Small Business Lawyer Towson, MD
If you’re a small business owner, you’ll want to speak with a small business lawyer Towson, MD business owners trust about your employment-related legal needs on a relatively regular basis. The area of employment law is often a perilous one for small business owners, as even the most well-intentioned and conscientious business owners can find themselves in “hot water” over employment-related legal challenges. Why? Employment-related regulations and best practices are complex, nuanced, contextual, and constantly evolving. A business owner’s behavior may be considered acceptable one day and grounds for a potential lawsuit the next day. By working with the experienced Maryland legal team at Seigel & Rouhana, LLC, you’ll better ensure that your legal relationship with your employees remains solid and proper.
Working with an experienced Towson, MD small business lawyer will also allow you to ask proactive questions that may help you to avoid misunderstandings, low morale, and even legal trouble down the road. For example, you may be wondering if you are required to adhere to certain “big business” business practices if you only employ a few workers. Our team will be able to provide you with guidance that is specialized to your unique situation.
Does My Small Business Need an Employee Handbook?
Many small businesses owners wonder, for example, if they need to follow the “big business” practice of creating an employee handbook if they only employ a few workers. Even if you are not required by law to create such a document, it will be a good idea to invest some time and energy into drafting one anyway. The primary purposes of an employee handbook are two-fold. First, this document will lay out clear expectations for your workers so that they understand both their rights and responsibilities before they finish their first day on the job. Second, drafting this document will allow you to examine your own practices and priorities. This is an important exercise because the process will compel you to review your wage, hour, breaktime, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and related employee policies that will help you to honor the law and remain protected from legal action.
Our team will help you to remain legally compliant in your employment practices. A thoughtful employee handbook will codify these practices and serve as notice to your workers that this is how you choose to conduct your business. Consider creating this document, even if you only employ a few workers. It only takes a single misstep to land in legal hot water and undertaking this proactive action will help you to avoid many common missteps.
Should an Employment Lawyer Review My Company’s Contracts?
For all but a few businesses in America, contracts provide the legal framework upon which companies are run. From ordering supplies to hiring staff, protecting intellectual property to marketing, the ins and outs of nearly every American business is dictated by the terms of various contracts. As properly executed contracts are legally-binding, breaching any contract terms materially can lead to significant legal, financial, and practical consequences. This is one of the many reasons why business owners and company leadership alike should consult with a Towson, MD small business lawyer regularly about their contractual dealings.
It is important to speak with the experienced Maryland legal team at Seigel & Rouhana, LLC as you’re entering into contractual obligations, and in the event that one or more parties involved in a contractual dealing are poised to breach, are actively breaching, or have breached their obligations. Understanding your rights and legal options at every point in the contract process is key to ensuring that you can continue to make informed decisions about your contractual obligations specifically and your business dealings generally.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me with Breach of Contract Challenges?
There are both legitimate and illegitimate reasons that one party or another may immaterially or materially breach the terms of a contract. However, because no two contract breach situations ever unfold under exactly the same circumstances, it is important to refrain from making assumptions about your rights and options in the event of a breach (or an impending breach) until you’ve spoken with an experienced Towson, MD small business lawyer. Depending on the circumstances in question, resolving the issue at hand may involve the minor effort of having our team call another party involved and clarifying and/or negotiating a modification or a fix. In more complex situations, it may be necessary to file legal action or to defend your company against accusations that you failed to uphold your end of the deal. No matter what legal of complexity your situation is defined by and what remedies may be appropriate under the circumstances, our team can help.
You have worked hard to build your business into what it is and you almost certainly have dreams about what your business could be moving forward. Ensuring that all of your contracts-related challenges are “in line” at all times will help to ensure that your business operates as efficiently and as effectively as possible in line with your vision for your company. When contract breaches happen, as they tend to from time to time, responding promptly by contacting our firm can help you to avoid unnecessary stress, financial strain, and other negative consequences that may be preventable through quick action.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you’re a small business owner, consider scheduling a consultation with our team today. It isn’t always easy to know what your legal needs are until you speak with a professional experienced in helping business owners succeed in their employment-related endeavors. To better ensure that you’re a great boss to your workers and that you make choices consistent with the law’s expectations of you as an employer, connect with our experienced Towson, MD small business lawyer team today; we look forward to speaking with you. Call Seigel & Rouhana, LLC, today.