What Legal Issues Do Employers Need to Consider in 2023?

By Kimberly Klayman & Christopher Cognato & Harry Levin

With great power comes great responsibility.

Understanding the ins and outs of being an employer is critical for building the foundational underpinnings of your startup’s culture and ability to retain talent. As employers, startup founders must consider federal laws and varying state and city laws, a thicket of rules made all the more complicated by the increasingly remote-work world in which we live. Mistakes concerning classification and employment contracts can be expensive to fix, hurt morale, and result in an inability to attract top talent.

The best approach is to carefully consider employment matters early on and discuss the pros and cons of key decisions with an employment lawyer. Below, we discuss some of the key decisions that many startups face.