Harrison, MI, May 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Connolly Law Firm and its associates is one of the Nation’s leaders in providing comprehensive asset protection structures for business owners.
For many years the Connolly Law Firm has continued to inform individuals as to the destructive effects of litigation on uninformed and, thus, unprepared business owners. For example, the Lilly Ledbetter bill, enacted in 2009, makes it easier for workers to win lawsuits claiming pay discrimination based on sex, race, religion, national origin, age or disability. Unfortunately, the bill relaxes the statute of limitations by providing that each paycheck is a violation of the law if it results in whole or in part from a discriminatory pay decision made in the past.
The Connolly Law Firm warns that employers will now be exposed to “decades-old discrimination claims that they have no ability to defend” William Comer, and, that the “individual responsible for the alleged discrimination is no longer with the company, or perhaps not even living,” said William Comer
A national news contributing editor wrote that “small companies may be at a disadvantage – few have access to the attorney’s and human-resources professionals that will help larger businesses comply with the newly expanded law.”
The Connolly Law Firm further warns that shaving the salaries of some employees may help a company’s bottom line, but it could also invite trouble with state and federal regulators, or lead to lawsuits because the employer failed to plan for the worst.
Going by seniority can be problematic when workers over the age of 40 are involved because of the protection now afforded under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. And, claims of retaliation are becoming more common-place, particularly in wake of two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions (CBOCS West v. Humphries, and, Gomez-Perez v. Potter) expanding the ability of workers to sue for retaliation.
For companies with 100 or more employees, under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act employers must give employees at least 60 days’ prior notice of any pending layoff or face costly statutory damages. This law also applies if a company is sold and some or all of the previously acquired employees are let go by the new owners.
The Connolly Law Firm warms both individuals and businesses that they should not gamble with their future. For many years the Connolly Law Firm has provided proven protective solutions to a wide range of individuals and businesses. "Survival is a key issue in today’s adverse economic and political climate, and a comprehensive asset protection structure should be a major part of a business owner’s long-term strategy" said by William Comer. Additional information is immediately available by visiting www.professionalassetprotectionservices.com, or, by calling (989) 539-3996.