Over the last year or so many employers in New York and throughout the country have faced challenges that most never had a chance to foresee coming. Compliance with state and local directives has been challenging, as has the attempts to adapt to a seemingly constantly shifting job market. As employers face these challenges, and others, they must continue to work diligently to comply with all applicable employment laws.
For most employers, employment law compliance starts with their employee handbooks and manuals. This is a good, practical step toward making sure that employees know their roles and that employers are planning ahead for compliance measures. But, getting practical about employment law matters doesn’t stop there. Although it may seem daunting, employers need to have a good grasp on laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and wage and hour laws – among many others.
Of course, all attempts at compliance sometimes only go so far. In the worst-case scenario, an employer may face a lawsuit that alleges non-compliance with a specific, applicable law. In that type of scenario, employers need to think strategically about what type of approach to litigation is in their best interests.
Practical advice and support
At our law firm, we understand that employers want to focus on the positive aspects of their businesses and organizations, while at the same time staying “on the right side” of the law. We do our best to help our clients with their compliance and litigation needs. For more information, please visit the employment law overview section of our law firm’s website.