The Firm provides employers with the tools necessary to ensure that they are in compliance with the laws that cover their businesses to protect against future claims by employees. Legal advice is crucial to employers as it may serve to minimize any potential damages an employee can recover, whether by reducing the statute of limitations or liquidated damages that could otherwise apply to the claim.
The preventative counseling and compliance services the Firm provides to employers include the preparation of employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, employment policies and severance agreements, as well as training so that employers are best positioned to avoid discrimination and harassment in the workplace. In addition, the Firm conducts internal audits of employer records so that employers know whether there are any possible wage and hour violations of which they are not aware, such as misclassification of an employee as exempt or as an independent contractor.
When matters are further pursued by employees in agencies or courts, the Firm has experience in defending employers and bringing resolution to the claims asserted against them. As well, if an employee has improperly used trade secrets, diverted business opportunities or violated a restrictive covenant agreement, the Firm vigorously prosecutes claims against employees for their wrongful conduct.