Our firm has experience with, and provides services for, both employers and employees. In this area of the law, our clients can find themselves subject the jurisdiction of state or federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. We can advise you regarding employee/employer relationships and contracts, worker’s compensation issues, dispute resolution, insurance issues, wage claims, and discrimination claims.
The most common areas of our practice revolve around claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations. We provide employers and employees advice regarding compliance issues arising under Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We also prepare or review employment documents such as employment contracts, offer letters, employee handbooks and policies, and separation agreements.
On the employer side, proactive management of employee relations is the best way to avoid employment-related claims. Our firm works with employers and human resource professionals on day-to-day management issues including hiring, discipline and termination decisions, reductions in force, and restrictive covenants (i.e. non-competition agreements) to provide valuable and practical advice. However, even with the best preparation, employment-related claims can and do arise. When they do, we work with our clients to develop the most expedient response and identify a solution.
We also give presentations on unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation, management training, and emerging employment law issues.