Human Resources and Employment Law Consulting
Employment law and regulations in Washington State are changing all the time. It can be difficult for employers and human resource professionals to keep up to date with the changes in state and federal law. Simple omissions can be costly for employers when an employee or applicant files a claim against the company.
The Law Offices of Alesha Struthers provides human resources and employment law consultations to help your company avoid costly fines, penalties, and negative publicity.
We provide compliance consulting for federal, state, and local employment and labor laws, including the following.
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Hiring practices
- Workplace violence
- Classifying independent contractors and employees
- Updating employee handbooks and workplace policies
- Unlawful termination
- Negligent hiring
- Negligent training
- Workplace accommodations
- Wage and hour regulations
- Benefits eligibility
- Responding to complaints
- Responding to investigations
Updates to Employment Law and Labor Regulations
Employment law, labor regulations, and wage and hour rules are always changing through case law or legislative bills. The benefit of an employment law consultation is providing up-to-date information on the latest changes and potential liability for employers. Proactively updating company policies and practices can avoid a number of legal problems.
Our employment law/HR consultation services can help your company reduce the risk of government fines and employee lawsuits.
Risk Management for Washington Companies
In many situations, the employer is vicariously liable for the negligent actions of managers and employees. A company can reduce the risk of a lawsuit and costly liability by providing training and oversight to employees and managers. A major aspect of reducing liability for the improper actions of managers and employees is properly responding to complaints of workplace violence, sexual harassment, or discrimination.
Contact our offices today to talk to an experienced employment law consultant in Washington to make sure your company is responsive to potential workplace problems.
Federal, State, and Local Employment Laws
Employers in Seattle and Washington are aware of the multiple levels of regulations at the city, county, state, and federal level. In some cases, these laws may appear to be in conflict or have different laws apply for different industries.
Compliance with federal employment laws and labor regulations does not necessarily mean the business is compliant with state and local regulations. This is why it is important to have a local professional who understands the unique nature of employment compliance in Tukwila, Tacoma, and Mill Creek.
Start-Ups, Family-Owned Businesses, Medium-Sized Companies, and Larger Corporations
When it comes to employment law and HR counseling, one size does not fit all. Certain federal and state regulations apply differently to companies based on size and industry. A company that has been around for years may have different counseling requirements than a new business or start-up.
Individualized HR and employment law consultations can evaluate the specific needs of each business and provide a tailored plan to address compliance, risk management, and HR practices.
Employment Law Consultation in Washington
Our law firm offers one-on-one consulting, human resources audits, handbook and policy reviews, and mediating workplace disputes for human resources professionals and business owners. Our consultations include in-depth research and risk assessment of complex employment law/human resources problems.
The best way to avoid a lawsuit is to make sure you are doing everything right the first time and every time. If you are a Washington State business owner, HR professional, or manager in need of a personalized evaluation of your hiring, management, termination, and training practices, contact the Law Offices of Alesha Struthers today for a free consultation.