By Jon P.
Member of the Loch Employment Law Marketing Team
In the fast-paced world of employment, there is always the potential for issues to arise among employees, between employees and employers, and between employers and the customers. There are also cases when issues arise between employers and the government during the former’s performance of his tasks. Some of the issues that arise in offices include harassment, wage issues, contract disputes, and workplace compliance in general which covers work safety and compliance with government regulations, among others. Most companies consult with external firms for these cases, when is it the right time to hire an in-house employment lawyer?
If the company one of the company’s biggest liabilities is in the area of workplace compliance and it is part of an industry that is heavily regulated by the government, it’s probably time to hire an in-house employment lawyer. This is usually the case in industries where manpower is heavily utilized, or where the employees are handling dangerous equipment (e.g. (construction, manufacture of construction materials)
The amount of legal matters and potential issues increases as a company keeps growing. When your operations have become so expansive that outsourcing is no longer cost-efficient, it might be time to start looking for an in-house employment lawyer who could offer more specialized support. [Read more…]