We greet the new year with our fellow business owners and San Diego employers. 2017 is expected to be a good year based upon the most recent surveys released by San Diego chambers and business organization. Get the new year off to a great start with a business legal check up for 2017 by contacting the seasoned business attorneys at the Watkins Firm. As general business counsel we evaluate all aspects of your business operations to evaluate potential gaps and exposures, and to tighten internal policies and procedures that could expose you to expensive litigation.
The first area to review are your internal corporate documents and employment policies and procedures. Are your corporate documents up to date? Have you performed the necessary steps to maintain corporate governance and compliance? Do your corporate documents and internal policies and procedures reflect the best standards based upon all federal, state and local laws and regulatory requirements? Are your business contracts well crafted to ensure maximum likelihood of successful transactions and relationships?
How can you reduce he likelihood of an employee-related dispute in 2017? What steps can you enact to reduce your exposure to one of the fastest growing categories of business litigation in San Diego: unpaid overtime litigation? How can employers defend themselves against allegations of retaliation, discrimination or wrongful termination? What steps can be taken ahead of time to reduce or eliminate these exposures?
Have you fully enacted updates to reflect the recent changes in California’s Fair Pay act? How is your company complying with federal laws such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Are you in compliance with overtime, rest and meal break requirements? Why are ADA related lawsuits rapidly increasing in San Diego over the past few years, and what can you do to protect your company?
The experienced business attorneys at the Watkins Firm have served thousands of San Diego businesses and business owners and employers for decades. We work to protect our clients, ensure their businesses and operations are in full compliance with all laws and regulations, and help to position them for maximum likelihood of success and profitability for 2017. Is it time for your business legal check up in 2017 and are you interested in a free consultation? Call 858-535-1511 to learn more. Happy New Year!