Employment Law

It is said that a company's greatest resource is its people. Accompanying this resource are numerous employment laws and regulations meant to ensure universally fair and equal treatment of employees nationwide. Most organizations work to treat employees fairly and well. Good intentions regarding employee treatment, unfortunately, often fall short of strict adherence to state and federal employment laws. Failure to comply with employment laws can be expensive, leading to lawsuits, insurance increases and other expenses that can affect profitability. Our office can provide training and counsel to small- and medium-size businesses in matters of employment law. We also represent employers in employment litigation.

We offer a full range of employment law services. If your company faces a charge of discrimination based on age, race, gender, religion, national origin or disability, we will provide an aggressive defense. We can draft and review employment contracts and handle disputes over noncompete agreements. And we can provide counsel regarding disputes with board members.

Prevent Costly Employment Law Disputes Before They Happen.

We believe that the most effective way to avoid expense related to employment laws is to avoid employment law violations and claims. Taking proactive steps to avoid a problem is far preferable than having to fix a problem. We can work with you to institute employment law best practices, train managers and create employment law-compliant employee handbooks. Our training will teach managers how to: Reasonably accommodate disabled people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). React appropriately and legally to complaints of sexual harassment. Respond to allegations of discrimination and wage and hour violations and respond to whistleblowers, thereby avoiding the added charge of retaliation. Adopt fair and legal hiring practices. Grant all benefits that employees are legally entitled to, including due time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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