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Marc Engel Speaks on Employment Laws Affecting Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Employment attorney Marc Engel recently spoke to STAR, the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting, about employment laws that affect small and midsize businesses. Most of the attendees own or operate small, medium and large privately owned court reporting companies in states around the country. Marc's presentation included:

  • Employment laws applicable to most small and medium size employers;
  • Hiring basics (i.e., the legal do’s and don’ts in terms of questions that can be asked, as well as questions that should be asked (and other steps that should be taken) in order to improve the likelihood that the employees ultimately hired will be successful;
  • Strategies for properly and lawfully managing employee performance;
  • Common exceptions to the overtime laws;
  • The importance of establishing sound employment documents, including handbooks, job application forms and offer letters; and
  • Best practices for handling employee departures legally and gracefully.

Lisa DiMonte, co-chair of the conference, said, "Marc's comments were right on point: thorough, practical and sensible for businesses of all sizes. Marc identified land mines that most business owners face in their daily businesses and provided thoughtful and practical recommendations based on his years of experience. I especially valued Marc's philosophy about helping our businesses grow without burdening us with unnecessary or impractical solutions."

Marc Engel is an employment attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland who brings nearly 25 years of wide-ranging civil litigation and counseling experience to his practice, and has represented clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and various arbitration panels.


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