I’ve been an employer for about 30 years. “But you’re an attorney,” you say. “Yes, of course I am, but I’ve always had a secretary, and the firms with which I have been affiliated have had associates, contract attorneys, legal assistants, bookkeepers, files clerks, etc.” So, directly and indirectly, I’ve been employing people for three decades.
My practice focuses on business and real estate issues. My clients are employers, large and small, in many, many different industries. I’ve represented my clients in times good and bad, and often talk with them about employment issues.
My point? Never, not once, have I decided to hire someone because I–or my firm–had extra money lying around. And never, not once, has a