We Help You Understand Employment Law

While running your own business is a complex operation, one of the most complex areas involves employment law. Hiring, promoting, disciplining and firing employees may be some of the most unpopular part of owning and running a business, but it is essential that you do it right, as employment disputes can damage or destroy your business.

An Owner's Perspective On Employment Law

One of the things that make Minnesota Construction Law Services, PLLC, different from many law firms is that our attorney owned his own construction-related business before he became a lawyer. We bring that perspective of owning a business to our legal practice. Because of that experience and our legal background we can advise you with many employment law issues with authority, because we understand the law and we have been there.

As an employer, you may have to deal with many employment-related issues, including:

  • Minimum wage and overtime pay
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Department of Labor investigations
  • Wage garnishment
  • Workers' compensation laws
  • FMLA issues
  • OSHA issues
  • Employment issues
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Hours and safety standards in construction contracts

Are Your Subcontractors Following The Law?

For general contractors, it's important to keep in mind that you are responsible for some aspects of your subcontractor's compliance with many employment and health and safety laws. If you use independent contractors, it is important to ensure that they really are independent contractors and not misclassified employees.

The penalties for misclassification are expensive to fix, involving tax and workers' compensation issues. Additionally, your insurance coverage under your commercial general liability policy could be at risk.

We Can Provide A Comprehensive Review Of Your Business

There are both Minnesota laws and federal laws. Application of some of these laws will depend on the size or your business or on the type of projects you are hired for. We can help you understand your rights and obligations with respect to these laws and can help ensure your business is in proper compliance with the applicable laws and standards.

While compliance may seem inconvenient at times, we know how expensive noncompliance can be, and we work to ensure that won't happen to your business.

Contact Us

We are based in the Minneapolis metro area, but know our clients are busy and can't afford to lose time, so we typically bring our mobile office to you. Call us today to speak directly with our lawyer, and we can begin to work with you on your issue immediately. If you would like to discuss general employment law issues, call us at 651-484-4412, or use our convenient online form.