Your small or medium-sized New Jersey business might not need a full-time in-house attorney, but that doesn't mean you don't occasionally have situations that could benefit from expert legal advice. As a small business owner just like you, I understand that when legal issues arise, you want someone who knows your business and will meet you where you are. When it comes to employee matters, there are both state and federal laws you must be aware of when problems arise. Fortunately, you do not have to handle these matters on your own. Before a problem gets out of hand, reach out to me for an honest assessment.
A Different Approach to Employment Law
We know that no two businesses are alike—even two companies involved in the same industry can be very different. Every business has a structure, culture, risk tolerance, and vision that are unique to them. That's why we tailor our services to your needs, rather than forcing you to fit into our way of doing things. We achieve this goal by taking time to get to know you and to understand your goals—both your overall goals for your business, as well as your goals for the specific legal matter we have been called in to resolve. And we do not bill you for the time we take to understand your long-term goals and company culture.
How Can We Help Your Business?
We have decades of experience resolving a broad range of employment legal matters for small and medium-sized companies across New Jersey, so we are prepared to handle all types of situations involving employees. We can be at hand to help with:
- Company policies. Having a legal perspective when developing employee handbooks, job descriptions, and employment classifications can save you a lot of trouble down the road. When these policies need to be legally enforced, we can represent your interests in court.
- Human resources training. Legal problems can often be avoided by properly training your HR department, managers, and employees in certain areas of the law, including discrimination and harassment.
- Workplace misconduct. When an employee engages in misconduct, and you are facing legal action by their accuser, you need to protect the interests of the company. Investigating these claims should be left to a knowledgeable professional.
- Contracts. Writing, negotiating, and enforcing employment contracts should always be handled by an experienced attorney. Likewise, negotiating separation agreements can get into sticky legal territory without the help of a legal expert.
- Terminations. When you have to lay off some of your workforce for financial reasons, or you have to terminate an employee for misconduct or other cause, you want to ensure that you are following the law throughout the process.
- Litigation defense. Our experienced team can provide defense counsel and representation for wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims and disputes. We are skilled in litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution strategies.
These kinds of employee legal issues can get complicated very quickly, especially if you don't consult an experienced business law attorney early in the process. We are happy to offer consultations to assess your situation and tell you how we can help. We arrange our fees according to the scope of legal services you need. Our flexible fee arrangements include flat rates for some services, hourly billing for other types of work, and contingency fees in certain situations. Like you, we are business owners too, and we want to do what makes good business sense.
A New Jersey Attorney You Can Trust
I was born and raised in New Jersey, and I pride myself on supporting New Jersey businesses in any way I can. I am committed to personalized service, open communication, and honesty with my business clients. My goal is to educate and guide you through the legal process to help you reach a beneficial outcome. Contact my office in Somerville for any of your employment law needs.