Navigating Employment Disputes: Wrongful Termination and Wage & Hour Challenges
Navigating employment disputes is a critical aspect of managing a small business. These disputes can arise from various circumstances, but two significant areas of concern are wrongful termination and wage and hour disputes.
Wrongful termination refers to the unlawful firing of an employee. Such claims typically involve scenarios where an employee believes they were terminated in violation of employment laws or their employment contract. Common grounds for wrongful termination claims include discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, or violation of public policy.
Wrongful termination claims can have serious legal and financial consequences for employers. Depending on the nature of the claim, businesses may face litigation, monetary damages, penalties, and damage to their reputation. It's essential to address these claims promptly and appropriately to mitigate potential risks.
To prevent wrongful termination claims, small businesses should:
Wage and Hour Disputes
Wage and hour laws govern the payment of wages, overtime, and working hours for employees. These laws aim to protect workers' rights and ensure fair compensation. In the United States, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets federal standards for minimum wage, overtime, and other wage-related matters.
Wage and hour disputes often revolve around issues such as:
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