Expanding Your Small Business? How Employment Law Affects You

Employment law for small business owners

Whether you’re starting a small business or expanding your current team of employees, it’s important that you understand employment law and how it may impact your employer-employee relationships. From promoting a safe, equal opportunity work environment to establishing wages and employee benefits that align with state and federal requirements, there’s numerous factors to consider.

To help you get started, here are a few facts about employment law.

What is Employment Law?

At its basic core, employment law governs the rights and responsibilities between employers and employees. For instance, in accordance to the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinances, small businesses that employ a minimum of six employees are required to provide paid sick and safe time to each member of their team. This includes full-time staff, part-time employees, and paid interns. In contrast, if you employ five or less employees, you can choose whether or not employees will be compensated for their sick and safe time, but you are still required to offer it as part of their employee contract.

There are important state requirements that you’ll need to understand before hiring new employees. And because employment laws and regulations are constantly evolving, having an experienced business law attorney there to guide you through the hiring and firing process is an invaluable asset to protecting the future of your business.

How Can a Business Attorney Help?

Attorneys who specialize in employment law can help ensure your small business is in full compliance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinances, as well as other state requirements, such as employee classifications, or federal anti-discrimination laws.

Before you begin the hiring process, contact your local Minnesota law firm at KTF Law Firm. We offer the resources, guidance, and support you need to ensure your small business is in full compliance with state and federal employment laws, including

  • Contract drafting for full-time/part-time employees
  • Review of employee handbooks and hiring documentation
  • Deciding if firing an employee may lead to a potential lawsuit
  • Legal mediation, arbitration, or litigation

Contact KFT Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation!