Labor | EMPLOYMENT LAW
Counseling, Compliance, Audits and Investigations
A|Squared Legal Group provides preventative legal counseling in avoiding or handling employee disputes. We advise clients on measures concerning exposure to discrimination, wrongful discharge and other claims. Often we consult with our clients concerning everyday workplace issues, such as recruitment and selection, employee morale, absenteeism and productivity. We enhance our counseling role by offering clients a comprehensive, on-site employment and labor audit of their policies and practices. We are also retained to investigate alleged workplace misconduct, such as harassment and discrimination, and report back our findings and recommendations to management.
Policy and Agreement Drafting
We draft workplace-related documents custom tailored to your specific business needs and practices that comply with the constantly changing laws. These documents may include:
Trade secret agreements
Drug testing policies
Performance review guidelines
Social media policies
Affirmative action plans
These workplace documents can be crucial to the smooth operations of a business and may help prevent or minimize litigation.
Employment Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
Our aggressive counseling and compliance approach helps reduce the likelihood that a client will be subject to a charge of employment discrimination, harassment or retaliation. However, given the cost to a disgruntled employee or applicant for filing a charge (it is free), it does happen. As a result, A|Squared Legal Group routinely represents employers in matters involving employment discrimination, including claims under state and federal law. We assist employers in drafting position statements and responding to requests for information from the EEOC and state and local counterparts. If a claim proceeds to litigation, the Firm offers experienced representation in both federal and state courts.
Wage and Hour
A|Squared Legal Group assist clients in determining which employees are exempt and non-exempt under applicable overtime compensation laws. Where necessary, we represent clients before the administrative agencies and courts with respect to audits and wage payment matters.
Employee Performance Issues
A|Squared Legal Group provides guidance with respect to employee discipline issues, performance improvement plans (“PIP”), accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), leave of absence issues, harassment complaints (including claims of sexual harassment) and termination issues.
A|Squared Legal Group provides representation in all aspects of management/union relations, including union avoidance, collective bargaining, administration of collective bargaining agreements and labor arbitration. We also assist with NLRB proceedings, including all facets of unfair labor practice proceedings and requests for injunctive relief.