What are the most common small business lawsuits?
Small business lawsuits arise for a variety of reasons.
It's difficult, if not impossible for businesses, especially small businesses, to avoid disputes. Even if a business owner did everything right most days, one small mistake one time could land them in hot water. All it takes is one unsatisfied employee or one interaction with a disgruntled customer to expose them open to a lawsuit.
Some of the most common reasons for small business lawsuits include:
- Wrongful termination
- Overtime pay
- Wage and hour violations
- Breach of contract
- Misrepresentation of product or services
- Fraud or misrepresentation of product or services
- Defective products
- Personal injury lawsuit
- Intellectual property claim
- Unfair competition
What can a small business do to avoid lawsuits?
A small business may not want to spend the money for legal advice, but in the long run, having contracts drafted, companies structured, and complaints handled, by a professional legal team will save a small business not only money but valuable time.
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