The holiday season is quickly approaching, and if you’re a small business owner, that means busier workdays, larger crowds, and hiring seasonal employees just to keep up with demand! As you take on more workers—whether seasonal or permanent—it may benefit your business to hire an experienced small business attorney.
Here are the top three reasons why hiring a business law attorney during the holidays can protect your business:
- Protection: In general, hiring an attorney will help protect your small business, regardless of the time of year. During the holidays, however, you may find yourselves drafting new contracts to hire seasonal staff or preparing for potential damages, thefts, etc. A business attorney can assist you in keeping your business in line with local state and federal laws and regulations, especially in terms of hiring minors, designating full-time employees and contractors for tax purposes, and more.
- Providing Advice: Many small business attorneys can provide professional council on financial matters to help you save money, according to gmpopcorn.com. During the holiday season, for example, there are many requirements that govern how many hours seasonal employees can work, when they can work, and how much you need to compensate your workforce for clocking in during the holidays. If your business plans on hiring minors, requiring physical labor, or experiencing a higher risk of theft at your store, an experienced attorney will help you prepare for the worst, as well as provide expertise when questions or issues arise that could impact revenue and sales.
- Resolving Employee Conflicts: When it comes to seasonal employment, you may run into issues with short-term employees regarding contracts, payment, etc. This is where many small business owners end up losing money. Business.com recommends hiring a business attorney to help “facilitate the hiring process, administer worker’s compensation, draft up agreements for independent contractors, and help you safely fire employees without legal repercussions.”
Partner with KTF Law Firm
Protect your business this holiday season with help from KTF Law Firm. We’ll work with you to ensure your company is protected and in compliance with all state and federal laws, so you can enjoy peace of mind and focus on running your business. Contact a Minneapolis business attorney today at KTF Law Firm; we look forward to hearing from you!