Use this list of common reasons for legal trouble to avoid lawsuits against your business.
As a business owner, you know how devastating an unexpected expense can be. While an unanticipated bill is always a challenge, the larger the cost, the bigger the problem. That’s why it’s well worth doing everything you can to avoid lawsuits against your business. We want to help, so we’ve compiled this list of common reasons for legal trouble to guard against.
You want to keep harassment out of the workplace for a number of reasons, but liability is definitely one of them. Train your team to watch out for and actively avoid any unfair or hostile treatment, wrongful termination, disrespect, and sexual harassment.
In our modern workplace, awareness is paramount. Be thoughtful in your workplace communication and actions to ensure you’re not treating anyone differently due to race, religion, sexual preference or identity, or disability.
You absolutely need to provide a safe work environment. Your workers’ comp will cover accidental injuries, but if you’re found negligent, you could find yourself facing a major lawsuit.
Obviously, you need to comply with minimum wage requirements but your obligations as an employer don’t stop there. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you’re legally required to compensate any employees who work over 40 hours a week at 1.5 times their normal pay rate for any overtime hours. Carefully track your employees’ to make sure your actively avoiding a lawsuit.
You’re proactively working to avoid lawsuits against your business, but you unfortunately can’t entirely control others. If you do get served papers, would it capsize your company? It shouldn’t have to – if you have the right liability coverage in place. To learn more, contact Nahai Insurance Services today. We can help you identity potential areas of liability issues and minimize them with the right policies.