Compliance and Negotiation
The ability to recognize problems and create solutions before they become an emergency.
The relationship between you and your employees is heavily regulated, both at the state and federal level, based on complex laws and significant judicial decisions. This is an ever-evolving field and we can assist you with the creation and implementation of policies and practices in keeping with the relevant laws and regulations and with drafting agreements that are both lawful and advantageous to your business.
Areas of focus:
- Employee policies and procedures
- Hiring and firing decisions
- Employment agreements
- Separation agreements
- Non-compete and non-solicitation provisions
- Federal and state laws:Title VII, ADA and ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, WARN Act, and USERRA
The expertise and ability to guide your business through an emergency.
It isn’t always possible to avoid litigation. When claims are asserted against your company, we have the breadth of experience and ability to handle difficult and complex employment law issues. We are capable of taking cases to trial where necessary and vigorously defending your company. Acknowledging that extensive litigation is not always in the best interest of your company, we are also highly skilled at negotiation and finding alternative solutions that are in your company’s best interest.
Areas of focus:
- Employment discrimination and harassment
- Retaliation claims
- Overtime and other wage claims
- Reasonable accommodation
- Violations of restrictive covenants
- Wrongful termination claims
An employee handbook is an important tool for managing your employees and protecting your company against legal challenges. We can help you revise your current handbook or draft a new handbook customized for your company to provide guidance to employees and management and prevent potential problems.
We can provide a thorough audit of your employee policies, procedures and practices to assess your company’s compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, determine opportunities for improvement, and advise you on best practices going forward.
Business Owners and Managers
Property Management Firms
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