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.

The possible benefits of mediation in business disputes

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2023 | Business & Commercial Law |

There are many circumstances in which conflict may arise among two or more parties involved in a business arrangement. Companies in Hawaii that encounter similar issues may wish to take every possible step to safeguard their interests, but they might not always be certain how best to handle the situation. Addressing the possible benefits of mediation could help companies that encounter business disputes better prepare to make informed decisions about their options. 

Business disputes can be hotly contested matters that could impact the well-being of all parties involved and some of the possible benefits of seeking a resolution via mediation may include: 

  • The cost:  Studies indicate that one possible benefit to mediation may pertain to the cost of this process, as it may be less financially demanding than some of the alternatives. 
  • Level of control:  The mediation process could also help provide the parties involved with a higher level of control over the outcome of the situation. 
  • The topic of privacy:  The topic of privacy may also be a vital factor to address, as information disclosed during mediation may be private and be kept out of the public eye. 

Mediation could also help limit conflict by promoting peaceful negotiations, but this path might not always prove viable in every situation. 

When facing business disputes, companies that wish to know if mediation might be a viable option could consider consulting with legal counsel for guidance in addressing their situations. An attorney in Hawaii can provide insight into all a client’s available options and help choose the path that best aligns with the needs of the company. Such advice could help a company develop a strategy to protect its future by pursuing the best outcome possible through the proper channels.