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I’m excited to welcome our first attorney on The Impact Ripple podcast this week, Alexis Tahinci, of Tahinci Law Firm! Alexis is an employment law and civil rights attorney who works on behalf of employees who are filing claims against their employers.
While this may sound counterintuitive to some, what I find most powerful about this collaboration is that Alexis was able to share the most common complaints employees are bringing to her office to help us avoid creating the same issues in our own businesses.
Alexis also shared common employment law myths and issues that small businesses need to be aware of to protect themselves and ensure health and supportive workplace cultures.
One of the biggest myths we dispel is that small businesses aren’t subject to employment laws and what you need to know and be aware of to protect your business and build a team founded upon legal compliance and ethics.
We discuss a variety of common misconceptions, including the belief that employers can fire anyone without consequence in an "at will" state (and what that actually means). Alexis also clarifies the difference between legal and illegal terminations, protected classes, and she offers loads of valuable insight and clarity around some of the biggest offenses she’s seeing in her practice right now.
And of course, we explain what all of these things mean in layman’s terms so you know exactly what to know and watch out for in your business.
Finally, we wrap things up with some conversation around bringing humanity back to employment and leadership.
If you’re hiring employees or already have a team of employees, this is a can’t miss episode to ensure you’ve got your legal ducks in a row and are doing right by your team!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The myths and misconceptions around at-will employment and right-to-work laws
- The differences between federal and state laws that small business owners need to know when hiring employees across multiple states
- Common employment law violations that small businesses should avoid
- The importance of seeking legal advice when unsure about the nuances of the law
- The value of bringing humanity back into the equation to avoid lawsuits and create a positive workplace culture
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