Small Business Employment Lawyers
Running a business can be complicated. Adding employees to the mix can create additional complexity and raise a variety of potential legal issues. LegalShield is here to provide access to employment lawyers with years of experience helping small business owners navigate the complications of being an employer.
Common Employment Law Issues
At some point, any business owner with employees is likely to have legal questions about one or more of the following labour law topics.
If you join LegalShield, you’ll be able to consult with an employment lawyer for an unlimited amount of minutes on an unlimited number of business legal matters, particularly around employee rights. Don’t stress about employment law—call your provider lawyer.
It's important to know what you can and cannot do as an employer under the law both when hiring people and when you need to let someone go.
Per the EEOC, employers are forbidden from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, or disability. If you’re found to have discriminated against people in a protected class or to have created a hostile work environment, your business could face a complaint or even a lawsuit. Either way, it’s important to involve an employment lawyer early on.
Don’t be unprepared or reactive when addressing these types of employment law matters.
A small business plan from LegalShield can help you understand your rights and obligations as an employer and help you resolve a dispute if an issue arises.
While most employers carry workers' compensation insurance, excessive claims can raise premiums and cause other financial harm to your business.
If an employee files a claim for workers' compensation and the claim is denied, the employee may hire a lawyer to pursue legal action.
Whether you’re dealing with an active claim or just need general legal advice, LegalShield offers an affordable alternative to hiring an employment rights lawyer directly.
The Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) prohibits employers from discriminating against people with disabilities and creates obligations for employers to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants. Employers have certain legal rights under the act as well.
If you have any questions about the CDA or related federal law compliance issues, join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with a lawyer in as little as 4 hours.
How an Employment Lawyer Can Help Your Small Business
Employment Contracts, Policy Handbooks, Employee Benefits and Other Documents
Another important benefit of a LegalShield membership is that it allows you to have your provider lawyer review documents and draft contracts. Depending on the type of plan you choose, a designated number of document reviews are included each month at no additional charge.
- Concerned about whether your employment contract is written correctly? Send it to your provider law firm.
- Have an employee handbook you need reviewed? Upload it through our app.
- Received a government notice that you can’t decipher? Submit it - it’s included in your fee.
If you need new documents drafted, you can hire your provider lawyer for 25% off their standard hourly rates to save money and get the protection you need.
Speak with a business lawyer in as little as four hours
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.
Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.
Put business-related legal documents through legal review.
A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.