Simply stated—your business is a target. The laws that govern the workplace are complicated and it takes legal training to understand them. The penalties for failing to follow these laws are extremely costly. It is easy for someone who has become upset with your business to hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit or to complain to a government agency and allege a violation of one of the many laws you are held accountable for following. Even if you are in the right, hiring a lawyer and defending yourself will cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars. Having the benefit of an experienced attorney to consult with on a regular basis can help you avoid being placed in this situation nearly all of the time and may save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
Many businesses do not consult with an attorney on a regular basis because until now there have only been two ways for Salt Lake City businesses to get custom professional legal service:
For most businesses, these options make it impossible to get legal advice when it matters most—when they incorporate, enter into contracts, hire, fire, or discipline employees, or make everyday business decisions. So most businesses only hire a lawyer when problems arise and they are forced to.
Even with competent legal assistance and a favorable outcome to a lawsuit or government inspection, businesses will almost always be forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars to defend themselves. Due to this unfortunate reality, the most valuable service an attorney can offer you is assistance in avoiding problems in the first place. Haymore Law's In-House Counsel Service makes that possible and affordable.
Instead of paying by the hour, for an amazingly low monthly fee, you can consult with an experienced Salt Lake City employment lawyer on all the aspects of your business. This service provides you with unlimited access to an attorney at our firm via phone and email, as well as three hours of legal project work each month. These hours can be used for business formation and incorporation, drafting and review of employment agreements or discipline forms, document preparation, management of your construction liens, writing an employee handbook, conducting on-site legal training for your employees, or any other legal service that could reduce the risks to your business. If you require additional services, we reduce our already low hourly rate by 30%. With reliable advice and counsel priced this reasonably, you should no longer accept the risk of making business decisions, forming company policies, or entering into contracts without professional legal guidance.
Contact a Salt Lake City employment lawyer to learn more about our In-House Counsel Service.