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Seattle and Tacoma Labor Law Attorneys

Assisting businesses with labor law compliance

If your business has employees, there are a large number of labor laws on both the federal and state level with which you must comply. Failing to comply with labor laws can result in fines and sanctions by the government and even in complicated legal claims filed by disgruntled employees. It is easier and more cost-effective to ensure compliance than to defend against labor lawsuits, many of which may include a large class of employees. However, even the most prudent employers may be accused of violating labor laws, in which case you should always have a highly experienced and skilled business attorney representing your interests.

If your business needs assistance with any labor law-related matter, call the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess at 206-621-1110 (Seattle), 253-572-1000 (Tacoma), 360-742-3500 (Olympia), 971-416-0881 (Portland) for a consultation.

Labor laws involve many aspects of business

The body of labor laws set out by the Washington and the United States governments is extensive and covers a great number of employment-related issues. These issues include:

  • Minimum wage, tips, and other earnings
  • Overtime wages
  • Mandatory rest and meal breaks
  • Family and medical leave
  • Hours worked
  • Recordkeeping
  • Child labor
  • Workplace health and safety

Another issue arises when a business wrongfully classifies workers as independent contractors in order to try to avoid having to comply with labor laws. If your workers should actually be classified as employees, you may run into unforeseen legal disputes in the future. For this reason, you should always consult with an attorney to ensure you are properly classifying your workers and independent contractors.

Contact an experienced business attorney for assistance today

No matter what type of business you own, your success may be threatened by a labor law dispute with your employees. At the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we work with businesses from the start to develop clear policies and practices that are in full compliance with a large number of applicable labor laws. Furthermore, we provide aggressive defense representation for businesses that are involved in labor law litigation.

If you have any type of labor law issue, call one of our offices at 206-621-1110 (Seattle), 253-572-1000 (Tacoma), 360-742-3500 (Olympia), 971-416-0881 (Portland) for help as soon as possible.