I’m attending the Minnesota State Bar Association’s conference on Small Business. I’m attending the session by Marilyn Clark from Dorsey & Whitney, LLP on Hiring, Firing and Disciplining Employees. She started with some statistics and the first one I heard was this: 49% of current lawsuits deal with employment related issues in one way or another. That seems like a pretty high percentage.
I exchanged emails today with Marilyn. What she said was that 49% of companies report their heaviest legal case loads have to do with employment-related issues, but that 25% of all Federal cases deal with employment related issues.