Employment Relations between Employer and Employee can be complex
Employment Law is a complex array of state and federal rules expose employers to a wide range of risks and liabilities. We help employers meet the legal challenges they face and help protect the employee.
We also assist clients with personnel management planning (e.g., employment, non-disclosure and severance agreements, handbooks, etc.), keep them abreast of relevant legal developments, and provide counsel during critical decision-making.
This burgeoning area of the law generates more risks to the employer. Employment law imposes duties on both employer and employee and rights. The potential claims that a business is exposed to are numerous and among the most serious threats to any business, and many are not covered by insurance . There is no area of risks of litigation that requires more careful identification of, and attention to, the special needs of each client.
We represented employers and employees in a wide variety of employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings. These matters include, but are not limited to, avoiding, prosecution of and defense of wrongful termination claims, employment discrimination, contract and civil rights claims, competitive business practice matters, proprietary information and non-compete claims, state and federal wage laws, and unemployment compensation claims.
We can be helpful in counseling clients on litigation avoidance techniques, including employment contracts, employer-employee relations, personnel policies, and pro-active employer programs.
Whether your business has employment practices liability insurance, or is self-insured with respect to employment claims, we will work with you to evaluate any claims as early in the process as is reasonably possible, so that strategies can be formulated and the matter brought to the speediest possible conclusion, allowing you to get on with the business of your business.
Examples of employment risks and documentation that help avoid the risk include:
- Drafting non-compete provision for an employment contract.
- Drafting termination provisions of an employment agreement with protective non compete area and time period.
- Successful representation of an employer in EEOC case filed by employee on claim of race and sex discrimination and work harassment.
- Successful Representation of a small size employer with an employee who quit but took employers proprietary customer information, so employer filed action to retrieve the information..