Businesses of all sizes must comply with state and federal laws or risk being sued and/or fined for violations. Staying in compliance also ensures that employees are treated fairly. An experienced Southern Minnesota employment law lawyer can help make sure that documentation or actions comply with state and federal laws. Instead of moving forward with an action you are unsure of, you can receive the guidance you need to make the right decision.
Assistance With Minnesota Employment Law Compliance
Staying in compliance with Minnesota employment laws means reducing the chance of litigation and/or fines. Minnesota employment laws include:
- Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA)
- Minnesota Parental Leave Act (MPLA)
- Minnesota Child Labor Act (MCLA)
- Minnesota Prevailing Wages Act (MPWA)
- Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA)
Assistance With Federal Employment Law Compliance
Likewise, businesses must stay compliant with federal laws, which include the following:
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – This covers overtime and minimum wage
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) – Workplace safety
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Pregnancy and personal and family medical leave
- Consumer Credit Protection Act – If an employee has their wages garnished, employers can’t discriminate
- Americans with Disabilities Act –This law prevents discrimination against disabled individuals
- Civil Rights Act of 1991 – Prevents employers from discriminating against their employees
- Equal Pay Act of 1963 – Prevents wage discrimination based on gender
These are just a few examples, and additional laws apply to specific industries. If you ever have questions on whether or not you are complying with these or other laws, you can talk to your Southern Minnesota employment lawyer to help you. It is good to know whether a proposed course of action is within the confines of the laws before taking such action.
Guidance For Small Business
If you are a small business owner, you are still subject to many of the laws that larger businesses have to comply with. Your attorney can give you the counsel you need to help you avoid legal issues and to understand which state and federal laws you are or are not required to comply with.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Employment Lawyer
When in doubt, it is always best to talk to an experienced attorney to give you the guidance that you need. Whether you need to ensure that contracts and handbooks are in compliance or if a certain action is in compliance, you can receive the answer you need. Making the right decisions can keep employees happy and save you time and money by avoiding litigation. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to request a free consultation.