Employers have an increasingly complex environment in which to work with their employees. The challenges of trying to do the right thing are often countered with the age old adage that “No good deed goes unpunished.” So just having the right intentions is not enough to avoid running afoul of the law.
ACB’s Employment & Labor Practice, under the leadership of Members Sharkey Burke and Dan Baker, and Partner Bethany Johnson, has a focus on trying to prevent an incorrect decision that might cost an employer a tremendous amount of time and money in the future. ACB presents a team approach to advising and defending employers on issues such as discipline, terminations, wage and hour issues, discrimination, employment agreements, and paid time off issues. Whether dealing with investigation, witness preparation, administrative agency proceedings, trial, or appeals, ACB provides the staff necessary to successfully manage these difficult issues.
The often overlooked area of employee handbooks and policy and procedure manuals should be reviewed and updated every few years. As businesses grow or change budgets, locations, industries, and employees, their written materials need to stay in step.
In an effort to assist with litigation avoidance, ACB also offers training and education to supervisory staff on employment related issues. Examples of the areas of employment law in which ACB is most active include, but are not limited to:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN)
- Workers’ Compensation