A lot of people ask me about why I charge a Consultation Fee of $300. Employment Law is different from other areas of the law. For example, with a traffic accident case, a lawsuit can be filed shortly after the accident. So a number of attorneys provide free consultations to individuals because a decision on filing a lawsuit can be made shortly after.

For people with Employment Law issues, the situation is a lot more complicated. Employment law requires employees and former employees to follow a “process” or protocol in order to address their issues. The purpose of meeting with me is to find out where you are in that required process and what options you may have.

The consultation fee is to make sure that only people who are serious about pursuing a path that may result in a lawsuit meet with me. The fee is also based on my years of training and experience to help guide you to the next steps. You are getting the benefit of my real world experience in employment law and other areas of the law. That is why a Consultation Fee is required.

Possible benefits of revisiting employment contracts

On Behalf of | Sep 5, 2022 | Employment Law |

It might not be uncommon for many companies to undergo significant change over time and addressing similar topics could play a vital role in protecting operations and promoting compliance. One example of an area business owners in Hawaii might find it helpful to address could involve company employment contracts. Revisiting employment contracts and taking steps to adapt to change may help protect the interests of employers and employees alike. 

Adapting to change 

One of the most significant changes many businesses have encountered may pertain to the growing number of remote employees. While remote employment could offer various benefits, it may also present a certain level of risk. Revisiting contracts and finding ways to improve data security with remote workers is just one example of an endeavor that may be essential to safeguarding the future of a company. 

Addressing topics such as wages and payroll taxes for remote workers may also be integral. Revisiting contracts and making adjustments could also be imperative If a company employs remote workers who reside in another location or state. Understanding how the distance between workers and the physical location of a company might affect eligibility for FMLA is another topic that might be helpful to address. 

Reviewing and adjusting contracts 

Business owners who feel that it may be helpful to revisit their employment contracts and wish to seek guidance in navigating the endeavor could consider speaking with an attorney early in the process. An attorney can help address all a client’s concerns and questions and provide insight into making changes to help bring contracts in line with current business needs. Seeking such guidance may prove essential to helping a person prepare to take the necessary steps to protect the well-being of his or her endeavors.