Protect Your Business with Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch

Small business owners all across the world can probably understand how hard it is to start up a business and keep it successful throughout all of the challenges they face. Whether your challenges are financial or legal related, it is always nice to have a support team that will help you protect your business. Our business attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you protect your business. If you need a Camden County business lawyer you can trust, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation. Keep reading for a few mistakes you should avoid making as a business owner.


Mistakes You Should Avoid Making as a Business Owner


Failing to Act Quickly When Someone Files a Sexual Harassment Claim
This can be an awful mistake to make for any business owner. Sexual harassment claims can result in businesses paying thousands of dollars in lawsuits and could even result in your company being shut down. Do everything in your power to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace. Host open educational seminars and promote a work environment where employees feel they can be open and honest about situations at work where they may have felt uncomfortable.

Violating Copyright Laws 
Many businesses make this mistake due to not knowing any better. Essentially, a good rule of thumb is if you didn't take a photo or have permission to use a photo you may have found online for your company's advertisement, then don't use it. Otherwise, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in a copyright lawsuit.

Breaking HR Rules Within Your Company
As a business owner, it's good to familiarize yourself with HR basics and avoiding common HR mistakes such as:

  • Using discriminating language in job postings
  • Firing an employee for taking a leave of absence
  • Failing to properly document employee terminations
  • Having an outdated employee handbook or no handbook at all
  • Asking an illegal question in a job interview



Protect Your Business with Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch


Our business attorneys in Camdenton have years of experience in helping businesses, both big and small, with all of their legal needs. We recognize that each business is unique and different, and we will take the time to learn about and understand your business so that we can provide the best possible services and solutions for your endeavor. Contact us to set up a consultation by calling 573-346-7231. We have evening and weekend appointments available. Our firm is conveniently located next to the Camden County courthouse, and we have an open door policy where clients can feel free to stop by and discuss their legal needs.

Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C.
The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising. When you need a knowledgeable attorney, we invite you to contact us to set up a consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We have access to interpreters.

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85 Court Circle N.W., P.O. Box 559
Camdenton, MO 65020   GET A MAP
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