Employment Disputes | The Michael Kim Law Firm, PLLC
The best employer and employee relationships are founded on well-communicated expectations and the tools and processes necessary to achieve them. Sometimes, despite the best plans and communication, things go wrong. There are an infinite number of factors that can affect employee conduct and performance. The best practice is to be prepared for possible outcomes, whether you are the employer or the employee.
If you are the employer, it is important to reduce uncertainty in the event negative events occur, by addressing potential legal and factual disputes in employee contracts, handbooks and standards for communication among employees and others. If you are the employee, you may have been treated wrong, despite agreements and policies, if any apply. In many cases, where a dispute arises and a legal claim is filed, the cause can be settled out of court and an insurance company may pay your claim. In other cases, you may have to litigate your claim in court hearings, trials and appeals.
Whether you are the employer or the employee, disputes and litigation can have long-term effects and lead to damage including the reputation of a company and its current and former employees. When businesses are small, insurance premiums can be expensive and a company with extensive litigation may have challenges managing its expectations. The attorneys at The Michael Kim Law Firm, PLLC will help you assess the available options as employers and employees and give advice upon which you may take the best action.