Employment

HDRB&B provides trusted counseling to employers and employees on a broad range of workplace and employment-related matters.

For Employers

Our experienced attorneys partner with in-house counsel, human resources personnel, office managers, and partners and principals of our corporate clients to limit exposure to liability by:

  • Providing day-to-day employment counseling
  • Drafting and enforcing employment agreements, including:
    • confidentiality agreements
    • restrictive covenants
    • independent contractor agreements
    • separation agreements
    • releases
  • Drafting comprehensive employee handbooks and well-reasoned hiring, firing, and performance management guidelines and decisions
  • Conducting comprehensive workplace audits to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, including:
    • harassment and discrimination laws
    • wage and hour laws
    • employee v. independent contract classifications
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Providing workforce diversity training suitable for management, supervisors and non-supervisory employees
  • Conducting internal investigations of discrimination complaints, whistleblower allegations, and other reports of workplace misconduct
  • Structuring and implementing reductions in force (RIFs) in accordance with state and federal WARN Act requirements

For Employees

Our employment team provides expert and trusted advice to executives and other high level employees with respect to negotiating their employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, and separation agreements.  We have been successful in assisting employees enhance severance packages, navigate restrictive covenant agreements, and re-enter the workplace following a protected leave of absence.