Attorneys who practice employment law need to know not only the law, they need to apply their knowledge to understand both business and people -- what employers need, what they expect, and what motivates them.
They need to help business owners recognize and sort out emotional and psychological issues from business issues. They need to know how to hire, fire, and discipline employees in a way that not only avoids disputes, but also establishes and maintains a positive and productive working environment. Their skill must go beyond drafting contracts and resolving disputes and include predicting when disputes will arise and structuring agreements to avoid costly litigation. They need to be able to provide counseling about anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, and about protecting confidential information and trade secrets from former employees and competitors.
Our attorneys approach all employment issues with a focus on maintaining relationships, creating a positive environment, resolving conflict, and avoiding litigation. When litigation is inevitable, we help clients focus on business rather than emotional issues.
- Employment-related litigation
- Discrimination claims
- Protection of trade secrets
- Protection of confidential information
- Anti-discrimination counseling
- Anti-discrimination policies
- Anti-harassment counseling & policies
- Employee handbook preparation
- Employment contracts