Dallas Small and Medium Sized Business Employment Law Attorneys.
Labor and employment support by a qualified attorney is as critical for sole proprietors, partnerships and medium-sized corporations as any larger firm. Without effective small business employment litigation advice and representation, a wage dispute or discrimination claim can end up costing you more later than you think it will to seek legal help before problems arise.
Loya Law in Dallas, Texas, specializes in representing small to medium-sized companies in employment disputes and conflict resolution. Attorney Sidney Ravkind is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has extensive experience in federal and state employment litigation.
We offer each client experienced, ethical and effective representation, emphasizing all areas of employment law and litigation:
- Non-compete agreements and protecting trade secrets
- Discrimination and harassment and retaliation
- Employee contracts and severance packages
- Employment policies, handbooks and compliance
- Wage and hour/overtime
- ERISA/employee benefits
- Negligent hiring, retention and supervision
Loya Law attorneys try cases in state and federal court in Texas and around the United States. Our lawyers also represent senior executives and corporations in mediations, arbitrations and administrative proceeding before the EEOC, Department of Labor and Texas Workforce Commission.
We know the legal requirements imposed on a small business can be daunting and overwhelming. Understanding the roles various state and federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor, EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, and Texas Workforce Commission play, the rules they enforce, and the rules they are governed by, can make or break your company. We take our role supporting you, very seriously.
Protect Your Employees and Bottom Line, Promote Workplace Tolerance and Respect
Our trial experience allows us to counsel you about how to prevent problems and minimize litigation risks. We can conduct prompt and thorough workplace investigations—making sound recommendations for corrective action, dispute resolution and prevention. We also provide on-site training and human resources audits, ensuring you stay current with new developments in employment law.
Five ways to keep employees happy while protecting your company’s interests are:
- Set Clear Guidelines: Your anti-discrimination policies should be clearly laid out in the employee handbook and supported by regular staff meetings. It’s critical that you investigate all claims immediately and take action when necessary.
- Document Everything: Always keep meticulous records of negotiations and communications with an employee during an investigation of a claim, or when making an exception to a company policy.
- Be Flexible: While consistent and equal enforcement of company policy is essential to protecting your firm against claims of any nature, making exceptions can sometimes be less discriminatory. For example, it’s worth making a reasonable accommodation if an employee wishes to deviate from the company dress code on religious grounds, assuming their deviation won’t compromise business safety.
- Don’t Retaliate: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids retaliation against employees who report or participate in investigations of discrimination in the workplace.
- Consult with a Lawyer: Make sure your company complies with all relevant municipal, state and federal workplace laws. Always seek professional legal advice when creating, modifying or acting upon you company policies. Ongoing consultations can help avoid future problems and protect your bottom line. An employment litigation professional at Loya Law is ready to assist you by answering questions by phone at 214-521-8766, or online.
If you are a smaller business or medium-sized Texas company seeking affordable solutions to employment and other business concerns, we can help you avoid litigation, protect business interests and accomplish your objectives. Contact us today in Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston to discuss how we can help your company take a smarter approach to avoiding trouble later.