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Comprehensive Services Regarding Labor And Employment Issues
Any organization with a few, or a few thousand, employees has the potential for labor or employment problems. These issues can bring a business on the move to a standstill. To make sure your business keeps going, Lashly & Baer, P.C. provides comprehensive representation and advice to employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law.
We work closely with our clients to create and implement clear and concise employee handbooks, advise on and draft policies, and offer training seminars on new and updated laws affecting our clients’ businesses. The outcome? Our attorneys help to minimize the probability of employment conflicts.
Of course, even with the best of defenses, no employer is completely immune from employment claims. We are skilled at conducting thorough investigations into claims in the defense of our clients. Whenever possible, our attorneys will negotiate a solution beneficial to both sides through mediation or other alternative means. We are also fully prepared to aggressively represent our clients in court.
Clients turn to James C. Hetlage, Julie Z. Devine and other Lashly & Baer attorneys for our experience in collective bargaining negotiations, union avoidance, unfair labor practice charges, unlawful union activities and labor arbitration. Plus, we also counsel employers in union organizing campaigns, elections and union decertification proceedings.
At our firm, we assist clients with issues surrounding:
- Employee benefits
- Employment discrimination and wrongful retaliation
- Human resources
- General labor issues
- Workers’ compensation
Lashly & Baer, P.C. is there to help when you face strikes, picketing, hand billing, and work stoppages during the collective bargaining process.
In the compensation and benefits area, Rhonda A. O’Brien can provide guidance and counsel. We design, implement and provide legal counsel on employee welfare benefit plans, retirement plans and executive compensation plans in compliance with state law where applicable, and the Internal Revenue Code. We also assist our clients in complying with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) where exemptions do not apply.
We Have The Experience Necessary To Help Our Clients
Our job is to make sure your employees keep doing theirs. We also litigate the enforcement of noncompetition, confidentiality and trade secret agreements.
Our labor and employment attorneys have been active members of the following:
- The Labor & Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- American Association for Justice
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers