Preventing Costly Labor and Employment Disputes Through Proactive Legal Strategies
At one time or another, all employers must make difficult decisions about employees. Meeting the needs of your workforce while maintaining the success of your business can be a difficult balancing act. You’re bound to take some actions that ruffle employees’ feathers. When you have the right protections in place, however, you can make smarter decisions and prevent costly employment disputes.
At the Stewart Law Firm PC, I help employers navigate that delicate balance. Having served as a labor and employment attorney for more than two decades, I am well-versed in effective legal strategies for preventing costly disputes. Those strategies might entail:
- Implementing HR policies that comply with state and federal employment law
- Ensuring proper documentation practices
- Clearly defining employee roles and expectations
- Establishing a fair and compliant employee disciplinary process
- Preparing strong employment contracts
- Negotiating collective bargaining agreements that help manage expectations
I also help employers remain compliant with the ever-changing regulatory framework that affects their employment practices.
Understanding Your Unique Business Needs and How They Impact Employment Decisions
In working with clients, I take the time to understand their business – including their goals and pain points as well as their industry, market, and the myriad business considerations that impact their decisions. This knowledge gives me a strong foundation for providing more effective guidance.
Should an employment issue progress into a dispute, I can capably represent your business through settlement negotiations, arbitration, mediation or litigation if necessary. I am a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer.
Shouldering Your Labor and Employment Law Matters So You Can Focus On Your Business
Navigating complex labor and employment law matters is no easy task. For small- to medium-sized businesses that don’t have in-house legal counsel, it’s a job that requires outside help. I can take on those matters so you can focus on running your business.
I represent employers in both the public and private sectors throughout Illinois from my office in Springfield. To learn more, please contact me online or call 217-393-6778.