No matter how small your company is, there are some federal and state regulations that apply to your company. More than 15 federal regulations apply to businesses with less than 15 employees, and the amount of regulation only increases from there as you add employees. Regulations and legal interpretation change constantly.
Having a seasoned HR professional on your side is a great way to reduce legal risks of regulation violations and lawsuits, especially in society that filing a lawsuit is commonplace.
Frivolous lawsuits are an all-too-common problem for small businesses. There is almost no risk to trial attorneys or their clients for bringing even absurd cases to court. While large companies routinely retain attorneys and have the financial means to protect themselves from frivolous lawsuits, small businesses aren’t quite as prepared. Regardless of whether there is any truth to the claim, the small business owners will have to hire attorneys and will typically incur legal fees even if they win the case.