When your company is in compliance with the law, and your employees feel that they are valued and treated fairly, your chances of legal battles is as low as possible. This keeps your fear of legal fees over employment issues at a minimum.
ALL employers are subject to state and federal employment laws. This is certainly one prime example of the addage, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse." MOST employers are not in compliance with all laws.
Help for Employers
Avoiding costly legal action has as much to do with your company's environment as it does with compliance with the law. Employees who feel engaged and valued are far less likely to bring legal action against you.