Most businesses rely on employees to build products, interact with the public, and perform other duties. It has been said that good employees are a business’s lifeblood. However, businesses also take on a great deal of responsibility when utilizing employees. The Fair Labor Standards Act, anti-discrimination laws – the Texas and federal laws and regulations regarding employees too numerous to list in their entirety. But like most other challenges that businesses face, workforce issues – with planning and care – can be easily managed.
Carter Thompson has assisted numerous businesses with their employment law issues. This assistance includes proper planning. Can or should a job be assigned to an independent contractor? Is it more efficient to hire several employees, or the minimum number that can possibly accomplish the task? What restrictions does a business face as to the payment of overtime wages, or hiring or terminating employees? These questions can be deceptively complex, and may be impacted by issues of liability or exposure to potential wage and hour claims.
The Law Office of Carter H. Thompson also assists businesses with the transactional tasks related to its employees. These include the drafting of employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, profit-sharing plans, and a host of other documents that can be indispensable to businesses.
When employment issues become contested, we can help. Carter Thompson is experienced with dealing disputes regarding non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and allegations of unpaid overtime wages or workplace discrimination.