Employment Law Matters
K&A represents management in matters that concern the employment relationship.
We advise and assist employers in establishing sound practices that minimize the risk of employment claims; in complying with federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and in dealing with day-to-day employment matters (such as counseling and discharges).
We prepare and advise on:
- Personnel policies and procedures
- Employee handbooks and application forms
- Employment, independent contractor, and severance agreements
- Severance pay policies
- Restrictive covenant agreements (non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements)
Our areas of practice include:
- COVID-19 employment and leave issues
- Non-discrimination laws
- Federal and state family and medical leave laws
- Wage claims under state law and wage and classification issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
We advise on a variety of employment contractual agreements
We represent employers before federal, state and local administrative agencies, and assist with federal and state court proceedings if disputes proceed to litigation. We represent employers in defending against claims that allege employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, age, and disability, as well as other bases protected under state and local laws (including sexual orientation and marital status).
We advise on executive employment contract issues, including non-competition provisions.
We provide training to clients regarding employment law issues and employer obligations. In particular, we address significant developing areas of employment law such as sexual harassment, wage-hour issues (particularly overtime and other compensation issues), and hiring and firing employees.