The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. provides legal guidance to businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our firm handles all business matters, including collecting debts, drafting policy manuals, helping budding and established businesses protect themselves from litigation regarding employment matters and much more. Having quality representation when trying to focus on the bottom line is important. A business lawyer at our firm can help you protect your company while you worry about the more important things. If you need quality legal services from an effective law firm, contact The Vigilante Law Firm today.
Our employment attorneys can help you with any employee misconduct issues. Employee misconduct should be taken seriously and needs to be investigated whenever there is an accusation. The employer should interview every person who is a witness to the misconduct and collect their signed statements. If the misconduct becomes the subject of litigation, the employer may have to use this evidence to support the claim. All too often, an employer alleges misconduct but has no documentation to support it. It is important that you protect yourself against accusations of retaliation, wrongful termination, discrimination and more.
Discrimination and sexual harassment in the Workplace
Accusations of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace can impact a company greatly. Even if you, the employer had nothing to do with the unlawful action, the business can be in jeopardy. Employers should be aware of the various ways to combat discrimination and sexual harassment. For example, an employer should have an established, strong policy regarding the matters written in an employee handbook or policy manual. Another way is to have comprehensive employee training sessions. If discrimination or sexual harassment do arise, it is important for the employer to do what it takes to handle the matter. Inaction is not an option. The burden is on the employer to make sure it’s employees comply with the policies it puts in place. After all, a policy is worthless if it is not enforced by the employer. If you have an issue related to employee misconduct, terminating employees, sexual harassment, discrimination in the workplace or any other employment law issue, you should speak with an experienced employment attorney.
Drafting Policy Manuals and employee handbooks
As an employer, it is a great idea to have an employee policy manual or handbook for your employees. An employee handbook will provide consistent and concise information that your employees need. It is important to have information regarding issues that can impact your business and what constitutes termination. The policy manual or handbook also provides information about what the employee can expect from you, the employer.
When a customer owes you money, you have an obligation to pursue your debt in a lawful manner. According to The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), you are restricted from collecting debts through acts that would be considered harassing and abusive. The law is comprehensive and knowing how to properly conduct this part of your business is important. When contacting a debtor, always do it in writing and, if possible, through certified mail. If the customer still does not send you the money owed, then you should consider filing an action in the state court. If you are collecting the money as a company or LLC, you must be represented by an attorney to file such a lawsuit. If you need quality legal representation, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.
Contact a business lawyer at The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today!
When the success of your business is threatened, you need to take action. Our firm understands that business owners put everything they have into running their business. We want to help you protect the business you have worked to build. If you need quality legal support and strong, dedicated legal representation to help protect your business, contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. to schedule a consultation with an experienced business lawyer today.