Labor and Employment
The old adage "the best defense is a good offense" rings particularly
true in the employment context. Each year, state and federal government
agencies conduct thousands of audits on employers, covering a wide variety
of issues ranging from wage and hour, to safety requirements, employee
classification and a host of other issues. As a result, employers spend
millions of dollars in penalties and other remedial measures on compliance
issues—millions of dollars that can be avoided with a good offense.
Employers are increasingly caught in a complex web of federal and state
employment laws and regulations. Knowledge of the increasing regulatory
responsibilities placed on employers, as well as practical approaches
to addressing these responsibilities, are the hallmarks of a good offense.
Likewise, knowledge of
discrimination laws and other workplace issues allows us to craft effective and practical
solutions to what often are complex problems.
We offer employers a variety of services to minimize their risk in these
areas, including policy drafting and implantation, updating handbooks,
conducting audits and internal investigations, employee and supervisor
training, and assisting with day to day questions as they might arise.
Our risk management services exist to target and address problems before
they occur; if instead you need us to address a problem after it occurs,
well, we are good at that too. Whether it is assisting you in the event
of a troublesome government audit, representing you in administrative
action, or litigating a court claim, our experienced employment litigators
are recognized for their unparalleled skill and results.