Start-Up Company Concern: When Do You Need an Employment Lawyer?

03/01/2015 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release)

Start-up companies operate leanly and typically resist spending money on any “unnecessary” expenses. But, Dallas employment law specialist Keith Clouse believes a start-up company must use its resources to hire an employment lawyer when:

1. The company gets sued by a former employee or by a competitor and the claims involve employment law issues. This is the key time that a business needs professional advice from an employment law specialist.

2. The company is involved in an administrative proceeding with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An attorney’s insight may lead to a speedier resolution or, at the very least, put the company in a better position should the matter proceed to litigation.

3. The company receives a demand letter from an attorney representing a former employee or a competitor. A lawyer can evaluate whether the alleged claims have merit and can work to resolve the matter quickly.

4. The company is under investigation by a state or federal agency. A lawyer can guide the company through the investigatory process, minimizing disruptions and possible consequences.

5. The company plans to make significant staffing changes, either by hiring or firing employees. A lawyer can mitigate the chances of later lawsuits and ensure that all employment contracts meet state standards for enforceability.

This article is presented by the Dallas employment attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP. To speak to an employment law attorney, send an email to [email protected] or call (214) 239-2705.

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