No one ever said running a business is easy. It is hard enough to get a business off the ground, without the additional burdens that the law imposes on your business in relation to your employees. Simply doing what feels right can put your business at risk for a lawsuit. The Law Office of Jack Quentin Nichols can help guide you through your employment law issues to ensure your best possible positioning in the event of a lawsuit.
Jack has worked both sides of the fence on employment law issues in Austin, Texas. This gives him a unique perspective on the angles used to pursue claims against employers as well as the methods of preventing them. Quality employment law representation starts from the ground up, and includes a review of your workforce for proper classification and methods of pay, the development of proper policies, procedures and training programs to minimize your risk, as well as prompt and proper guidance when an issue arises.
Jack can help you to better understand the laws that govern your business, and provide you with a clear understanding of the steps you need to take, and the policies you need to follow in order to balance the rights of your employees with your business interests.
Offering a Full Range of Employment Law Services
Jack can help you at every phase of the employment process from hiring your first employee to firing your last. This begins with proper guidance on classifying your employees as they are hired (independent contractor, employee, exempt or non-exempt, temp, full-time, or part-time, etc.), to how your employees are paid (hourly, salary, overtime, etc.), to when they are entitled to be paid (breaks, travel time, on-call time, holidays, PTO, etc.), to when they are entitled to leave, to what circumstances they can be disciplined or terminated, and to handling a complaint or a lawsuit. At every phase, Jack will guide you to help ensure that your employment processes are consistent with the law and your business goals.
Jack can draft your employee policies and handbooks so that they are consistent with the law, and provide you and your employees with discrimination and harassment training in order to minimize the chances of a complaint. If a complaint does arise, Jack is prepared to represent you, whether it be in the form of an EEOC Charge, an OSHA Complaint, a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation, a complaint made to the Texas Workforce Commission or a lawsuit.
Make sure that you and your business has the protection it needs by hiring The Law Office of Jack Quentin Nichols. Please contact the office today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your employment law needs.