Employee Litigation—Many state and federal laws set out both required and prohibited behavior for business owners toward employees. Labor laws regulate issues such as minimum wage, hours worked, meal and rest breaks, working conditions, and more. Additionally, employment laws prohibit certain types of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. If an employee believes that an employer has engaged in wrongful behavior, they may bring a legal claim to recover damages. Additionally, employees may bring a case if they believe an employer had breached a clause of an employment contract.
Issues may also arrive if an employee improperly uses business assets, such as customer lists or other proprietary information. Please see our page on Intellectual Property to learn more.