Avoiding Employment Litigation

Our employment attorneys assist employers in avoiding costly litigation by emphasizing preventative measures such as counseling and training. Our attorneys can assist your organization to conduct a complete Human Resources Audit in order to ensure your business operations conform to federal and state regulations.

In addition to providing valued advice and training on a day-to-day basis, our Resource seminars and newsletters cover a variety of employment law topics to help business owners and managers learn how to comply with the law before a claim is filed against them. To subscribe to the mailing list for employment law seminars or to receive the Resource newsletter, e-mail your name and address to bmj@bakermanock.com. Please specify that you are interested in the employment law seminars.

Advice on Hiring Practices

Our employment lawyers advise management on appropriate hiring practices, including medical examinations, employee drug and alcohol testing, and compliance with civil rights laws.

Experienced Employment Law Representation

Our employment lawyers are experienced in defending against claims of wage and hour, unlawful termination, unlawful discrimination, unlawful retaliation, breach of employment contract, and in other employment-related claims. We are skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation.

In the event a lawsuit is filed, our employment attorneys provide employers with qualified representation. Members of the group have significant experience representing employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

Employee Relations

The Employment Law Practice Group trains and advises management on all aspects of employee relations such as “at will” employment conditions, handling and investigating employee complaints, the calculation and payment of wages, conducting workplace searches, regulating employees’ lifestyles both at and outside of the workplace, and the adoption and administration of employee benefits.