When we think of startups we most often picture determined individuals willing to put in long hours to establish their emerging businesses. However, most startups fail to consider the downfalls associated with not consulting with an attorney concerning employment contracts (e.g. non-compete clauses) and issues arising out of employment law such as harassment or discrimination. It is highly recommended that startups consult with an attorney at all levels of their emerging business to avoid some of common mistakes. This can be instrumental in their success and future profits and/or losses.