Employees are a business’s most valuable resource, and the foundation upon which its success is built. It is critical for businesses to clearly define the rights and responsibilities of employees and to foster an environment that promotes growth and excellence. Kuhn Rogers represents both employers and workers in employment-related legal matters. In this area of the law, our clients can find themselves subject to the jurisdiction of state or federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Our labor and employment lawyer team can advise you regarding employee/employer relationships and contracts, worker’s compensation issues, dispute resolution, insurance issues, wage claims, and discrimination claims.
Issues on which we regularly advise clients include discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations. We counsel employers and employees 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.
For employers, proactive management of employee relations is the best way to avoid employment-related claims. Our labor and employment lawyer team 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. We also give presentations on unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation, management training, and emerging employment law issues.
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.
For further information on Kuhn Rogers’ representation for employment law matters, please contact us to schedule a consultation.