HR & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS ISSUES

As an employer, you want to have a well-qualified and productive workforce while also complying with a daunting and ever-changing set of rules. If you fail to comply with these obligations, productivity and morale may suffer, and worse, costly litigation can ensue. Because of our national recognition as a leading force in labor and employment law, national and state bar associations, training providers and clients frequently ask our lawyers to train their lawyers, senior executives, lower-level supervisors and employees regarding strategy and compliance issues.

Knowledge & Understanding: The Keys to Successful Employee Relations

Our labor and employment attorneys provide practical assistance to managers, HR professionals and in-house counsel regarding the wide range of day-to-day employment issues they face and decisions they must make. We provide effective counsel on such matters as:

  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Trade secrets and non-compete issues.
  • Workers' compensation.
  • Executive employee agreements and executive comp.
  • Job duties and essential functions.
  • Handbooks and workplace policies.
  • Hiring decisions.
  • Drug and alcohol policies and testing.
  • Background checks.
  • Harassment policies and investigations.
  • Medical examinations.
  • Federal contractor compliance.
  • Employee terminations.
  • Workplace violence.
  • Reductions in force.
  • Pay practices.
  • Release agreements.
  • ADA and FMLA compliance.
  • Supervisor training.
  • Addressing whistleblower claims.
  • Military leave. 
  • Supporting You Every Day

We understand the need of your HR staff and in-house counsel to be knowledgeable regarding employee relations best practices and fully equipped to perform their labor and employee relations responsibilities. To achieve that, we provide practical assistance on day-to-day employment decision-making. We are able to coach, counsel and advise your staff using a variety of tools, including phone consultation, individual or small group coaching sessions, group training sessions, seminars, legal memoranda and webinars.

Plus, because we closely monitor pending changes, we can advise and educate you regarding new and revised laws and regulations relevant to your operations and help prepare you for changes and their potential impact on your business. When regulatory changes are enacted, we provide timely advice and practical guidance and training.