Labor & Employment

Human Resources/Employment

Lashly & Baer develops and implements labor relations/human resources management processes to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws. This includes the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). In addition, we have extensive legal experience with Executive Order 11246, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as well as state workers’ compensation laws and other state and federal law and regulations.

In developing and implementing compliance processes, we partner with our clients in all aspects of human resources/labor relations management. This can cover everything from designing handbooks, policies and programs to developing hiring and outreach programs.

Lashly & Baer has extensive knowledge of training, drafting employment agreements, disciplinary investigations, counseling on performance, high-level management issues, and terminating the employment relationship. We are experienced in matters such as drug and alcohol testing, monitoring employee communications, trade secret agreements, non-disclosure agreements, wage and hour compliance, reductions in force, Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act (WARN) compliance, HIPAA and much more.

We regularly handle the following legal issues for our clients:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Collective bargaining
  • Compliance with federal and state employment laws
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Criminal background checks
  • Development of policies and procedures for reductions-in-force, drug testing and polygraph testing, and development of affirmative action plans
  • Discipline and termination
  • Discipline hearings
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Employee conflicts of interest
  • Employee manual
  • Employee participation in political activities
  • Employees with AIDS and other illnesses
  • Employer liability
  • Employer rights
  • Employment, independent contractor and consulting agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employment litigation
  • Employment mediation
  • Employment termination
  • Employment-related torts such as defamation and wrongful discharge
  • Employment-related training and counseling
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Harassment claims by employees
  • Hiring, discipline, and dismissal of tenured or contractual employees
  • Internal company investigations
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Personnel policies
  • Prevailing wage litigation
  • Public sector collective bargaining
  • Public sector employment law
  • Restructure covenants
  • Review and preparation of employee handbooks
  • Separation and release agreements
  • Sexual harassment
  • Taxation issues
  • Tenured or contractual employees
  • Union management relations
  • Wage and hour investigation
  • WARN Act compliance
  • Whistleblower claims
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