When starting up a business, it is important for businessmen to know the rules and regulations that relate to their business. Once they start operating and begin hiring employees, they need to make sure that they are aware of and remain abreast of changing employment laws. In addition to this, when a New York employee begins working in a new company and signs their employment contract, they need to know what their rights are and ensure that they are being protected.

As mentioned in last week’s post, there are a number of employment law changes set to take place in 2016, due to the amendment of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act among other bills. New minimum wages have been introduced for some workers and fines have been raised for violations of occupational safety violations. In order to ensure regulations are being adhered to, it is important to be aware of what they are.

Lawyers at our firm have the relevant legal experience to advocate for both employee and employer rights. Our founding lawyer has been practicing in New York since 1977, giving him a wide range of experience in representing either party in employment and business litigation. Lawyers at our firm work closely with the clients and ensure their input is taken at every important step and clients are kept updated with their case so they do not remain in the dark.

Before an employer creates an employment contract or before an employee signs one, it is always best to have some employer or employee representation for guidance. For more on employment litigation, visit our website.