an employee handbook you need reviewed? Upload it through our app!
- Received a government notice that you can’t decipher? Submit it! It’s included in your fee.
If you need new documents drafted, you can hire your provider attorney for 25% off their standard hourly rates. This can help you save money and get the protection you need.
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Attorney Representation that Protects Your Business
Even if you or your business has done nothing wrong, disgruntled employees may file a claim for discrimination or an action for wrongful termination. Frivolous or not, once a case is filed, you’re forced to defend yourself.
Your provider attorney can defend you in covered lawsuits. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of pre-trial and trial hours are included at no additional charge. Additional hours are provided under the preferred member discount. Attorneys can charge $150 - $400 per hour for trial defense. Our SMB 50 or SMB 100 Legal Plans include a designated number of pre-trial and trial hours.
With LegalShield, you’ll rest easy knowing that if the worst-case scenario unfolds and you find yourself in court, you'll have access to a provider attorney.
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Speak with your provider attorney on an unlimited number of business legal issues. One hour of legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge.
Your provider attorney can make phone calls or write letters on your behalf. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of debt collection letters are included each month at no additional charge.
Have your provider attorney review documents and contracts up to 15 pages each. Preparation of documents is provided under the preferred member discount.
Your provider attorney can defend your business in covered civil lawsuits. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of pre-trial hours and trial hours are included at no additional charge.