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Common Legal Issues and Threats Against Businesses

 

Learn how to deal with common legal issues and threats against businesses in order to protect yours.

Legal issues interrupt the flow of business and employee lawsuits can be expensive to defend. Even if a company wins a lawsuit, legal fees could exceed $10,000 for each case. In the U.S., employees have more rights than most other industrialized nations. Agencies such as ADA, ADAE, OSHA, and Civil Rights were designed to protect employees. Even though most states have a terminate at will stipulation, it does not protect company's acts of discrimination. This topic will cover the ten most common basis for business lawsuits today. You will discover that most of them can be avoided by being diligent in recordkeeping, hiring and firing practices, and open lines of communication. You will learn about hostile work environments and the very real danger of retaliation. This information will help you know how to identify disgruntled employees and to recognize signs of discrimination or harassment. By practicing the ideas given during this topic, you will likely have lower turnover and less legal entanglements.

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Karen A. Monsen

Karen A. Monsen

Caldwell East & Finlayson, PLLC

  • Partner in the law firm of Caldwell East & Finlayson, PLLC
  • Practice areas include employment law, commercial litigation, technology contracts, and intellectual property with an emphasis on electronic discovery, forensic investigations, cybersecurity, and document retention and destruction implementation
  • Recognized as a San Antonio Business Journal outstanding lawyer in labor and employment in part based on her work in cybersecurity and forensic investigations of employee wrongdoing, obtaining numerous court orders to protect employer interests
  • Conducts frequent seminars and workshops on cybersecurity, e-discovery, employment law, and document retention, including for example, “What HR Professionals Need to Know About Cybersecurity,” “Employee Document Retention and Destruction Policies and Strategies,” “Right to Work Laws in Texas,” “Electronic Record Retention: Mistakes HR Professionals Can Avoid,” “Privacy, Social Media, and Technology Issues,” “Keep Calm and E-Discover On"
  • Writes articles related to the areas of employment law and major contributor to e-discovery textbook published by the State Bar of Texas; “Employment Law Issues When Buying and Selling A Business in Uncertain Times”; When First Amendment Rights Collide” published in San Antonio Lawyer magazine
  • Programs director for the San Antonio chapter of ARMA
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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