Employer Legal Guidance:
It's More Than Just Telling You the Law.
Employment law is a sensitive area of the law—how workers relate to one another and react to business initiatives has tremendous impact on an organization’s ability to implement workforce laws, policies, and procedures successfully. We understand this and have the experience, judgment, and knowledge to advise employers how best to prevent employment-related conflicts and use policies and practices that make practical business sense and will keep the organization in compliance with the laws, regulations, and court decisions.
Our attorneys will help you understand the law as it relates to your specific situation. We have counseled employers on managing the most vexing employee-relations situations including hiring, performance management, discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, disability issues, discrimination, harassment, and other human resources matters.
On-call when you need legal advice.
We provide on-call advice for all your employment-related questions and guidance on how to handle or fend off an immediate crisis or dilemma. The firm’s attorneys are available for client counseling around-the-clock. Our long-term clients—owners, management and HR alike—tell us that they sleep better knowing we will support them with day-to-day advice, with a proactive approach to compliance, and most important, when a problem arises.
We help you do things right. We draft and review your policies, procedures, forms, employee handbooks, and agreements, and train your management, supervisors, and staff on your policies and their legal responsibilities.
Working from the right policies, procedures and compliance measures helps protect organizations from risk and liability exposure. At the same time, it promotes a respectful and ethical work environment where everyone is engaged and motivated to do their best.
Making a better world at work.
This is an especially challenging time at work. Every day we hear from clients seeking solutions to difficult choices about their organizations. Our advice to employers takes into account the realities of the current economic and political climate, the lives and motivations of today’s workers, and the many new laws and changes to existing laws and regulations impacting employers. We show employers how to align their organizations to employer best practices on:
- Social Networking Policies
- Classification of Independent Contractors
- Electronic Communications and Technology
- Leaves of Absence, Disability and Caregiving
- Romantic Relationships
- Discrimination, Harassment and Investigations
- Union Organizing
- Restrictive Covenants and Noncompetition Agreements
- Violence and Conflicts
- Flextime and Remote Work
- Diversity and Generational Issues
- Military Veterans
Well Company Checkup: A comprehensive employer practices review.
The Firm’s Well Company Checkup is designed to help employers to sleep better at night knowing they are in legal compliance and doing right by their employees. We developed this assessment tool because we wanted to give our clients greater peace of mind by taking steps to avoid risk and liability exposure for their organizations especially in the employment area.