Even the most cautious and conscientious employer will sometimes need to seek legal expertise. For one thing, employment laws are always changing, and it’s important to be sure that you have a clear understanding of your own rights, as well as the rights of your employees. Additionally, it is important to conduct your company in a way that shields you from any potential legal cases brought internally—that is, from employees or ex-employees. That’s a few if many reasons why it’s advantageous to hire an employment law attorney.
Benefits of Hiring an Employment Attorney
Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific benefits you can anticipate when you hire a lawyer who knows California’s labor and employment laws inside and out.
Employment Laws Can Be Complicated
Laws that govern the workplace are complicated, and often written in language that’s confusing to all but the most seasoned experts. Even an innocent misunderstanding can land you into legal trouble, whether that’s in terms of hiring practices, terminations, workplace discrimination, or something else you might not have considered to be an infringement. An employment lawyer can offer the understanding and clarity you need to ensure your company is fully compliant with the law, translating murky “legalese” in a way that makes sense.
Should Legal Disputes Arise, Attorneys Can Handle Discovery
What if legal disputes do arise, and force your company into courtroom proceedings (or even mediation)? In these instances, there can be a staggering amount of documentation that you have to review in order to prepare for the case, and failure to do so can imperil your legal standing. An employment lawyer will have the trained eye necessary to synthesize documents for you, and ensure you have good legal standing. Meanwhile, you can focus on just running your business.
An Employment Lawyer Can Help You Be Proactive
The best defense is a good offense, and an employment lawyer can help you to identify problems at your company and address them preemptively. For example, you may have hiring practices that leave your business vulnerable to a discrimination suit—but a lawyer can help you course-correct, ensuring you’re in compliance with California employment laws. This is an invaluable part of the legal consultation process.
Employment Lawyers are Impartial
As conflicts arise between employees—including matters related to retaliation in the workplace—it can be challenging to be objective. Getting too heavily involved can cause you to look unprofessional in front of other employees, who may not see the issue in the same way you do. Having an impartial, third-party person can help you resolve these conflicts, and a lawyer can be especially useful for providing de-escalation and mediation.
Employment Law Counseling by Mathews & Peddibhotla Law Group
Life in the workplace can sometimes cause friction—and you may not be able to resolve disputes without the intervention of a legal professional. Even if you don’t think you need an employment lawyer right now, there’s a good chance you’ll need one someday—so make sure you know the name of a good attorney in your area. Mathews & Peddibhotla Law Group provides expertise in California employment law, and we are passionate about serving the needs of employers and employees.