Employment Issues for Startups


Orrick Technology Companies Group partner Jonathan Chou and Employment Law & Litigation partner Lisa Lupion discuss common questions that startup companies have about labor and employment issues involved in hiring, separations and investigations.

Part I: Hiring

Decisions made about the hiring and classification of employees in the early stages of a startup business are critical to its success. Jonathan and Lisa break down the most important considerations, including the need for proper documentation.

Part II: Separations

Every separation between an employee and an early-stage company sets a precedent. Jonathan and Lisa explain the different types of separations and what startups can do to prepare for them.

Part III: Investigations

As startup companies grow and hire more employees, the consequences of having a larger team become inevitable – including the risk of internal investigations. Jonathan and Lisa discuss how startups can make sure they are prepared for investigations and other employee relations issues in a post #MeToo world.