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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 151 IDEA: Hire an Experienced Labor Attorney

You will be assaulted, abused, or sued by an employee; it's only a question of when and how,” declared Robert Millman, a feisty labor attorney who now serves as chairman of the board of Littler Mendelson in Los Angeles.

“Small business owners, in particular, are being hit very hard by employment laws, even if they only have five employees,” said Millman, who has been defending and protecting companies from their angry, derisive employees for more than 30 years.

Business owners eagerly buy liability insurance to protect themselves from fires and floods, yet they don't spend time or money getting up to speed on employment laws. “The most dangerous thing you face in your small business is not a ...

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