Every marriage is not meant to last forever. No matter what the reasoning behind the divorce, it is important to have legal representation for each side. I almost lost everything because my former spouse said that he was taking care of things and that he would be fair about how the assets were divided. It took several weeks for me to find out what he was up to. It was then that I hired my own attorney and got what I deserved. You should never attempt to go through a divorce without a lawyer working on your side. On my site, I have listed several of the issues that can get overlooked if you are inexperienced with divorce documents and proceedings.
Hiring your first set of employees might seem easy. However, it can be deceptively so; before you see anyone for a position, it's important that you are sure you're protecting your company by working in a way that won't cause you legal trouble. From hiring to firing, you've got to be sure that your methods are legally sound. That's why an employment attorney is a necessary partner on your team. They can help you with the following situations.
Coming Up with Interview Questions
You will obviously be inquiring about a person's skillset and experience when you first speak with them in a hiring interview. However, due to curiosity and desire to be sure someone will fit in with your company, you might want to ask some personal questions. For instance, you might ask about their religious beliefs, age, or childcare situation. This can be put you on legally shaky ground. In fact, many of the personal questions you may want to ask are in fact illegal. For that reason, it's smart to ask an employment attorney to help you come up with legal questions that can help you learn about a prospective employee.
Writing an Employee Handbook
Having an employee handbook is important for a number of reasons. A comprehensive policy will prevent you from having to explain the same issues over and over again to every new employee. It will also lay out guidelines for what happens if an employee acts in a way that you disapprove of. It should also cover your alcohol and drug usage policy.
However, you'll need to run the by an employment attorney before you distribute it to workers. They can help you to be sure that you're not overstepping your rights and that disciplinary measures are appropriate and legal.
Even if you've worked hard on your employee handbook and want to terminate someone's employment, it's not wise to let them go without talking with a lawyer. You need to be confident that you've acted within the guidelines you've set and that you fire them in a way that is legal and fair. If you fail to do this, that could lead to legal problems from that worker down the road.
When you're getting help from a lawyer about your employment issues, your relationship with your employees can proceed in a smoother manner. You can be more confident that you're acting in a legal way. For more information, contact an attorney, like one from Mohajerian A Professional Law Corporation.