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Smart And Effective Guidance For Employers Facing Labor And Employment Disputes

No employer wants to end up in a lengthy court battle or legal proceeding against an employee or a union. Put simply, labor and employment disputes are bad for business. They drain your resources, attention, and energy. They have a negative impact on your employee morale and company culture.

Implementing well-designed preventative measures can reduce your risk of facing costly labor and employment disputes. But if those fail (or are worse – absent), taking smart legal action can pave the way toward an efficient, effective resolution.

A Framework For Successfully Resolving Disputes

At the Stewart Law Firm PC, I help employers address these issues with care and consideration. By understanding your business – as well as your goals, risks, and pain points – I can provide guidance on options and strategies for achieving a successful resolution.

In approaching employment disputes, I have developed the following three-point framework for success:

  1. Resolving disputes in an expeditious manner: The longer disputes linger, the more they cost in terms of resources, energy, and money.
  2. Pursuing an early settlement: Engaging in settlement negotiations early on is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it’s a means of setting expectations, narrowing the highly contentious issues, and controlling costs.
  3. Leveraging thoughtful strategies and procedures: By following carefully tailored templates and procedures for resolving disputes, you can reduce the risk of getting entangled in burdensome litigation.

In applying these principles, I have found that most labor and employment disputes can be resolved in a fair and cost-effective manner without reaching the courtroom or hearing. Should litigation become necessary, however, I am a skilled advocate and will fight to the end.

How Swift Intervention Can Change The Course Of The Dispute

With any labor and employment dispute, the sooner you seek legal guidance, the better. I can often prevent disputes from escalating by addressing them at the outset.

Learn More About How I Can Help

As an employment lawyer with 20-plus years of experience, I have much to offer in supporting your business during challenging times. I invite you to learn more by calling 217-393-6778 or reaching out online. From my office in Springfield, I serve employers throughout Illinois.