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Employers are burdened with a rapidly expanding set of obligations imposed by federal and state statutes, regulations and court decisions. Failure to comply can cost you your business. The average cost to defend a single plaintiff employment claim through trial is more than $100,000, and the average settlement costs and jury awards have been increasing. Since 1995, there has been a 2,000 percent increase in employment litigation. About one in four employers will be sued by an applicant, employee or former employee. To guide businesses and non-profit organizations in complying with the many obligations imposed on them, employers need access to experienced, prompt, and up-to-the-minute informed counseling.

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