Employment Law Compliance

Proactive Strategies and Solutions

Laws and regulations affecting the workplace impact virtually every aspect of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment and hiring, compensation, leaves of absence, and termination. Maintaining legal compliance in this highly regulated environment presents a variety challenges to employers. These laws and regulations, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), can be burdensome, complex, and the penalties for noncompliance can be severe. Perhaps most frustrating is the fact that this area of the law is constantly changing. However, employers who choose to be proactive can, through compliance, dramatically reduce their risk of lawsuits or government investigations. We work closely with our clients to develop compliance policies and programs tailored to their particular industries and to the specific needs of their businesses.

Practice Overview

• Discrimination and harassment
• Wages and overtime
• Accommodations for people with disabilities
• Leaves of absence, including under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Employee benefits, including health and retirement plans (ERISA)
• Workplace safety (OSHA)
• Accommodations for religious practices
• Drug testing
• Background checks
• Recordkeeping and document retention
• Labor union-management relations
• Video and computer monitoring