Guiding employers through the maze of legal issues arising in the employer-employee relationship.

General employment law counseling is an integral part of the services provided by FTLF’s employment practice group. By partnering with our clients’ management or human resources professionals, we develop practices and policies that serve as the first line of defense against exposure to employment litigation.

We recognize that a business can only thrive if there is harmony in the employer-employee relationship. As such, our employment attorneys work proactively with clients to implement practical solutions that are designed to enhance employee relations and improve productivity. Through this collaborative process, we are able to minimize the risk of protracted and costly litigation and provide our clients with a strong legal defense in the event that a dispute arises.

We provide effective counsel in all areas of day-to-day personnel practices and employee relations matters including

  • Advising on compliance issues with federal employment statutes (Title VII, Executive Order 11246, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising personnel policies and employee handbooks
  • Counseling on wage and hour regulations
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts, restrictive covenants (e.g., non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions), independent contractor agreements, separation agreements, severance agreements, and all other documents that have an impact on the employment relationship
  • Investigating and responding to EEO complaints
  • Advising on employee hiring, discipline, evaluation, and termination
  • Counseling on harassment and hostile work environments