Human Resources Counseling and Training

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Employment disputes are often won or lost before a complaint is filed.  Employers can be proactive by having excellent employment policies, training, and seeking counsel when difficult situations arise.  Our employment and labor team has extensive experience counseling employers on all areas of employment law, including:

  • Employment classification, joint employment and independent contractors
  • Employment applications and the hiring process
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Temporary service agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Evaluations and performance standards
  • Americans With Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Drug testing
  • Social media issues
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Plant closings
  • Voluntary early retirement and other reduction in force programs
  • Severance agreements
  • Record retention issues
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Immigration issues

In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience providing training on employment issues, whether for individuals on a remedial basis, for managers or particular departments, or on a company-wide basis.  Topics covered in training include:

  • Workplace Drug Policies and Enforcement/Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
  • Right-to-Work
  • Protected,  Concerted Activity and Social Media
  • Collective Bargaining Strategies
  • Respect in the Workplace
  • Bullying and Anti-Harrassment Policies
  • Conducting Lawful and Effective Investigations into Workplace Harrassment and Discrimination
  • Employment Eligibility Verification and Compliance
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Employee Attendance Issues

We also conduct investigations, or advise regarding the conduct of the investigation, when internal or external complaints are made alleging misconduct.