IT’S TIME FOR…Legal Tweet Meet! Every Thursday from 8-9 pm EST, provided by Kendrick Law Practice (https://www.kendricklaw.net) #legaltweetmeet
I am your host for tonight’s show and Founder of KLP, @Dar’shun Kendrick. Thank you for joining us tonight for #legaltweetmeet.
Who’s checking in this evening?! If you are, mention us at let us know your location in Georgia for tonight’s #legaltweetmeet show!
The Title of Today’s Show is “7 Steps to a Litigation Free Office”. #legaltweetmeet.
You will be able to ask questions AT THE END of the presentation so STAY TUNED! #legaltweetmeet
DISCLAIMER 1: KLP is only authorized to practice law in Georgia. Therefore, our advice is limited to the State of Georgia. #legaltweetmeet
DISCLAIMER 2: We only practice business law so we can’t help you with personal legal matters. Sorry L #legaltweetmeet
DISCLAIMER 3: These #legaltweetmeet Questions and Answers DO NOT create an attorney-client relationship.
PROCESS: Direct message a question and I will “tweet” the response without mentioning your name #legaltweetmeet
PROCESS: OR Mention @kendricklaw and ask your question and I will RT then immediately answer. #legaltweetmeet
The hashtag for our Legal Tweet Meet is #legaltweetmeet.
Be sure to join us on other social media for advice to help keep you “IN business and OUT of Court”. #legaltweetmeet
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Are you ready to learn some information to help keep you “IN business and OUT of Court”? Here we go! #legaltweetmeet
STEP 1: Meet frequently with your business attorney. Nothing keeps down litigation like knowledge. #legaltweetmeet
You should have #business attorney that provides you continuing legal education about the business legal environment. #legaltweetmeet
STEP 2: Post the required federal material related to labor. Labor is a HIGHLY LITIGATED area of law. #legaltweetmeet
There are federal and state agencies that provide you with all the material you need to post if you have employees. #legaltweetmeet
STEP 3: Display the proper signage. This means signs that warn of any hazardous conditions on your premises. #legaltweetmeet
It would also be a good idea to obtain premises liability insurance and have a reporting procedure in place. #legaltweetmeet
STEP 4: Treat employees equally. This goes without saying but make sure that there are no signs of favoritism. #legaltweetmeet
Discrimination allegations are still alive and well so avoid these scenarios. Know the law on and who is covered. #legaltweetmeet
STEP 5: Play nice. Harassment is another employment issue that should be avoided. Create a “no tolerance” environment. #legaltweetmeet
It would be a good idea to have a written policy against harassment, with consequences, to distribute to employees. #legaltweetmeet
STEP 6: Have a carefully crafted employee manual available to all employees. Some lawyers don’t like employee manuals. #legaltweetmeet
If you draft an employee manual, have an attorney review it. This is a written statement to employees so beware! #legaltweetmeet
STEP 7: If it doesn’t feel right, ask someone. This doesn’t even have to be your business attorney. #legaltweetmeet
If you have an HR Department, ask them or another professional or expert. Don’t let it go one day without following up. #legaltweetmeet
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Do you have social media policies already in place you would like to share? #legaltweetmeet
ALRIGHT! Now it’s time for the 2nd half of #legaltweetmeet that is an OPEN FORUM to ask me any questions. #legaltweetmeet
Remember you can mention @kendricklaw or DM us for answers to your questions. #legaltweetmeet
Match your question number (Ex. Q5) to my answer number (Ex. A5). #legaltweetmeet
READY…SET….GO! How can KLP help you make or save money through competent legal and business advice and counseling? #legaltweetmeet
THANK YOU ALL for attending KLP’s Legal Tweet Meets. Join us next week and BRING A FRIEND for our #legaltweetmeet Thursday from 8-9 pm.
NEXT SHOW: March 29th– Partnerships vs. Joint Ventures- Know the Legal Differences in the 2! #legaltweetmeet
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