Work force and employment matters must be carefully addressed from the outset. Are individuals performing services as employees or independent contractors? Are covenants not to compete necessary? Addressing these matters represents a significant step for many startup businesses and, while the focus is on operations, attention must be given to having an employee handbook, creating job descriptions, and complying with wage and hour guidelines. These human resource matters become even more significant as the business grows. . We are proactive in working with our clients when employment issues arise, and we have considerable experience in working with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "EEOC" and the Department of Labor "DOL". When complex employment law issues arise, we strive to help our clients resolve these matters at the administrative level. We also have been successful in addressing these matters in the appropriate courts when necessary.
As attorneys and business owners, we understand employment law matters that are not timely and properly addressed are costly, not only in legal fees, but also in the time required by the company's management to address the pending matter and in the impact on employee morale.
Drafting Employment Agreements: Employee Handbooks, Policies and Other Documents
At Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C. , we are proactive in protecting the rights and business interests of our clients that include:
- Service providers
- Consumer goods manufacturers
- Construction companies
- Retail businesses
- Startup companies
Preventative measures for an employer can save time and money. Those encompass:
- Developing employee handbooks and policies
- Drafting employment agreements, confidentiality agreements and non-compete agreements
- Structuring reorganizations and layoffs
- Providing training on legal concepts for training managers and non-managers to minimize a company's legal risk
Teaming with owners and Human Resources representatives when problems occur
Trusted Advisors: There When You Need Us
While being proactive helps a business, no one can predict when allegations will levied by current or former employees or independent contractors. Our job is to provide prompt and aggressive advocacy for cases that involve:
- Employee complaints to the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Workforce Commission and other agencies
- Violations of non-compete or trade secret agreements by a former staff member now working for a competitor
Internal investigations into claims of harassment, fraudulent actions or other wrongdoing
Contact Our Lawyers in Central Texas
From offices in Austin, our lawyers advise and represent clients in communities throughout Travis County, Williamson County, Bell County, McLennan County, Lampasas County, Burnet County, Blanco County, Gillespie County, Hays County, Comal County, Caldwell County, Bastrop County and Fayette County in Central Texas. Call us at 512-476-2622 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Austin employment law attorneys.