Employers are subject to myriad, sometimes conflicting federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
Among the federal statutes regulating the employment relationship are: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Occupational Safety and Health Act; Family and Medical Leave Act;, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Davis Bacon Act; and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
Many states and other localities have similar, and frequently more stringent, statutes that further regulate the relationship between employer and employees.
Since 1988 we have been providing both private and public sector clients with the following employment law related services:
- Advice to assure compliance with the myriad requirements of federal and state employment, safety, and wage and hour laws
- Review of employment policies, practices and handbooks
- Advice on specific hiring, promotion, discharge, reductions in force, acquisition and other employment-related decisions
- Preparation and implementation affirmative action plans
- Development of attendance, tardiness, discipline, drug testing and other employment related programs
- Management and supervisory training workshops concerning the legal requirements of employment laws and methods for avoiding employment-related litigation
- Advice and preparation with respect to individual employment contracts; non-compete, confidentiality and /or non-disclosure agreements and separation agreements
- Defense of clients before federal, state and local fair employment practice, discrimination and other administrative agencies
- Representing clients in employment litigation before federal and state courts