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Employment Law Compliance

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Employment Law Compliance

State and federal laws govern the employer/employee relationship, as well as employers’ relationships with independent contractors. When employers approach that relationship and their responsibilities proactively, they are setting the stage for a smooth working relationship, so they can avoid potential legal problems later.

The skilled employment law attorneys at Hamra Law Group provide valuable counsel to business owners and leaders, helping them establish an employment framework designed to comply with the myriad of employment laws and regulations.

When you hire an experienced employment law firm, you can focus on running and growing your business without worrying about whether your company is in compliance.

It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the customer that pays the wages. –Henry Ford

A Complex Framework of Rules

Many employers struggle to keep track of the various laws and regulations they must follow when it comes to hiring workers. It’s no wonder; there’s a long list of rules employers must abide by. Some of those laws include:

    • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)– This law covers wages and overtime and child labor rules.
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – These regulations govern health and safety conditions
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – This law requires covered employers to provide unpaid, covered leave to employees under certain circumstances
    • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) – ERISA laws govern employer-sponsored pension and retirement plans
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 – Employers cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of sex
    • Fair Credit Reporting Act – This law governs employers’ use of credit checks for prospective employees
    • Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) – These rules govern work permits and wages for immigrant employees
    • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) – COBRA requires employers to allow workers to continue certain employee benefits after termination of employment

Other laws govern employees’ rights to unionize, paid leave, employment classifications (employees vs. independent contractors), worker’s compensation, and much more. As you can see, there is a lot of information for employers to stay on top of.

A Proactive Approach to Preventing Employment Law Problems

At Hamra Law Group we understand and are well-versed in the laws that NY employers must follow. We counsel businesses and offer advice and representation to help them stay in compliance with the laws.

One of the best ways to ensure compliance is by creating and implementing sound policy and procedure manuals, and training employees on requirements and expectations.

Our attorneys can help by professionally tailoring and drafting:

    • Employee handbooks
    • Employment agreements
    • Independent contractor agreements
    • Class action waivers
    • Arbitration agreements
    • And more!

Your handbooks, policies, and agreements need to be customized for your specific industry and business, complying not only with general federal and state laws but also with industry-specific requirements. The employment law attorneys at Hamra Law Group can help take the stress out of employment compliance by making sure your agreements and policies are doing everything they can to protect you from potential liability.

Protect Your Employees. Protect Your Business. Choose Hamra Law Group

Your business doesn’t need the distraction of an employment law compliance violation. When you work with Varacalli & Hamra, LLP, you can have valuable peace of mind knowing your employment handbooks, policies, procedures, and agreements are designed to help you stay on the right side of federal, state and labor laws.

To learn more, schedule a free consultation with us today.