As an attorney, it’s easy to believe you don’t need help when it comes to understanding the intricacies of employment law. But even lawyers sometimes need employment attorneys, particularly if you are scaling and growing your law firm business and hiring new team members.

In this episode of Wealthy Woman Lawyer®, Karly Wannos, a Florida employment lawyer and founder of Wannos Law Firm in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is Davina’s guest. Wannos Law Firm helps business and HR professionals take preventative steps to boost employee retention, navigate tricky issues in employment law, and avoid exposure to wrongful termination lawsuits.

You won’t want to miss this episode as Karly outlines the benefits of hiring an employment lawyer, when to implement employment contracts, how to identify an independent contractor versus an employee, and her advice for avoiding termination missteps that can expose you to future legal troubles.

Show Highlights:

  • Why even law firms need employment attorneys and the benefits of having one on call
  • What a termination checklist should include and its impact on the employer-employee relationship
  • When you should consider implementing employment contracts and some provisions to include in them
  • Karly’s thoughts on employee retention and how to avoid missteps during the hiring process
  • Guidelines for identifying whether a new hire is an independent contractor or an employee (plus why it is SO important to have independent contractor agreements)
  • The importance of training your team on employment laws as you grow your law firm
  • The employment documentation you don’t want to forget no matter what

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