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There are many situations in which your business can find itself embroiled in trouble with the law. The good news is that with the information below you can learn how to deal with such issues, and in some cases prevent them from happening altogether. Read on to find out more. 

Compliance Cases 

Whether it is billing rules, or occupational health and safety not being compliant as a business can put both your company and your managers at risk. Indeed, as well as spelling PR disaster for your business, your managers, directors, and CEOs could face criminal charges and real jail time if they are discovered to have played a role in the law-breaking.

However, the good news is that if you ever do find yourself facing criminal charges, defense professionals like Sitkoff & Hanrahan, LLP can help. This is because they can vigorously and aggressively advocate for you both inside and outside of court, and ensure that you do not end up becoming the scapegoat for the wrongs of the institution you work for. 

Tax cases 

Tax law can be extremely complicated, and making sure that your enterprise minimizes payments, while also meeting all the requirements involved can be a challenge. However, tax law needs to be taken just as seriously as any other kind of legal issue, as if you are found to be breaking it, it can land you with a felony charge. 

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With that in mind, making sure you and anyone working with you in your business is educated on basic tax law is essential. Also, making a random check to ensure they are keeping to this law is helpful. Some businesses even choose to work with specialist tax advisers to ensure they are working inside of the tax laws at all times. 

Unfair dismissals

When you are running a business, those working for you are protected under the law, and that means they cannot be dismissed without good reason. Also, specific characteristics are protected in some places such as race, religion and sexual orientation and cannot be used as grounds for termination. However, because wrongful termination laws differ greatly from one state to another, making sure your business complies with them can be tricky at best. 

Usually, the best way to avoid being embroiled in an unfair dismissal suit is to have very clear hiring and firing guidelines to begin with. Of course, you will need to make sure that your managers stick to these as well as document each stay of the dismissal process, so if it does end up going to court you can prove you acted in good faith. 


Harassment in the workplace can take many forms from bullying to unwanted sexual advances. However, no matter which form it takes, it’s best to do everything you can to stamp it out before it becomes a serious issue. This is for two reasons, the first is that yes, your company can get in serious trouble with the law if one employee is found to be harassing another. 

However, it’s also worth noting that a culture of bullying and harassment can be particularly bad for employee morale, which can hurt your business in a much wider sense than any isolated incident.