For many years the United States government has been hard at work to insert itself directly into the middle of the relationships between employers and employees. As a result, decades of lawmaker work has produced myriad laws and regulations that employers must comply with, concerning all matter of employment needs.
If your company has employees, which is true for the vast majority of companies and organizations, it is likely that there are numerous employment laws to comply with.
Self-review for compliance
The reality is that knowing which laws to comply with is anything but straightforward in many cases. Smaller employers may have different laws applicable in different situations, while larger companies and organizations have other laws that apply to their employment practices.
From whom your company hires to how it terminates employees, which benefits are provided and how much your employees are paid – there are few dynamics in the employer-employee relationship that aren’t subject to state or federal laws. For example, employees have strong protections against discrimination based on religion, disability, pregnancy, race and more. In some cases, laws like the Americans with Disability Act require employers to make proactive accommodations to help ensure those employees can be successful.
Compliance with all applicable employment-related laws is crucial for the long-term health of any company or organization in Florida. Conducting a self-review and analysis of your current practices could help spot issues with legal compliance.
At the same time, it is also important to be ready if and when an employment lawsuit gets filed against your company or organization. As always, knowledge of the laws is what can help your business stay ahead of the curve.
At our law firm, we work with businesses and organizations in Florida who want to make sure they are doing everything they can to stay in compliance with employment laws. For more information, please visit the employment law overview section of our law firm’s website.