Complex laws. Compliance issues. Employee relations. Employment disputes. The right legal counsel can save your business from unnecessary risk.
Advice and Counsel
Compliance is key. The laws and regulations governing employment and internal policies for businesses can be intricate, making it very difficult for any business to completely avoid risk.
Getting your compliance and internal policy matters right the first time is the best way to avoid serious legal problems down the road. Our attorneys can help.
We can provide your company with legal counsel and guidance when it comes to:
- Establishing company policies and best practices for hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees
- Preparing employee handbooks and policy manuals
- Responding internally to discrimination or harassment claims
- Preparing employment agreements and other types of employment-related contracts
- Updating your safety and health compliance strategies
- Reviewing your human resources department for compliance issues and potential exposure to litigation
In addition to helping set up policies and reviewing current practices for our clients, we also guide them through real-time issues involving hiring and firing, safety updates and legal claims brought by employees.
Defending Employment Claims and Lawsuits
Every company carries a degree of vulnerability to employee claims. Even the most fastidious business can make small errors in compliance or fail to catch its managers or executives in wrongdoing that could lead to a claim from an employee.
Our firm will investigate the contents of an employee claim and suggest defense strategies that will eliminate or contain the damage.
We provide strategic, effective representation for local businesses facing claims involving:
- Discrimination based on race, gender, religion, pregnancy, disability and other protected characteristics
- Wage and hour violations
- Employee benefit entitlements
- Sexual harassment
- Breach of employment agreements
Each case is unique. Officers and other agents of companies facing serious accusations from employees should speak with a lawyer to learn how they can be helped.