Hiring the right people, then properly motivating and managing them, can make or break most businesses.

Your employees should be your best assets, but they can create significant liabilities if you don’t implement sound employment practices.

We’re here to help. At Venn Law group, we work with our clients to tackle their employment concerns by focusing on three key areas:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Regular training
  • Consistency in the application of those policies to all employees.

By addressing these three key areas, businesses will reap the benefits of better employer/employee relationships, reduce overall employee discipline issues (as well as any legal issues), and create a better environment for everyone at work.

Policies and Procedures

It's about setting expectations.

As an employer, state and federal laws require specific policies and procedures for your employees. These policies and procedures are designed to protect the value of your business, your customer relations, as well as protect your employees. From employee handbooks to employment agreements and non-compete agreements, these policies should be carefully drafted and reviewed regularly.

Training

What they don’t know can hurt you.

Publishing policies is not enough. Employees need consistent training programs on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, on-boarding, benefits, corporate culture, conflict resolution, time management, and product and service training. Additionally, senior employees with management responsibilities also need guidance on how to lead and react to employment issues. Untrained employees often make work situations worse and create additional and unnecessary liabilities for employers.

Consistency

Following through is a key indicator of success.

Setting expectations and providing training make for a great start, but employers need to apply the policies reliably. Many legal claims by employees can be avoided by ensuring consistent treatment among all employees.

Owners, managers, human resources executives, employees, and service providers all need an advisor that can see the entire situation, both from a legal and a business perspective. At Venn law Group, we offer practical advice and solutions to employers, employees, and other service providers to deal with the following major topics:

  • Hiring Policies and Procedures
  • Restrictive Covenants (Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Other Provisions)
  • Employee Incentives and Compensation
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Employer Liability Issues
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations

  • Employment “Best Practices”
  • Employee Termination Issues
  • Severance Agreements
  • Department of Labor Actions and Investigations
  • EEOC Actions and Investigations
  • Employment Security Commission Actions and Investigations


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