Five Ways an Orange County Employment Attorney Helps Companies Avoid Lawsuits
An Orange County employment attorney can provide assistance to your company in taking steps to avoid being sued. A lawsuit against your business could be costly and could damage your business reputation. You want to be proactive in reducing the chances that you will be sued, and Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can help.
There are many different ways that an Orange County employment attorney at our firm can assist you in avoiding a lawsuit against your business. The risks that you face can be determined, in part, by the nature of your operations so you should get personalized advice. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can conduct an evaluation of your specific situation, help you to determine what options you have for avoiding litigation, and assist you in taking steps to reduce your risk. We can also provide you with representation if you have been sued and you need help responding to the allegations which have been made against you.
If you are concerned that you are vulnerable to a lawsuit or if you have already been sued, give us a call today to find out how our legal team can help you. You can also read on below to learn about five key ways that an Orange County employment attorney can help you to take steps to avoid being named as a defendant in a lawsuit.
An Attorney Can Help You To Understand Anti-Discrimination Laws
One of the most common reasons for a company to be sued is because the company violates laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act. Many different kinds of discrimination are unlawful, including discrimination based on the terms and conditions of employment.
Companies without proper policies in place could also find themselves suited if any co-workers of a person of a protected class have created a hostile work environment. An Orange County employment attorney at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can advise you on the ways in which you can protect your organization from being sued for unlawful discrimination of all types.
An Attorney Can Help you to Understand Wage-and-Hour Laws
Employees are entitled to many protections under California law, including a guarantee they will make at least minimum wage as well as a guarantee that they will receive overtime wages if they work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. If you fail to comply with wage and hour rules, you could be sued for back pay and be required to pay penalties as well.
An Attorney Can Review Contracts You Sign
You are legally bound by contracts you sign and can be sued if you fail to fulfill contract terms. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP will help you to understand your obligations under any contracts that you sign and will assist you in negotiating contracts that are protective of your legal interests.
An Attorney Can Help You to Understand Premises Liability Laws
Premises liability laws are laws that apply to protect visitors to your property. These laws impose a certain duty upon you to inspect the property and to correct safety defects. Your exact obligations depend upon the type of visitors to your property as well as other circumstances such as the risks of violent crime in your area. An Orange County attorney can provide you with assistance in understanding what your rights and obligations are in maintaining your property in a safe way.
An Attorney Can Help You to Understand The Terms of Financing Agreements
Whether you take a loan from a lender or you enter into agreements with investors, you are bound by the terms of the loan you take or the agreements you make. If you fail to repay a loan or you do not live up to your obligations to investors, you could find that your company is sued. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP will help to reduce the chances of this type of lawsuit by working with you to understand your obligations before you accept any financing.
Getting Help from An Orange County Employment Attorney
An Orange County employment attorney at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP will assist you in avoiding these top causes of business litigation and will help you to take other steps specific to your organization that will reduce the chances of you being sued. We can also help you to respond when you have been named as a defendant in a lawsuit. To find out more about the assistance our legal team can provide to you, give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online today.