Now, more than ever, business owners, managers, supervisors and human resource professionals must navigate the minefield of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the employer/employee relationship. Considering the litigious climate that permeates American society, it is critical for employers of all sizes to be mindful of, and in compliance with, the many employment laws and regulations with which employers must abide.
Whether it be the hiring or firing process, alleged harassment or discrimination in the workplace, employee classification issues or the simple drafting of an Employee Handbook, there are many opportunities for an unwary employer to find itself in trouble.
Our lawyers, led by Ethan O’Shea, past chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee, are here to help employers navigate these laws and avoid potentially costly litigation. We routinely consult with employers on:
- Employee Handbooks
- Workplace Harassment Training and Investigation
- Employee Hiring
- Employee Discipline
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- Title VII and Age Discrimination
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- National Labor Relations Act
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
- Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act
- Employee Classification (employee vs. independent contractor issues)
- Non-Competition Agreements and Restrictive Covenants
- Wage Payment and Overtime Issues
- Representation before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Unemployment Compensation Appeals
- Litigation in the State and Federal Courts
Although our goal is to help employers avoid litigation, when going to court is necessary, we are well prepared to represent our clients at every level— in the state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, including the PHRC and EEOC.