When starting a business, the business owner needs to fulfill multiple functions. including operations, finance, marketing and human resources. As the business grows, the business employer needs to hire employees and/or contract with freelancers or independent contractors to fulfill some of these roles. This brings with it a whole new area for compliance – employment and labor law.
Because of this busy schedule, it can be surprisingly easy for employers to accidentally overlook important employment documents and unwittingly violate Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal employment laws. This could lead to costly, stressful and damaging litigation. Therefore it is important to prevent these problems before they occur.
Whether you are hiring a new employee or contracting with an independent contractor, there are contracts, agreements, and other documents which must be carefully drafted and reviewed in order to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. They are:
- Employment Contracts
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements and Restrictive Covenants
- Code of Conduct
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Release of Claims
- Non-Disclosure AgreementsTax Forms
At Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C. our goal is to provide small businesses the quality and legal expertise their larger competitors have access too. We work closely with our clients to provide them with the guidance and documents they need to cultivated healthy and legitimate working relationships with their employees. We create or review the necessary documents that will ensure that individuals working at all levels of a company hierarchy are in compliance with the law.Employment Litigation Attorneys Licensed in PA, NJ & DC
Our attorneys have been assisting companies and their employees to foster positive professional working relationships, while working diligently to ensure that both employer and employee act in compliance with the necessary guidelines for their industry or position. While these practices in prevention, proper documentation and discipline add value to our service and are designed to minimize the risk of litigation, litigation can arise from employer-employee relationship.
Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C. has substantial experience litigating employment-based claims including:
- Breach of Employment Contracts
- Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
- Enforcement of Non-Competes and Confidentiality Agreements
- Shareholder and Partner Disputes
Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C. is a Philadelphia-based business law firm. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. We pride ourselves on building unique personal and business relationships with every client and look forward to discussing your needs in an individual consultation. If you are business who needs guidance in employer-employee relationships, business contracts or business disputes, contact our Philadelphia office.